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July 30th, 1962.

July 30th, 1962, was a Monday. It was day 211 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since July 30th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on July 30th, 1962?

  • The Trans-Canada Highway is officially opened.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 30th, 1962.

  • United States: Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
  • United Kingdom: I Remember You - Frank Ifield
Play the top hits 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.
That Touch of Mink

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "That Touch of Mink" was at the top of the box office on July 30th, 1962.

Take me back to July 30th, 1962!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 30th, 1962 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 Remember You by Frank Ifield is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and the movie That Touch of Mink is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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.

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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Wagon Train", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "Hazel". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Dennis the Menace", "The Dick Tracy Show" and "Mister Ed".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Ken (doll), Chatter Telephone and Tammy (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 July 30th, 1962.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    During this time, an unknown serial killer was murdering single women in the Boston area. The press nicknamed him the "Boston Strangler" and the "Phantom Fiend" due to his ability to get into women's apartments without any signs of forced entry. Between June of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 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.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 59 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since July 30th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 30th, 1962, will be 59 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 30th, 1962.

  • July 2nd, 1962: Walmart is founded in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • July 12th, 1962: The Rolling Stones play their first show at the Marquee Club on Oxford Street in London.
  • July 13th, 1962: British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his cabinet during a major reshuffle.
  • This date: July 30th, 1962
  • August 5th, 1962: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.
  • August 15th, 1962: US soldier James Joseph Dresnok defects to North Korea.
  • August 22nd, 1962: A far-right paramilitary organisation called OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the Paris suburb of Petit-Clamart.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 30th, 1962, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 30th, 1962 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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.

Kid's TV shows on July 30th, 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

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 30th, 1968 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 30th.

Henry Ford

American industrialist. Deceased
Born on July 30th, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor / Politician.
Born on July 30th, 1947
He turned 15 on this day in 1962.

Lisa Kudrow

Actress.
Born on July 30th, 1963
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Terry Crews

American actor.
Born on July 30th, 1968
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Tom Green

Comedian and actor.
Born on July 30th, 1971
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Hilary Swank

Actress.
Born on July 30th, 1974
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on July 30th, 1962.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 30th, 1962.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 30th, 1962 was most likely conceived around the 20th of October, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 30th, 1962 is close to the 9th of May, 1963.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 30th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,629 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,089 weeks have passed.
  • 1,868,745,600 seconds have passed since the July 30th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,180,203,200 times.
  • Since July 30th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 964,272,729,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 311,457,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,712,122 steps. That's about 71,428 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,424,947 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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