October 20th, 1962, fell on a Saturday. It was day 293 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.
57 years, 9 months and 20 days have passed since October 20th, 1962.
Events that occurred on October 20th, 1962:
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 1962:
The date is October 20th, 1962 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
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.
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 "Wagon Train", "The Twilight Zone", "The Untouchables" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Leave It to Beaver", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Top Cat" and "The Jetsons".
Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Rock-a-Stack" and "Chatter Telephone".
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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.
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!
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.
"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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962.
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.
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"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"
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