December 22nd, 1962

December 22nd, 1962, fell on a Saturday. It was day 356 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 22nd, 1962.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Ralph Fiennes: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 1962:

  • United States: Telstar - Tornados
  • United Kingdom: Return To Sender - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is December 22nd, 1962 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. Christmas Day of 1962 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Telstar by Tornados is on 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 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. The historical film "Lawrence of Arabia" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Wagon Train", "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Rifleman", "Davey and Goliath" and "Top Cat". Popular toys include the likes of "Astrobase", "Ken (doll)", "Chatter Telephone" and "Tammy (doll)".


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 December 22nd, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 57 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 22nd, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 22nd, 1962, will be 57 years of age.
  • People born in 1962 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 22nd, 1962, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1962 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 22nd, 1962 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "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 and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 1962.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 22nd, 1962 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 1962 is the 1st of October, 1963. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 1962.

  • 21,053 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,818,975,600 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,122,138,200 times.
  • Since December 22nd, 1962, earth has travelled approximately 938,591,409,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,162,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,431,902 steps. That's about 69,525 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,827,707 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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