July 9th, 1962

July 9th, 1962, fell on a Monday. It was day 190 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since July 9th, 1962.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Jordan Belfort: Former stockbroker.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 9th, 1962:

  • United States: Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
  • United Kingdom: I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

Take Me Back!

The date is July 9th, 1962 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "77 Sunset Strip", "Rawhide" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Gumby Show", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "My Three Sons". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Etch A Sketch" and "Rock-a-Stack".


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 July 9th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since July 9th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 9th, 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 July 9th, 1962:

  • June 14th, 1962: The Boston Strangler kills his first victim.
  • June 17th, 1962: Brazil win the 1962 FIFA World Cup after beating Czechoslovakia 3-1.
  • This date: July 9th, 1962
  • August 5th, 1962: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 9th, 1962, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 9th, 1962 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 9th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on July 9th, 1962?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 9th, 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 July 9th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 29th of September, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 9th, 1962 is the 18th of April, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 9th, 1962.

  • 21,472 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,855,180,800 seconds have passed since the July 9th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,164,377,600 times.
  • Since July 9th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 957,273,292,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,196,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,545,549 steps. That's about 70,909 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,262,170 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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