October 27, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba