What Happened on October 22, 1962

Historical Events

Cuban 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

Event of Interest

JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote

  • Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Odenkirk, American actor (Breaking Bad; Better Call Saul), comic, and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter (SNL,1987-91; The Ben Stiller Show; Late Night with Conan O'Brien, 1993-94), born in Berwyn, Illinois
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect (KLM building and design) dies at 75

About October 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers
  • UK #1 Song: Telstar - Tornados