On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1962

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: NY Yankees win 20th championship; beat SF Giants, 1-0 at Candlestick Park for 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry
  • Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis begins as JFK is shown photos confirming the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba

  • KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 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
1962 Highlights

About October 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra