On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

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

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

Cuban missile crisis: Soviet ships approach but stop short of the US blockade of Cuba
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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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