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October 3, 1962

October 3, 1962, was a Wednesday. It was the 276th day of 1962. The decade was the swinging sixties.

61 years, 4 months, and 29 days have passed since October 3, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 3, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3, 1962:

  • United States: "Sherry" by The Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: "Telstar" by The Tornados

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 3, 1962

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Sherry - The 4 Seasons
  • Ramblin' Rose - Nat King Cole
  • Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
  • Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers
  • Sheila - Tommy Roe
Play the top singles from 1962
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1962. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Frank Ifield and The Tornados.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" was at the top of the box office on October 3, 1962.

Facts

This date occurred 22,430 days ago. Approximately 748 months have passed. It was the 276th day of 1962, in week 40. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on October 3, 1962, are now 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 249 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 3, 1962

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 3, 1962, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Sherry" by The Four Seasons is at the top of the singles charts, while "Telstar" by The Tornados is the number-one song in the UK.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm is at the top of the box office. Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Rawhide", "The Twilight Zone", "Danger Man", and "The Andy Griffith Show".

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. The war film "The Longest Day" is currently being shown in movie theaters.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Robert Frost, Ernie Davis, and John F. Kennedy would all still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "The Gumby Show", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", and "Top Cat". Children are playing with toys such as Metal House robots, Tonka trucks, Etch A Sketch, and Chatter Telephone.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 3, 1962.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose

    An unknown serial killer was murdering single women in the Boston area. The press nicknamed him the "Boston Strangler" and the "Phantom Fiend" due to his ability to get into women's apartments without any signs of forced entry. Between June 1962 and January 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal named Albert DeSalvo.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1962?

    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.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    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.
  • Lawrence of Arabia.

    Lawrence of Arabia

    "Lawrence of Arabia" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962.
  • Sammy Davis Jr. - "What Kind of Fool Am I?"

    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.
  • 1962 in music.

    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.
  • 1962 in movies.

    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!
  • Pope John XXIII.

    Pope John XXIII

    Pope John XXIII was named Time Person of the Year in 1962 after he volunteered as a mediator during the Cuban missile crisis.
  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 3, 1962.

  • September 12, 1962: British civil servant John Vassall is arrested on suspicion of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • September 13, 1962: Segregation: A court orders the University of Mississippi to admit an African-American student called James Meredith.
  • This date: October 3, 1962
  • October 5, 1962: The Beatles release their debut single "Love Me Do".
  • October 14, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when the Soviet Union deploys ballistic missiles in Cuba.
  • October 16, 1962: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the San Francisco Giants by 4-3 to win the 1962 World Series.
  • October 20, 1962: The Sino-Indian War begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
  • October 22, 1962: US President John F. Kennedy announces to the public that they have discovered Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.
  • October 28, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis: Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to dismantle all Russian missiles based in Cuba.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3, 1962, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3, 1962 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1962

Television shows that people were watching in October 1962:

TV shows from October 1962.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
Route 66
Route 66
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1962

1962 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Wildcat, the Ford Cortina, the Mitsubishi Colt, the Pontiac LeMans, the Dodge Custom 880, and the Plymouth Fury (3rd generation).

Cars in 1962.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1962

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Top Cat
Top Cat
Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Rifleman
The Rifleman
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Lassie
Lassie
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Toys in 1962

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)
Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone
Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack
Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Astrobase
Astrobase
Troll doll
Troll doll
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Barbie
Barbie
Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls
Crater Critters
Crater Critters
Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
Metal House robots
The Frisbee
The Frisbee
Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on October 3, 1962?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1962.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 3, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 3.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Musician Deceased
Born on October 3, 1954
He turned 8 on this day in 1962.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Activist
Born on October 3, 1954
He turned 8 on this day in 1962.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Singer
Born on October 3, 1969
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson

Backstreet Boys
Born on October 3, 1971
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

Actress
Born on October 3, 1973
She was born exactly 11 years after this date.

India Arie

India Arie

Singer
Born on October 3, 1975
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Soccer player
Born on October 3, 1981
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson

Singer
Born on October 3, 1984
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Noah Schnapp

Noah Schnapp

Actor
Born on October 3, 2004
He was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 3:

  • German Unity Day
USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on October 3, 1962.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 3, 1962 was most likely conceived around January 10, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3, 1962 is close to June 26, 1963.

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Stats for October 3, 1962

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 3, 1962:

  • 22,430 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,204 weeks have passed.
  • 1,937,955,600 seconds have passed since October 3, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,260,948,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 999,985,089,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 322,992,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 166,664,182 steps. That's roughly 74,073 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,255,467 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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