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March 30, 1962

March 30, 1962, was a Friday. It was 62 years, 2 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on March 30, 1962:

  • The final episode of the American talk show "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" is aired.
Birthdays

Born on March 30, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On March 30, 1962, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" by Connie Francis
  • United Kingdom: "Wonderful Land" by The Shadows

The music charts on March 30, 1962

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  • Don't Break The Heart That Loves You - Connie Francis
  • Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
  • Let Me In - The Sensations
  • Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
Play the top songs 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.
West Side Story

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "West Side Story".

Facts

This date was 22,732 days ago. Approximately 758 months have passed. It was the 89th day of 1962, in week 13. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 62 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 253 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 30, 1962

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Friday, March 30, 1962. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. In America, the song "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" by Connie Francis is at the top of the singles charts, while "Wonderful Land" by The Shadows is the number-one song in the UK. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie West Side Story is at the top of the box office.

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.

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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason", and "The Twilight Zone". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "My Three Sons", and "Davey and Goliath".

Popular toys at the moment include BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, the Frisbee, Tonka trucks, and Astrobase.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 30, 1962.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1962 after he volunteered as a mediator during the Cuban missile crisis.
  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 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

    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

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

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 30, 1962.

  • March 1, 1962:
    • 95 people lose their lives after American Airlines Flight 1 crashes into Jamaica Bay in New York shortly after takeoff.
    • The first ever Kmart discount store is opened in Garden City, Michigan.
  • March 2, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in an NBA game against the New York Knicks.
  • March 16, 1962: 107 US Army personnel lose their lives after their aircraft vanishes over the Pacific Ocean.
  • March 18, 1962: The Algerian War ends after France and Algeria come to an agreement.
  • March 19, 1962: American singer Bob Dylan releases his self-titled debut studio album.
  • March 21, 1962: Taco Bell is founded in Downey, California.
  • March 29, 1962: Argentina's president Arturo Frondizi is overthrown during a military coup.
  • This date: March 30, 1962
  • April 10, 1962: Ex-Beatles member Stuart Sutcliffe dies of an aneurysm.
  • April 26, 1962: NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes on the far side of the Moon.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 30, 1962, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 30, 1962 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1962

In March 1962, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 1962.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
Route 66
Route 66
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Maverick
Maverick

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 March 30, 1962

If you were a kid on March 30, 1962, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on March 30, 1962?

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 30, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 30.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Artist Deceased
Born on March 30, 1853
He was not alive on this date.

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Broadcaster
Born on March 30, 1965
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Singer
Born on March 30, 1968
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

DJ AM

DJ AM

American disk jockey Deceased
Born on March 30, 1973
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos

Soccer player
Born on March 30, 1986
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on March 30, 1962.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 30, 1962 was most likely conceived around July 7, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 30, 1962 is close to December 21, 1962.

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Stats for March 30, 1962

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 30, 1962:

  • 22,732 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,247 weeks have passed.
  • 1,964,044,800 seconds have passed since March 30, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,291,385,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,013,447,116,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 327,340,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 168,907,853 steps. That's roughly 75,070 miles.
  • 23,568,538 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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