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December 9, 1962

December 9, 1962, was a Sunday. It was 61 years, 4 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 9, 1962

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 9, 1962:

  • United States: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons
  • United Kingdom: "Lovesick Blues" by Frank Ifield

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 9, 1962

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
  • Return To Sender - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
  • Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
  • Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp
Play the top singles 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.
Mutiny on the Bounty

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" was at the top of the box office on December 9, 1962.

Facts

This date occurred 22,409 days ago. Approximately 747 months have passed. It was the 343rd day of 1962, in week 49. The decade was the swinging sixties. There were only 22 days left in the year. People who were born on December 9, 1962, are now 61 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 249 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 9, 1962

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is December 9, 1962, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The Christmas season of 1962 has begun. In America, the song "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons is at the top of the singles charts, while "Lovesick Blues" by Frank Ifield is the number-one song in the UK. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the President of the United States, and the movie Mutiny on the Bounty is at the top of the box office.

Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "The Untouchables", and "The Andy Griffith Show". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "Captain Pugwash", and "The Flintstones".

Children are playing with toys such as Crater Critters, Matchbox toy cars, Tonka trucks, and Tammy (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 9, 1962.

  • Christmas 1962 has begun.

    Christmas 1962 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1962 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 9, 1962.

  • December 8, 1962: The 1962-1963 New York City newspaper strike begins due to low wages and plans to automate printing.
  • This date: December 9, 1962
  • December 11, 1962: Convicted murdered Arthur Lucas becomes the last person to be executed in Canada.
  • December 30, 1962: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the New York Giants by 16-7 to win the 1962 NFL Championship Game.
  • December 31, 1962: The first episode of the panel game show "Match Game" is aired on NBC.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 9, 1962, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 9, 1962 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1962

The following TV shows were popular in December 1962:

TV shows from December 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1962

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1962

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 December 9, 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 December 9, 1968, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 9.

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Actress
Born on December 9, 1934
She turned 28 on this day in 1962.

John Malkovich

John Malkovich

Actor
Born on December 9, 1953
He turned 9 on this day in 1962.

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle

Wrestler
Born on December 9, 1968
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Tré Cool

Tré Cool

Green Day
Born on December 9, 1972
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Camoflauge

Camoflauge

Rapper Deceased
Born on December 9, 1981
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

PnB Rock

PnB Rock

Rapper Deceased
Born on December 9, 1991
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on December 9, 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 December 9, 1962 was most likely conceived around March 18, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 9, 1962 is close to September 1, 1963.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 9, 1962:

  • 22,409 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,201 weeks have passed.
  • 1,936,134,000 seconds have passed since December 9, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,258,823,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 999,045,144,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 322,689,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 166,507,524 steps. That's roughly 74,003 miles.
  • 23,233,608 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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