What happened this day in history October 27, 1962

What are the important events that happened on October 27, 1962? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 27, 1962: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 27, 1962 is the 300th day of the year 1962 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 14, 1962 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $20,323.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 27, 1962 Historical Events

  • 1962
    A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • 1962
    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.

Who died on October 27, 1962?

  • 1962
    Enrico Mattei, Italian politician (b. 1906)
  • 1962
    Rudolf Anderson, American pilot and officer (b. 1927)

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