October 14th, 1962

October 14th, 1962, fell on a Sunday. It was day 287 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 8 months and 27 days have passed since October 14th, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 14th, 1962:

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when the Soviet Union deploys ballistic missiles in Cuba.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1962:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is October 14th, 1962 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Perry Mason", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "The Flintstones", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "The Jetsons".

Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "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 October 14th, 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.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during this period when Soviet cruise missiles were deployed in Cuba. This led to a 13 day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. During the crisis, there were growing concerns that it could escalate into a global nuclear war.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 57 years, 8 months and 27 days have passed since October 14th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 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 14th, 1962:

  • 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 14th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 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 14th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 4th of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1962 is the 24th 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 14th, 1962.

  • 21,089 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,822,089,600 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,125,771,200 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 940,198,233,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,681,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,699,706 steps. That's about 69,644 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,865,075 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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