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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1962

In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins

Event
1962

B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)

Birth
1963

Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29

Death
1963

KRO shows 1st Bonanza

Event
1963

Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award

Event
1963

"110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 perfs

Event
1964

Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1964

"Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 perfs

Event
1964

Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville

Event
1964

Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event
1964

Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia

Event
1964

Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla v Aust

Event
1964

Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)

Birth
1964

Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zaire

Event
1964

18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan

Event
1965

Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament

Event
1965

Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)

Birth
1965

Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings)

Birth
1965

Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres

Event
1966

Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)

Birth
1966

F P Santangelo, Livonia MI, outfielder (Montreal Expos)

Birth
1967

Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)

Birth
1967

Lyle Latell, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon), dies at 63

Death
1968

Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on œ50 bail

Event
1968

Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star

Birth