August 16th, 1962

August 16th, 1962, fell on a Thursday. It was day 228 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since August 16th, 1962.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Steve Carell: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1962:

  • United States: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
  • United Kingdom: I Remember You - Frank Ifield

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 1962 and it's a Thursday. 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 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka 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 Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Wagon Train" and "Bonanza". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Dick Tracy Show" and "Top Cat".

Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch" and "Chatter Telephone".


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 August 16th, 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 12 days have passed since August 16th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 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 August 16th, 1962:

  • August 5th, 1962: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.
  • September 13th, 1962: Segregation: A court orders the University of Mississippi to admit an African-American student called James Meredith.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1962, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1962 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 1962?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 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 August 16th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1962 is the 26th 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 August 16th, 1962.

  • 21,289 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,839,373,200 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,145,935,400 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 949,116,571,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 306,562,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,186,095 steps. That's about 70,305 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,072,478 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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