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February 22nd, 1962.

February 22nd, 1962, was a Thursday. It was day 53 of 1962. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

60 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since February 22nd, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on February 22nd, 1962.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1962.

  • United States: Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
  • United Kingdom: Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-a-hula Baby - Elvis Presley

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 22nd, 1962.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
  • Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  • The Twist - Chubby Checker
  • Norman - Sue Thompson
  • The Wanderer - Dion
Play the top hits from 1962.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1962. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Frank Ifield and The Tornados.
Lover Come Back

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Lover Come Back".

Take me back to February 22nd, 1962!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 22nd, 1962, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-a-hula Baby by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Lover Come Back is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Robert Frost, Ernie Davis and John F. Kennedy would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Noggin the Nog", "Dennis the Menace", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "The Dick Tracy Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Ken (doll), Chatter Telephone and Tammy (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on February 22nd, 1962.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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?

    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?

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.

  • 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 60 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since February 22nd, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 22nd, 1962 will be 60 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to February 22nd, 1962.

  • February 7th, 1962: The U.S. bans all imports and exports from Cuba.
  • February 7th, 1962: A methane explosion kills 284 workers at the Luisenthal Mine near Völklingen, Germany.
  • February 16th, 1962: Hundreds of people die after heavy storm floods hit Hamburg in Germany.
  • This date: February 22nd, 1962
  • March 1st, 1962: 95 people lose their lives after American Airlines Flight 1 crashes into Jamaica Bay in New York shortly after takeoff.
  • March 1st, 1962: The first ever Kmart discount store is opened in Garden City, Michigan.
  • March 2nd, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in an NBA game against the New York Knicks.
  • March 16th, 1962: 107 US Army personnel lose their lives after their aircraft vanishes over the Pacific Ocean.
  • March 18th, 1962: The Algerian War ends after France and Algeria come to an agreement.
  • March 19th, 1962: American singer Bob Dylan releases his self-titled debut studio album.
  • March 21st, 1962: Taco Bell is founded in Downey, California.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 22nd, 1962, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 22nd, 1962 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 22nd, 1962.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in February, 1962.

TV shows from February, 1962.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1962.

1962 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Wildcat, the Ford Cortina, the Mitsubishi Colt, the Pontiac LeMans, the Dodge Custom 880 and the Plymouth Fury (3rd generation).

Cars in 1962.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 22nd, 1962.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1962.

Top Cat
Top Cat

Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

Mister Ed
Mister Ed

The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962.

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

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone

Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Astrobase
Astrobase

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1962.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 22nd, 1968 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 22nd.

George Washington

US President. Deceased
Born on February 22nd, 1732
He was not alive on this date.

James Blunt

Singer.
Born on February 22nd, 1974
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Drew Barrymore

Actress.
Born on February 22nd, 1975
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

USA

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on February 22nd, 1962.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1962.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 22nd, 1962 was most likely conceived around June 1st, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 22nd, 1962 is close to November 15th, 1962.

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Stats for February 22nd, 1962

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 22nd, 1962.

  • A total of 22,085 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,155 weeks have passed.
  • 1,908,140,400 seconds have passed since the February 22nd, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,226,163,800 times.
  • Since February 22nd, 1962, the Earth has travelled approximately 984,600,446,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 318,023,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 164,100,074 steps. That's about 72,933 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,897,685 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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