On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
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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
  • 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, composer, dies at 48