(Monday, October 18, 1982) — The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson featuring Paul McCartney, the first single from Jackson’s upcoming (sixth solo) album Thriller (released Nov. 30, 1982), was released today in the U.S. (Oct 29, 1982 in the UK).
Video: October 18, 1962 (at 7:40)
(Thursday, October 18, 1962, 5:00 p.m. EDT, day three of the Cuban missile crisis, part of the Cold War) — Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko met with U.S. President John F. Kennedy today at the White House and assured him that Soviet military actions in Cuba were purely defensive. Continue reading Gromyko lies to JFK about Soviet military actions in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)
(Saturday, October 18, 1952) — I Went to Your Wedding by Patti Page was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of five weeks (October 18/25, November 1/8/15, 1952).
Video: 'Bess Truman'
(Monday, October 18, 1982, 4:38 a.m. CDT) — Former U.S. First Lady Bess Truman, who served from 1945 to 1953, died today from congestive heart failure at her home in Independence, Missouri. Aged 97 years at her death, Truman remains the longest lived First Lady in United States history.