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May 29th, 1962.

May 29th, 1962, was a Tuesday. It was day 149 of 1962. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

60 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since May 29th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On May 29th, 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 - Ray Charles
  • United Kingdom: Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley

The record charts on May 29th, 1962.

The following singles 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 singles from the year 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 "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "West Side Story".

Take me back to May 29th, 1962!

Let's go back in time!

The date is May 29th, 1962, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1962 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States, and the movie West Side Story 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", "The Danny Thomas Show", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Hazel". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "The Rifleman", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" and "The Bugs Bunny Show".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Wooly Willy, Playpal dolls and Chatter Telephone.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 29th, 1962.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    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.

  • 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 60 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since May 29th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on May 29th, 1962 will be 60 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around May 29th, 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.
  • May 19th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.
  • This date: May 29th, 1962
  • May 30th, 1962: The 1962 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chile.
  • June 1st, 1962: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is executed.
  • June 2nd, 1962: Battle of Santiago: The police intervene four times during a violent World Cup game between Italy and Chile.
  • June 3rd, 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 14th, 1962: The Boston Strangler kills his first victim, Anna Elsa (Legins) Šlesers.
  • June 16th, 1962: Actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton are photographed engaging in an extramarital affair on a yacht in Italy.
  • June 17th, 1962: Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 29th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 29th, 1962 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 29th, 1962.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1962.

TV shows from May, 1962.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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 29th, 1962.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1962.

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

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1962.

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

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

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 you should check out May 29th, 1968 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 29th.

Bob Hope

Comedian. Deceased
Born on May 29th, 1903
He turned 59 on this day in 1962.

John F. Kennedy

US President. Deceased
Born on May 29th, 1917
He turned 45 on this day in 1962.

La Toya Jackson

Singer.
Born on May 29th, 1956
She turned 6 on this day in 1962.

Noel Gallagher

Musician.
Born on May 29th, 1967
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Mel B

Spice Girls.
Born on May 29th, 1975
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Daniel Tosh

Comedian / TV host.
Born on May 29th, 1975
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Hornswoggle

Wrestler.
Born on May 29th, 1986
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of May.

  • Democracy Day (Nigeria)
USA

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 29th, 1962.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 29th, 1962.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Stats for May 29th, 1962

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 29th, 1962.

  • A total of 22,036 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,148 weeks have passed.
  • 1,903,910,400 seconds have passed since the May 29th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,221,228,800 times.
  • Since May 29th, 1962, the Earth has travelled approximately 982,417,766,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 317,318,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,736,294 steps. That's about 72,772 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,846,925 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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