13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 By Bryce is Legit Oct 14, 1962 Day one American U-2 spy plane found nuclear missile sites being built by Soviet union in Cuba. Oct 15, 1962 Day two A readout team at the National Photographic Intelligence Center reviews photos and identifies objects similar to MRBM components. Oct 16, 1962 Day three President Kennedy is advised about what is gone on and calls for a meeting to discuss military tactics. Oct 17, 1962 Day four After another U-2 flight on the night of the 17th, the military discoveres intermediate range SS-5 nuclear missiles. Oct 18, 1962 Day five Gromyko advises Kennedy that Soviet aid to Cuba has been only for the "defensive capabilities of Cuba."