Saturday 27 October 1962
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett.
In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits.
Gypsy, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962
while Ship Of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Scales of Justice.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar!.
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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
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- Beyond the Fringe opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
- Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
- Soviet Union leasder Nikita Khrushchev publicly calls for the dismantling of U.S. missile bases in Turkey. US President Kennedy agrees to remove the sites at a later date.
- Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
- A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
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