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October 22, 1962

October 22, 1962, was a Monday. It was 61 years, 7 months, and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on October 22, 1962:

  • US President John F. Kennedy announces to the public that they have discovered Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.
Birthdays

Born on October 22, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 22, 1962:

  • United States: "Monster Mash" by Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
  • United Kingdom: "Telstar" by The Tornados

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 22, 1962

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers
  • Sherry - The 4 Seasons
  • Do You Love Me - The Contours
  • He's A Rebel - The Crystals
  • I Remember You - Frank Ifield
Play the top songs 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

The top movie on this day was "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm".

Facts

This date was 22,522 days ago. Approximately 751 months have passed. It was the 295th day of 1962, in week 43. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 250 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 22, 1962

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, October 22, 1962. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. Halloween 1962 is quickly approaching.

In America, the song "Monster Mash" by Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers 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.

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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Twilight Zone", and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Dennis the Menace", and "The Bugs Bunny Show". Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, the Hula Hoop, Astrobase, and Etch A Sketch.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 22, 1962.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during this period, when it emerged that Soviet cruise missiles had been 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 22, 1962.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 22, 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.
  • This date: October 22, 1962
  • 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 22, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 22, 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

TV shows in 1962

People in October 1962 were watching the following TV series:

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

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

Kids TV shows on October 22, 1962

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1962:

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

Mister Ed
Mister Ed
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on October 22, 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 22, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 22.

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Actor
Born on October 22, 1938
He turned 24 on this day in 1962.

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Soccer manager
Born on October 22, 1949
He turned 13 on this day in 1962.

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Actor
Born on October 22, 1952
He turned 10 on this day in 1962.

Dražen Petrović

Dražen Petrović

NBA player Deceased
Born on October 22, 1964
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Shaggy

Shaggy

Singer
Born on October 22, 1968
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Suzanne Jackson

Suzanne Jackson

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

Zac Hanson

Zac Hanson

Musician
Born on October 22, 1985
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on October 22, 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 22, 1962 was most likely conceived around January 29, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 22, 1962 is close to July 15, 1963.

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Stats for October 22, 1962

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 22, 1962:

  • 22,522 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,217 weeks have passed.
  • 1,945,900,800 seconds have passed since October 22, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,270,217,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,004,084,812,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 324,316,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 167,347,469 steps. That's roughly 74,377 miles.
  • 23,350,810 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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