On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1962

The Man Who Saved The World

Historical Events

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

Cuban 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

  • 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, American actor and 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? 59 years, 6 months and 27 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