Sunday 28 October 1962
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daphne Zuniga and Scotty Nguyen.
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 Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde Dreizehn.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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- St. Anastasia II
- St. Remigius
- Greece - Oxi (No) Day
- Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
- Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Salvius
- St. Abraham
- R.C. Saints - October 28th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Jude (a.k.a Saint Thaddaeus or "of James")
- St. Eadsin
- St. Simon the Zealot (erroneously a.k.a. "the Canaanite")
- St. John Dat
- St. Anglinus
- St. Ferrutius
- St. Fidelis of Como
- Saint Godwin
- St. Honoratus of Vercelli
- Daphne Zuniga: San Francisco, California -- Actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs).
- Scotty Nguyen: Vietnamese-born American professional poker player.
- Bobby Tate: Fictional character on Soap.
- Michel Lagravère: French Matador who moved to Mexico in 1994 and runs a bull-fighting academy Silverio Pérez with 23 students.
- Erik Thorstvedt: Norwegian footballer and manager.
- Pierre Froidebise: Composer, dies at 48.
- Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
- Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
- New York Giants' Y.A. Tittle passes for seven touchdowns versus Washington Redskins (49-34).
- Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
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