Cuban Missile Crisis Chronology

OctoberDay of the WeekCovered by Tape #Events
14Sunday*First clear U-2 flight. JFK in New York after Midwest campaign trip.
15Monday*U-2 photos processed; JFK returned to DC & visited by Ben Bella of Algeria.
16Tuesday28, 28AJFK informed of read-out results of photos; first NSC meeting on missile crisis; visit of Crown Prince of Libya; Walter Shirra & family received at White House; Kennedys dined at Joseph Alsop's in evening.
17Wednesday*Gerhard Shroeder (German foreign minister) visited; JFK to lunch at Libyan embassy; JFK attended national day of prayer commemoration at St. Matthew's; JFK Connecticut for campaign trip in afternoon; back to DC in evening
18Thursday30-31Third NSC meeting on Cuba; Cabinet meeting; Eisaku Sato (Japanese minister for trade and industry) visited; meeting with Andrei Gromyko (USSR foreign minister).
19Friday31JFK met with JCS prior to campaign trip to Cleveland, Springfield, Chicago
20Saturday*JFK back to DC; meetings at White House in afternoon, evening.
21Sunday*JFK to mass at St. Stephen's; missile crisis meetings
22Monday32-33AMilton Obote visited; NSC meeting; Meeting with legislative leaders; Radio & television report to the people; Letter to Khrushchev.
23Tuesday34-35Khrushchev response & JFK reply; meetings on crisis; proclamation of quarantine signed
24Wednesday35-37Quarantine in place; ships turn back; Khrushchev message; Franco Nogueria of Portugal visited; meeting with legislative leaders.
25Thursday38JFK message to Khrushchev; meetings on crisis
26Friday39BK Nehru calls to discuss Sino-Indian border clash; Long message from Khrushchev
27Saturday40-41AAmbassador from Trinidad calls; Duke & Duchess of Devonshire call; 2nd Khrushchev letter received; meetings on crisis; JFK reply to earlier Khrushchev message.
28Sunday*Khrushchev accepts terms of JFK message; JFK to mass at St. Stephen's; NSC meeting; JFK to Glen Ora in afternoon and back to White House in evening; acknowledged Khrushchev message.
29Monday42-43NSC meetings; Philippine ambassador called.


*No tape these days