October 16th, 1962

October 16th, 1962, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 289 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since October 16th, 1962.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 16th, 1962:

  • Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the San Francisco Giants by 4-3 to win the 1962 World Series.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Flea: Bassist.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 16th, 1962:

  • United States: Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett & Crypt Kickers
  • United Kingdom: Telstar - Tornados

Take Me Back!

The date is October 16th, 1962 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett & Crypt Kickers 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 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "The Twilight Zone". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Rifleman", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Davey and Goliath". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Troll doll", "Astrobase", "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 October 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.

  • 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:

  • 58 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since October 16th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 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 October 16th, 1962:

  • October 14th, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when the Soviet Union deploys ballistic missiles in Cuba.
  • This date: October 16th, 1962
  • October 20th, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
  • October 28th, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis: Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to dismantle all Russian missiles based in Cuba.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 16th, 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 16th, 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 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.

  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 16th, 1962?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 16th, 1962?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 16th, 1962 was probably conceived around the 6th of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 16th, 1962 is the 26th of July, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 16th, 1962.

  • 21,371 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,846,454,400 seconds have passed since the October 16th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,154,196,800 times.
  • Since October 16th, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 952,770,470,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 307,742,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,795,078 steps. That's about 70,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,157,453 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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