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December 24th, 1962.

December 24th, 1962, was a Monday. It was day 358 of 1962. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since December 24th, 1962.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 24th, 1962.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 1962.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 24th, 1962.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Telstar - The Tornadoes
  • Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
  • Return To Sender - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
  • Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
Play the top hits 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 24th, 1962.

Take me back to December 24th, 1962!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 24th, 1962 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Eve of 1962. The big day is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with people who are trying to do some last-minute shopping.

In America, the song Telstar by The 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 and the movie Mutiny on the Bounty is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Rifleman", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", "Top Cat" and "The Jetsons". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Wooly Willy, the Hula Hoop, Playpal dolls and Tammy (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 24th, 1962.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    During this time, 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 of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, 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 in 1962?

    Who were the best football players in 1962?

    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 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 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.

    During the first half of the 1960s, 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.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 59 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since December 24th, 1962.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1962.
  • Leap Year: 1962 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 24th, 1962, will be 59 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1962 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 1962.

  • December 8th, 1962: The 1962-1963 New York City newspaper strike begins due to low wages and plans to automate printing.
  • December 11th, 1962: Convicted murdered Arthur Lucas becomes the last person to be executed in Canada.
  • This date: December 24th, 1962
  • December 30th, 1962: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the New York Giants by 16-7 to win the 1962 NFL Championship Game.
  • December 31st, 1962: The first episode of the panel game show "Match Game" is aired on NBC.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 1962, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 1962 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 1962.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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 December 24th, 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

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1962.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1962.

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

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 24th, 1968 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 24th.

King John

King of England. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1167
He was not alive on this date.

Anthony Fauci

Physician-scientist and immunologist.
Born on December 24th, 1940
He turned 22 on this day in 1962.

Lemmy

English singer. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1945
He turned 17 on this day in 1962.

Ricky Martin

Singer.
Born on December 24th, 1971
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Ryan Seacrest

Radio personality.
Born on December 24th, 1974
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December.

  • Christmas Eve
USA

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on December 24th, 1962.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 24th, 1962.

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 24th, 1962 was most likely conceived around April 2nd, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 1962 is close to September 16th, 1963.

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Stats for December 24th, 1962

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 24th, 1962.

  • A total of 21,700 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,100 weeks have passed.
  • 1,874,876,400 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 1962.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,187,355,800 times.
  • Since December 24th, 1962, the earth has travelled approximately 967,436,222,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 312,479,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,239,370 steps. That's about 71,662 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,498,517 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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