Soviet missile bases detected in Cuba; President Kennedy demands their removal. The confrontation is the closest the U.S. and U.S.S.R. ever come to war. Crisis is resolved when Soviets agree to remove Cuban missiles in exchange for removal of U.S. missiles in Turkey.
John Steinbeck is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann executed in Israel
U.S. establishes semi-permanent military presence in Vietnam
Pope John XXIII convenes the Second Vatican Council, which will modernize many practices of the Catholic Church when it concludes three years later
THE FIRST SKATER to complete the Triple Lutz in official competition - Donald Jackson
in 1962 World Championships
THE FIRST Female SKATER to complete the Triple Salchow in official competition - Petra Burka
1962 Canadian championships ( first triple jump by a woman)
World Series: New York Yankees over San Francisco, 4-3
Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jack Nicklaus wins U.S. Open golf title.
The Green Bay Packers defeat the New York Giants to take football's National League championship
She got her good looks from her father-he's a plastic surgeon
Any Man who says he can see through a woman is missing a lot.
A man's only as old as the woman he feels.
Send two dozen roses to Room 424 and put 'Emily, I love you' on the back of the bill.
Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days.
After two days in hospital, I took a turn for the nurse.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
TV Shows: I've Got a Secret, Beverly Hillbillies, Route 66, The Flinstones, Price is Right, Ben Casey
Books: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee; Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
Marilyn Monroe dies, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills
Phil Knight develops the first Nike running shoe
Blowin' in the Wind, Go Away Little Girl, Days of Wine and Roses, The Loco-Motion, Sherry, Monster Mash, Big Girls Don't Cry, The Twist - Chubby Checker, Good luck Charm - Elvis Presley, Soldier Boy - Shirelles, Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler, Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton, Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Lawrence of Arabia - How the West Was Won - To Kill a Mockingbird - The Manchurian Candidate - Ride the High Country
PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Demi Moore Emilio Estevez Evander Holyfield
Jodie Foster Bo Jackson Tom Cruise