On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1962

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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Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962
Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962
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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)
1962 Highlights

About October 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra