On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1962

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA

Meeting of Interest

JFK meets Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko

Music Recording

Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

  • US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Jody Rosenthal, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1987), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
1962 Highlights

About October 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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