The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnaps James Cross in Montreal and demands release of all its imprisoned members. The next day the Canadian government announces it will not meet the demand, beginning Quebec's October Crisis.
The Cuban missile crisis is known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis. It was a confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba. It is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict.