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July 31st, 1962

July 31st, 1962, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 212 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since July 31st, 1962.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Wesley Snipes: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 31st, 1962:

  • United States: Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
  • United Kingdom: I Remember You - Frank Ifield

Take Me Back!

The date is July 31st, 1962 and it's a Tuesday. 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "77 Sunset Strip", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "The Twilight Zone" and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Dick Tracy Show", "Mister Ed" and "Davey and Goliath".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Rock-a-Stack", "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 July 31st, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since July 31st, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 31st, 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 31st, 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 31st, 1962, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 31st, 1962 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "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 and historical figures that were born on the 31st of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on July 31st, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 31st, 1962 was probably conceived around the 21st of October, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 31st, 1962 is the 10th of May, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 31st, 1962.

  • 21,277 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,838,336,400 seconds have passed since the July 31st, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,144,725,800 times.
  • Since July 31st, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 948,581,582,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 306,389,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,096,930 steps. That's about 70,265 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,060,037 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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