The 20th of October, 1962, fell on a Saturday. Day 293 of 1962. Decade: 1960s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of October, 1962:
The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of October, 1962:
United States: Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & Crypt Kickers
United Kingdom: Telstar - Tornados
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 20th of October, 1962.
Pope John XXIII.
Pope John XXIII was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1962. During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, he volunteered as a mediator between the two sides.
1962 in movies.
Movies released in 1962 included Lawrence of Arabia, The Longest Day, In Search of the Castaways, That Touch of Mink, Cape Fear, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hatari!, Gypsy, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Bon Voyage!
1962 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1962 were dominated by the likes of Chubby Checker, Gene Chandler, Bruce Channel, The Shirelles, The Four Seasons, Ray Charles and Mr. Acker Bilk.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during this period when Soviet cruise missiles were deployed in Cuba. This led to a 13 day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. During the crisis, there were growing concerns that it could escalate into a global nuclear war.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:
57 years, 0 months and 26 days have passed since the 20th of October, 1962.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1962.
Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on the 20th of October, 1962, will be 57 years of age.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around the 20th of October, 1962:
14th of October, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when the Soviet Union deploys ballistic missiles in Cuba.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of October, 1962, will have the star sign Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 20th of October, 1962 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 20th of October, 1962.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 20th of October, 1962 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of October, 1962 is the 30th of July, 1963. (Rough Estimate).
20th of October
Events that have occurred on the 20th of October:
20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
20th of October, 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of October, 1962.
20,845 days have passed since this date.
1,801,011,600 seconds have passed since the 20th of October, 1962.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,101,180,200 times.
Since the 20th of October, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 929,321,985,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,168,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,886,998 steps. That's about 68,839 miles!
Since this date, 21,612,139 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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