September 13th, 1962

September 13th, 1962, fell on a Thursday. It was day 256 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 0 months and 9 days have passed since September 13th, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 13th, 1962:

  • Segregation: A court orders the University of Mississippi to admit an African-American student called James Meredith.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1962:

  • United States: Sherry - Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: She's Not You - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is September 13th, 1962 and it's a Thursday. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. In America, the song Sherry by Four Seasons is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, She's Not You by Elvis Presley 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 "The Danny Thomas Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Perry Mason" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Flintstones", "Mister Ed" and "Top Cat". Popular toys include the likes of "Troll doll", "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)" 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 September 13th, 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, 0 months and 9 days have passed since September 13th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 13th, 1962, will be 58 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 September 13th, 1962, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 13th, 1962 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

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 13th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on September 13th, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 13th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 4th of December, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 13th, 1962 is the 23rd of June, 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 September 13th, 1962.

  • 21,194 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,831,161,600 seconds have passed since the September 13th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,136,355,200 times.
  • Since September 13th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 944,879,385,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,193,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,479,898 steps. That's about 69,991 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,973,939 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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