On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1962

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet ships approach but stop short of the US blockade of Cuba


Famous Birthdays

  • Giovanni Sollima, Italian classical and cross-over cellist, and composer (Silk Road Ensemble; Patti Smith), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Jay Novacek, American NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Martin, South Dakota
1962 Highlights

About October 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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