On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1962

Article: The Man Who Saved The World

Historical Events

  • "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances

Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines

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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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  • The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian oil industry's most powerful figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi), dies at 58
  • Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
1962 Highlights

About October 27, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio