October 28, 1962

  • Cold War WorldMap 1962 (3)

    Map of the Cold War

    Negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union break down, after Khrushchev refused to accept Kenndy's offer of removing Soviet missiles from Cuba, in exchange for the US removing its nuclear missiles from Turkey and Italy.

October 29, 1962

  • 1:01 AM - 2:00 AM: The United States Navy launches cruise missiles against radar stations, airfields, missile silos, and naval bases; devastating the Cuban Navy and Air Force.
  • 2:21 AM - 4:20 AM: The United States Air Force begins an series of bombing runs against Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and other major Cuban cities.

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