The Cuban Missile Crisis


Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their policies.

December 19, 1960

The U.S. terminates diplomatic relations with Cuba

January 3, 1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 17, 1961

Khrushchev and Kennedy hold summit talks in Vienna about Cuban Missile Crisis

June 3, 1961

Senator Keating tells the Senate there is evidence of Soviet missiles in Cuba

August 31, 1962

Kennedy receives a letter from Khrushchev that says the missiles aren't for war

October 23, 1962

JFK sends a letter to Khrushchev that blames the crisis on the Soviet Union

October 25, 1962

UN Secretary General U Thant advises both sides to withrdaw missiles

October 27, 1962

Khrushchev says over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles

October 28, 1962

The US agrees to withdraw of US nuclear missiles from Turkey

October 29, 1962