On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1962

Historical Events

United Nations Speech

Adlai Stevenson speaks at the United Nations about the Cuba crisis

  • USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
  • WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatie Edney, English actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • Christo van Rensburg, South African tennis player, born in Uitenhage, South Africa
  • Daria Scagliola, Italian-Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • Doug Flutie, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1984, Boston College; Grey Cup MVP 1992, 96, 97; Pro Bowl 1998, Buffalo Bills), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Mike Tomczak, *American NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Calumet City, Illinois
1962 Highlights

About October 23, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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