What Happened on October 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

Cuban missile crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis
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  • JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
  • Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)