5th of August, 1962

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 5th of August, 1962, fell on a Sunday.
  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • On this exact date: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.
  • Decade: 1960s.
  • 56 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since the 5th of August, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1962.
  • Day 217 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of August, 1962 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of August, 1962, will be 56 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-05-1962 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1962-08-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19620805" are easier to sort.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of August, 1962:

  • United States: Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
  • United Kingdom: I Remember You - Frank Ifield

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 5th of August, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of August, 1962 was probably conceived around the 26th of October, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of August, 1962 is the 15th of May, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 5th of August:

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of August:

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of August, 1962.

  • 20,741 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,792,022,400 seconds have passed since the 5th of August, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,090,692,800 times.
  • Since the 5th of August, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 924,683,558,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 298,670,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,113,926 steps. That's about 68,495 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,504,269 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Sunday" in other languages is:

  • German: Sonntag.
  • French: Dimanche.
  • Italian: Domenica.
  • Spanish: Domingo.
  • Portuguese: Domingo.


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