June 1st, 1962

June 1st, 1962, fell on a Friday. It was day 152 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since June 1st, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 1st, 1962:

  • Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is executed.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 1st, 1962:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is June 1st, 1962 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer 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.

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. In Chile, the 1962 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Perry Mason", "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "Route 66".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Flintstones" and "The Bugs Bunny Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch", "Chatter Telephone" and "Tammy (doll)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 1st, 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.

  • 1962 FIFA World Cup

    The 1962 FIFA World Cup takes place in Chile. The competition is won by Brazil after they defeat Czechoslovakia 3-1.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since June 1st, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 1st, 1962, will be 58 years of age.
  • People born in 1962 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 1st, 1962:

  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 1st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 1st, 1962 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

1962 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1962 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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 and historical figures that were born on the 1st of June:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 1st, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 1st, 1962 was probably conceived around the 22nd of August, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 1st, 1962 is the 11th of March, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 1st, 1962.

  • 21,225 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,833,840,000 seconds have passed since the June 1st, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,139,480,000 times.
  • Since June 1st, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 946,261,440,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,640,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,710,240 steps. That's about 70,093 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,006,080 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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