How many years ago was 1962?

1962 was 61 years ago from today.

61 years have passed between May 28th, 1962, and May 28th, 2023. It was 22,280 days ago.

However, the last calendar date of that year fell on December 31st, 1962. This means that, technically speaking, only 60 full years have passed since 1962 ended.

How long ago was 1962?

To put into perspective how long ago 1962 was:

  • A person who turned 21 in 1962 is now 82 years of age.
  • The teenagers that existed in 1962 are now 74–80 years old.
  • Six decades have passed since then.
  • John F. Kennedy was still alive.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 91 inches since 1962.
  • There have been roughly 3,172 weekends since then.
  • Names such as the Rolling Stones, Clint Eastwood, Sonny & Cher, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, and the Supremes were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker, "Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee & The Starliters, "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler, "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel, and "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" by Connie Francis.
  • Films such as "Mutiny on the Bounty", "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm", "The Longest Day", "The Manchurian Candidate", "The Music Man", and "That Touch of Mink" were playing at movie theaters in 1962.
  • Nobody knew what a lava lamp was.
  • The Earth has travelled 275 billion miles through space since 1962.
  • Video game consoles did not exist in 1962.
  • People were using rotary phones.
  • Pocket calculators didn't exist.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 153 centimeters since 1962.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 122–183 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 244 seasons of weather.
  • The vast majority of households did not have smoke detectors in 1962.

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