March 18th, 1962, was a Sunday. It was day 77 of 1962. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
61 years and 10 days have passed since March 18th, 1962.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
Notable events that occurred on March 18th, 1962.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 18th, 1962.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The movie "Lover Come Back" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is March 18th, 1962, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
Spring has arrived and the days have become longer. St. Patrick's Day of 1962 has recently come and gone. In America, the song Hey Baby by Bruce Channel 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 Jack Benny Program", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Gumby Show", "The Rifleman" and "Dennis the Menace". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Wooly Willy, Fisher Price Little People, Playpal dolls and Matchbox toy cars.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 18th, 1962.
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.
In 1962, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962.
"What Kind of Fool Am I?" by Sammy Davis Jr. would go on to win a Grammy for 1962's Song of the Year.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in March, 1962.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
Adventure crime drama.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
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.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1962.
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
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
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Noggin the Nog
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1962.
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 18th, 1968, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 18th.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on March 18th, 1962.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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