What Happened on October 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of Soviet missile bases in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78