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May 28, 1962

May 28, 1962, was a Monday. It was 62 years, 1 month, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 28, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 28, 1962, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
  • United Kingdom: "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley

The music charts on May 28, 1962

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
  • Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
  • Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  • Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
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 22,692 days ago. Approximately 756 months have passed. It was the 148th day of 1962, in week 22. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 62 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 252 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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rick

The TV shows take me back to a much happier time when kids could be kids and adults responsible.
Posted on November 21, 2022 22:57

NWilson

Seeing What's My Line? on here gives me memories of a deceased family friend who was on the show a few or so years after the date and it was quite a nice birthday present for them when I gave them a videotape of the rerun of their appearance from a game show channel in the late 90s/early 00s.
Posted on November 23, 2022 02:31


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Take me back to May 28, 1962

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Monday, May 28, 1962. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1962 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles is at the top of the singles charts, while "Good Luck Charm" by Elvis Presley 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 "What's My Line?", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Danger Man", and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole", and "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects".

Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, Playpal dolls, Barbie, and Matchbox toy cars.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 28, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 28, 1962.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 28, 1962.

  • May 1, 1962: The first Target discount store is opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • May 2, 1962: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 5-3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.
  • May 5, 1962: FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Burnley 3-1.
  • May 10, 1962: The first issue of The Incredible Hulk is published.
  • May 19, 1962: Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.
  • This date: May 28, 1962
  • May 30, 1962: The 1962 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chile.
  • June 1, 1962: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is executed.
  • June 2, 1962: Battle of Santiago: The police intervene four times during a violent World Cup game between Italy and Chile.
  • June 3, 1962: 130 people lose their lives after Air France Flight 007 runs off the end of the runway at Orly Airport in Paris, France.
  • June 14, 1962: The Boston Strangler kills his first victim, Anna Elsa (Legins) Šlesers.
  • June 16, 1962: Actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton are photographed engaging in an extramarital affair on a yacht in Italy.
  • June 17, 1962: Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 28, 1962, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 28, 1962 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1962

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

TV shows from May 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
Perry Mason
Perry Mason

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 May 28, 1962

If you were a kid on May 28, 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 May 28, 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 May 28, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 28.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Australian singer
Born on May 28, 1968
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Rob Ford

Rob Ford

Canadian politician Deceased
Born on May 28, 1969
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Mark Feehily

Mark Feehily

Westlife
Born on May 28, 1980
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce

Actor Deceased
Born on May 28, 1999
He was born exactly 37 years after this date.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden

Soccer player
Born on May 28, 2000
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 28:

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 28, 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 May 28, 1962 was most likely conceived around September 4, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 28, 1962 is close to February 18, 1963.

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Stats for May 28, 1962

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 28, 1962:

  • 22,692 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,241 weeks have passed.
  • 1,960,588,800 seconds have passed since May 28, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,287,353,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,011,663,820,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 326,764,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 168,610,637 steps. That's roughly 74,938 miles.
  • 23,527,066 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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