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June 16th, 1962.

June 16th, 1962, was a Saturday. It was day 167 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1962.

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

Take me back to June 16th, 1962!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 16th, 1962 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their 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 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.

In Chile, the 1962 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Perry Mason" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Leave It to Beaver", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Dick Tracy Show" and "Davey and Goliath".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters, Troll doll, Etch A Sketch and Ken (doll).

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 June 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 58 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 16th, 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 June 16th, 1962.

  • May 19th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President John F. Kennedy.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 16th, 1962
  • June 17th, 1962: Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.
  • July 2nd, 1962: Walmart is founded in Rogers, Arkansas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 16th, 1962, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 16th, 1962 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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 June 16th, 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 16th of June.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 16th, 1962.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1962.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 16th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,512 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,073 weeks have passed.
  • 1,858,636,800 seconds have passed since the June 16th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,168,409,600 times.
  • Since June 16th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 959,056,588,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,772,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,842,765 steps. That's about 71,041 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,303,642 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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