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May 19th, 1962.

May 19th, 1962, was a Saturday. It was day 139 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since May 19th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 19th, 1962?

  • Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 19th, 1962.

  • United States: Soldier Boy - Shirelles
  • United Kingdom: Nutrocker - B. Bumble & Stingers

Take me back to May 19th, 1962!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 19th, 1962 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 Shirelles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Nutrocker by B. Bumble & Stingers 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 "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Perry Mason" and "The Untouchables". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Captain Kangaroo" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters, Troll doll, Astrobase and Rock-a-Stack.

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 19th, 1962.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lawrence of Arabia.

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

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 58 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since May 19th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 19th, 1962, will be 58 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 19th, 1962.

  • 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.
  • May 10th, 1962: The first issue of The Incredible Hulk is published.
  • This date: May 19th, 1962
  • May 30th, 1962: The 1962 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chile.
  • June 1st, 1962: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is executed.
  • June 14th, 1962: The Boston Strangler kills his first victim.
  • June 17th, 1962: Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.

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 19th, 1962, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 19th, 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 19th, 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 19th of May.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 19th, 1962.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 19th, 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 19th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,541 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,077 weeks have passed.
  • 1,861,142,400 seconds have passed since the May 19th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,171,332,800 times.
  • Since May 19th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 960,349,478,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 310,190,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,058,246 steps. That's about 71,137 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,333,709 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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