November 23 - 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis moves to Cape Cod. 1984: Flutie's "Hail Mary" pass

2000: Fire destroys My Tinman Diner in Bourne
The National Security Council gathered in the Cabinet Room with the President.

1962: World holds its breath as Kennedy and Kruschev spar

The Cuban Missile Crisis moved to Cape Cod

On this day in 1962, the world held its breath as our young President was tested by Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev (shown in the cartoon arm wrestling Kennedy sitting on missiles) over the USSR's placement of a missile in Cuba.

The New York Times story began:


Security Council Members Fly to Hyannis Port for Discussion of Impasse Group

HYANNIS PORT, Mass., Nov. 23--President Kennedy met today with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and several other members of the executive committee of the National Security Council... read the rest below.


1984: Flutie throws "Hail Mary" pass

On this day in 1984, Doug Flutie threw a last-second "Hail Mary" touchdown pass to Gerard Phelan in the end zone, giving Boston College a 47-45 win over the University of Miami.

It has been called among the most memorable moments in sports history.

Flutie passed for 472 yards and four touchdowns in the game and became the first collegiate quarterback ever to surpass 10,000 yards passing in a college career.

Read more about Flutie's pass in Mass Moments here.
Watch a video of his "Hail Mary Pass" here.

2000: Fire destroys My Tinman Diner in Bourne

On this day in 2000, a fire of suspicious origin destroyed the My Tinman Diner on MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne just before the Otis Rotary. The estranged husband of a waitress at the diner was later charged with arson and sentenced to five years in prison. 

The diner, a rare Sterling Streamliner, was built by American Flyer Co. of Hudson in the 1930s and moved from New Bedford to Bourne in the early 1960s.

My Tinman was owned and managed by Barbara and Joe Lind, neither of whom had cooked in a restaurant before opening their diner on St. Patrick's Day in 1990.

In 2008, My Tinman Diner opened at a new location in Falmouth. The owners closed their doors permanently in 2011. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on