5th of August, 1962

The 5th of August, 1962, fell on a Sunday. Day 217 of 1962. Decade: 1960s.

57 years, 9 months and 20 days have passed since the 5th of August, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 5th of August, 1962:

  • American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of August, 1962:

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

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 the 5th of August, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 57 years, 9 months and 20 days have passed since the 5th of August, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of August, 1962, will be 57 years of age.
  • People born in 1962 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of August, 1962, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of August, 1962 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 5th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 5th of August, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of August, 1962 was probably conceived around the 26th of October, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of August, 1962 is the 15th of May, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

5th of August

Events that have occurred on the 5th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of August, 1962.

  • 21,113 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,824,163,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of August, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,128,190,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of August, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 941,268,211,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 304,027,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,878,035 steps. That's about 69,724 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,889,958 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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