Tuesday 23 October 1962
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Beatie Edney and Christo van Rensburg.
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.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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 Commandant X.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Beatie Edney: London, England -- Actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man).
- Christo van Rensburg: South Africa -- Tennis star.
- Daria Scagliola: Italian / Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels).
- Mike Tomczak: NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Doug Flutie: American Boston College quarterback when he made his "miracle pass" of over 10,000 yards.
- Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
- USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
- WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
- US navy ships begin a blockade of Cuba, to prevent Soviet ships from bringing in supplies to complete building missile bases.
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