20 YEARS AGO
Rex Weech, the retired groundskeeper for the high school sports complex, was honored at halftime of the football game.
The 11th annual Key West Blue Marlin Tournament started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Bahama Village's Goombay Festival started the weeklong party that ended with the Fantasy Fest grand parade Saturday night.
50 YEARS AGO
Monroe County Civil Defense Director William W. Warner advised residents to stay calm and go about their daily lives and occupations in a normal manner and refuse to accept idle rumors.
The Navy blockade of Cuba was in place and a number of Soviet ships were heading to Cuba. First contact was expected at any time.
The Voice of America used Key West radio station WKWK on Oct. 22 to broadcast President Kennedy's speech to Cuba in Spanish.
The first ship from the blockade arrived at Naval Station Key West for fuel and supplies.