WORLD The Cuban Missile Crisis

From The Post's Digital Archives
Reliving the World's Most Dangerous Days
In October 1962 the world came to the brink of war as U.S. President John Kennedy confronted the Soviet Union over its nuclear missiles in Cuba. This page presents a digital archive of The Post during the crisis. It brings to life the observation of former Post publisher Philip Graham: that newspapers are the “first rough draft of history.”

Click on the front page or dates below to read issues of the Post from 40 years ago. Each day a new day of 1962 coverage will be added. (PDF files require Adobe Acrobat).



___ About The Digital Archive ___
This pilot presentation of the Washington Post digital archive is just the beginning. The Post and washingtonpost.com are now digitizing all 125 years of the Post, beginning with the inaugural issue in 1877 and continuing up until recent times.

If you have questions or comments about the Post digital archives, please contact WebNews@washingtonpost.com.