October 3rd, 1962

October 3rd, 1962, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 276 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since October 3rd, 1962.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Tommy Lee: Drummer.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Sherry - Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: Telstar - Tornados

Take Me Back!

The date is October 3rd, 1962 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Sherry by Four Seasons is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Telstar by Tornados 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. The war film "The Longest Day" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Untouchables", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Route 66".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" and "Top Cat". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Troll doll", "Ken (doll)", "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 October 3rd, 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:

  • 57 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since October 3rd, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 3rd, 1962, will be 57 years of age.
  • People born in 1962 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 3rd, 1962:

  • September 13th, 1962: Segregation: A court orders the University of Mississippi to admit an African-American student called James Meredith.
  • October 14th, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when the Soviet Union deploys ballistic missiles in Cuba.
  • October 20th, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3rd, 1962, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3rd, 1962 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

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.

"The Jetsons" - "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 3rd of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October:

  • German Unity Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 3rd, 1962 was probably conceived around the 24th of December, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3rd, 1962 is the 13th of July, 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 October 3rd, 1962.

  • 21,136 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,826,150,400 seconds have passed since the October 3rd, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,130,508,800 times.
  • Since October 3rd, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 942,293,606,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 304,358,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,048,934 steps. That's about 69,800 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,913,805 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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