The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
By refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship, Vasily Arkhipov averts nuclear war.
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when an American reconnaissance aircraft takes photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba.
The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, is released in Britain.
An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.
Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the second century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.
Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
During the FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
President Kennedy delivers his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University.
The United States bans all imports and exports from Cuba.