June 17th, 1962

June 17th, 1962, fell on a Sunday. It was day 168 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since June 17th, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 17th, 1962:

  • Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 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 17th, 1962 and it's a Sunday. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Dick Tracy Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "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 17th, 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 4 days have passed since June 17th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 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 17th, 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 17th, 1962

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 1962, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 17th, 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 people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June:

  • Icelandic National Day (Iceland)

US President

Who was the US President on June 17th, 1962?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 17th, 1962?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 17th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 7th of September, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1962 is the 27th of March, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 1962.

  • 21,493 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,856,995,200 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,166,494,400 times.
  • Since June 17th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 958,209,523,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,499,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,701,587 steps. That's about 70,978 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,283,942 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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