August 16th, 1962, fell on a Thursday. It was day 228 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.
58 years, 8 months and 5 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.
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.
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 "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason", "Bonanza" and "Danger Man".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "The Rifleman" and "Davey and Goliath". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch", "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 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.
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 and information about this date:
58 years, 8 months and 5 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.
This date: August 16th, 1962
September 12th, 1962: British civil servant John Vassall is arrested on suspicion of spying for the Soviet Union.
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.
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.
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
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
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
1962 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1962:
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of August:
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.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1962.
21,433 days have passed since this date.
1,851,811,200 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1962.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,160,446,400 times.
Since August 16th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 955,534,579,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,635,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,255,763 steps. That's about 70,780 miles!
Since this date, 22,221,734 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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