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January 17th, 1962.

January 17th, 1962, was a Wednesday. It was day 17 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since January 17th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 17th, 1962.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Jim Carrey: Actor.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1962.

  • United States: The Twist - Chubby Checker
  • United Kingdom: The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
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Take me back to January 17th, 1962!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 17th, 1962 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song The Twist by Chubby Checker is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, The Young Ones by Cliff Richard & The Shadows is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1950s are still popular. Women are wearing tailored skirts, short boxy jackets and shift dresses. Trousers are also becoming popular amongst women. Meanwhile, men are wearing polo shirts, argyle socks, sweater vests, loafers and harrington jackets.

Because it's 1962, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as Ray Charles, The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vinton and Shelley Fabares. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Twilight Zone", "Danger Man" and "Route 66". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "My Three Sons", "The Dick Tracy Show" and "Top Cat".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Astrobase, Ken (doll), Rock-a-Stack and Tammy (doll).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 17th, 1962.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1962?

    In 1962, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1962?

    In 1962, the best soccer players were Pelé, Josef Masopust, Eusébio, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Dragoslav Šekularac, Jef Jurion, Gianni Rivera, Jimmy Greaves, John Charles, Milan Galić and János Göröcs.

  • Lawrence of Arabia.

    "Lawrence of Arabia" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962.

  • Sammy Davis Jr. - "What Kind of Fool Am I?".

    "What Kind of Fool Am I?" by Sammy Davis Jr. would go on to win a Grammy for 1962's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 59 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since January 17th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 17th, 1962, will be 59 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1962.

  • December 31st, 1961: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the New York Giants by 37-0 to win the 1961 NFL Championship Game.
  • This date: January 17th, 1962
  • February 7th, 1962: The U.S. bans all imports and exports from Cuba.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1962, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1962 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • The Untouchables - American crime drama.
  • The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.

Kid's TV shows on January 17th, 1962.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1962.

  • Top Cat
  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • The Dick Tracy Show
  • King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Dennis the Menace
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Rifleman
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1962.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1962.

  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of January.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1962.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1962.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1962 was most likely conceived around the 9th of April, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1962 is close to the 27th of October, 1962.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,672 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,096 weeks have passed.
  • 1,872,457,200 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,184,533,400 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 966,187,915,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 312,076,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,031,319 steps. That's about 71,569 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,469,486 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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