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May 10th, 1962.

May 10th, 1962, was a Thursday. It was day 130 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 10th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 10th, 1962?

  • The first issue of The Incredible Hulk is published.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 10th, 1962.

  • United States: Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
  • United Kingdom: Wonderful Land - The Shadows
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 10th, 1962 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1962 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Soldier Boy by The Shirelles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wonderful Land by 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hazel".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse", "The Flintstones" and "The Bugs Bunny Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Astrobase, Etch A Sketch 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 May 10th, 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?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 59 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 10th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 10th, 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 May 10th, 1962.

  • April 10th, 1962: Ex-Beatles member Stuart Sutcliffe dies of an aneurysm.
  • May 1st, 1962: The first Target discount store is opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • May 2nd, 1962: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 5-3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.
  • May 5th, 1962: FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Burnley 3-1.
  • This date: May 10th, 1962
  • May 19th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.
  • May 30th, 1962: The 1962 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chile.
  • June 1st, 1962: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is executed.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 10th, 1962, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 10th, 1962 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.

Kid's TV shows on May 10th, 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

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 check out May 10th, 1968 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 10th of May.

  • May 10th, 1899: Fred Astaire (Dancer) turned 63 on this day in 1962.
  • May 10th, 1957: Sid Vicious (Musician) turned 5 on this day in 1962.
  • May 10th, 1960: Bono (Irish singer) turned 2 on this day in 1962.
  • May 10th, 1969: Dennis Bergkamp (Dutch soccer player) was born exactly 7 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 10th, 1962.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 10th, 1962.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 10th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,583 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,083 weeks have passed.
  • 1,864,771,200 seconds have passed since the May 10th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,175,566,400 times.
  • Since May 10th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 962,221,939,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 310,795,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,370,323 steps. That's about 71,276 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,377,254 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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