December 11th, 1962, was a Tuesday. It was Day 345 of 1962. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
60 years, 5 months, and 28 days have passed since December 11th, 1962.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
What happened on December 11th, 1962?
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 11th, 1962.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is December 11th, 1962, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1962 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Big Girls Don't Cry by The Four Seasons is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Return To Sender by Elvis Presley is the number-one hit song. 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 "The Jack Benny Program", "Perry Mason", "77 Sunset Strip", and "Hazel". 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. The historical film "Lawrence of Arabia" is currently being shown in movie theaters. 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.
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Leave It to Beaver", "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects", and "Top Cat". Children are playing with toys such as Fisher Price Little People, Playpal dolls, Barbie, and Ken (doll).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 11th, 1962.
The Christmas period of 1962 was in full swing by this stage. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were feeling stressed, retail stores were filled with shoppers, and everyone was making plans for the big day.
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.
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.
In 1962, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962.
"What Kind of Fool Am I?" by Sammy Davis Jr. would go on to win a Grammy for 1962's Song of the Year.
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.
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 was named Time Person of the Year in 1962 after he volunteered as a mediator during the Cuban missile crisis.
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 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.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in December 1962.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
Adventure crime drama.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
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.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1962.
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
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
Noggin the Nog
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1962.
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
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 11th, 1968, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 11th.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on December 11th, 1962.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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