What Happened on October 26, 1962

Historical Events

Historic Event

JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

Historic Event

Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closes its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

  • The Beatles record "Ask Me Why"
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • Steve Wren, British pop-rock drummer (Then Jericho - "The Motive"), born in Lambeth, London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 60
1962 Highlights

About October 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 5 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