On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1962

Historical Events

Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement

  • Jo Weatherly in a Pontiac finishes 2nd to Rex White in season-ending Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to clinch his 1st of 2 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships
  • NY Giant Y. A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
  • Daphne Zuniga, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs), born in San Francisco, California
  • Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman, Neth WC 1996)
  • Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Froidebise, Belgian organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 48
1962 Highlights

About October 28, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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