16th of August, 1962

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of August, 1962, fell on a Thursday.
  • Born on this exact date: Steve Carell: Actor.
  • Decade: 1960s.
  • 56 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since the 16th of August, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1962.
  • Day 228 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 16th 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 16th of August, 1962, will be 56 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-16-1962 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1962-08-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19620816" 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 16th of August, 1962:

  • United States: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
  • 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 16th of August, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of August, 1962 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of August, 1962 is the 26th of May, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 5th of August, 1962: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 16th of August:

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:

How old was I?

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th of August, 1962. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of August, 1962.

  • 20,794 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,796,601,600 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,096,035,200 times.
  • Since the 16th of August, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 927,046,425,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 299,433,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,507,738 steps. That's about 68,670 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,559,219 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


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

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.


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