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June 12, 1962

June 12, 1962, was a Tuesday. It was 61 years, 10 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on June 12, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 12, 1962:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 1962

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  • Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
  • Lovers Who Wander - Dion
  • Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
  • (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
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 at the box office

The movie "West Side Story" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 22,589 days ago. Approximately 753 months have passed. It was the 163rd day of 1962, in week 24. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 251 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 12, 1962

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Tuesday, June 12, 1962. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1962 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

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. In Chile, the 1962 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.

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 "The Danny Thomas Show", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", and "Steptoe and Son". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole", "The Bugs Bunny Show", and "Davey and Goliath".

Popular toys at the moment include Crater Critters, Matchbox toy cars, Etch A Sketch, and Rock-a-Stack.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 12, 1962.

  • 1962 FIFA World Cup.

    1962 FIFA World Cup

    The 1962 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Chile at this time. The competition was won by Brazil after they defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the final.
  • 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 June 12, 1962.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 12, 1962.

  • May 19, 1962: Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 12, 1962
  • 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.
  • July 2, 1962: Walmart is founded in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • July 12, 1962: The Rolling Stones play their first show at the Marquee Club on Oxford Street in London.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 12, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 12, 1962 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 12, 1962

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 12, 1962:

TV shows from June 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 June 12, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962

Toys and games that were popular 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

Were you born on June 12, 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 June 12, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 12.

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

US President Deceased
Born on June 12, 1924
He turned 38 on this day in 1962.

Jeremy Rowley

Jeremy Rowley

Actor
Born on June 12, 1978
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Diem Brown

Diem Brown

TV personality Deceased
Born on June 12, 1980
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Brazilian model
Born on June 12, 1981
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

SeaNanners

SeaNanners

Youtube personality
Born on June 12, 1984
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Alissa Violet

Alissa Violet

American model
Born on June 12, 1996
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 12, 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 June 12, 1962 was most likely conceived around September 19, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 12, 1962 is close to March 5, 1963.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 12, 1962:

  • 22,589 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,227 weeks have passed.
  • 1,951,689,600 seconds have passed since June 12, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,276,971,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,007,071,833,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 325,281,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 167,845,306 steps. That's roughly 74,598 miles.
  • 23,420,275 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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