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1962 Historical Events

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35th President:
John F. Kennedy

Served from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963 (3 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Yankees (AL)

Defeated the Cincinnati Reds (NL) with a record of 4-1
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Pope John XXIII

From Holy See/Italy


For 1962 movies, The Longest Day came out on top. It grossed over $39,100,000 to make it the most popular movie of 1962. Among 1962 TV shows, Wagon Train was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1962

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Longest Day
  • In Search of the Castaways
  • The Music Man
  • That Touch of Mink
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Hatari
  • Gypsy
  • Bon Voyage!
  • The Interns

Top Songs from 1962

  • I Can't Stop Loving You, Ray Charles
  • The Twist, Chubby Checker
  • Stranger On The Shore, Mr. Acker Bilk
  • The Stripper, David Rose
  • Johnny Angel, Shelley Fabares
  • The Loco-Motion, Little Eva
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka

Billboard Top Songs from 1962

All of the 1962 hits below topped the 1962 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1962 top songs?

1.Mr. Acker BilkStranger On The Shore
2.Ray CharlesI Can't Stop Loving You
3.Dee Dee SharpMashed Potato Time
4.Bobby VintonRoses Are Red
5.David RoseThe Stripper
6.Shelley FabaresJohnny Angel
7.Little EvaThe Loco-Motion
8.SensationsLet Me In
9.Chubby CheckerThe Twist
10.ShirellesSoldier Boy
11.Bruce ChannelHey! Baby
12.DionThe Wanderer
13.Gene ChandlerDuke Of Earl
14.Freddy CannonPalisades Park
15.Neil SedakaBreaking Up Is Hard To Do
16.Claude KingWolverton Mountain
17.Chubby CheckerSlow Twistin'
18.Johnny TillotsonIt Keeps Right On a-Hurtin'
19.Mary WellsThe One Who Really Loves You
20.Elvis PresleyGood Luck Charm
21.Kenny BallMidnight In Moscow
22.Tommy RoeSheila
23.Sam CookeTwistin' The Night Away
25.Joey Dee and The StarlightersPeppermint Twist
26.Brenda LeeBreak It To Me Gently
28.Nat King ColeRamblin' Rose
29.Brian HylandSealed With A Kiss
30.Jay and The AmericansShe Cried
31.Connie FrancisDon't Break The Heart That Loves You
32.Gary U.S. BondsDear Lady Twist
33.Sue ThompsonNorman
34.Ketty LesterLove Letters
35.Claudine ClarkParty Lights
36.HighwaymenCotton Fields
37.Bent FabricAlley Cat
38.The Isley BrothersTwist And Shout
39.Richard ChamberlainTheme From Dr. Kildare
40.Ace CannonTuff
41.Clyde McphatterLover, Please
42.Barbara GeorgeI Know
43.Rick NelsonYoung World
44.ShirellesBaby It's You
45.Pat BooneSpeedy Gonzales
46.Burl IvesA Little Bitty Tear
47.Everly BrothersCrying In The Rain
48.Emillo PericoliAl Di La'
49.Ernie MarescaShout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)
50.Don and JuanWhat's Your Name
51.CorsairsSmoky Places
52.Sam CookeHaving A Party
53.Booker T and The MG'sGreen Onions
54.Ray CharlesYou Don't Know Me
55.Four SeasonsSherry
56.Joanie SommersJohnny Get Angry
57.Elvis PresleyCan't Help Falling In Love
58.Joey DeeShout
59.Dave "Baby" CortezRinky Dink
60.Henry ManciniMoon River
61.Ray StevensAhab The Arab
62.Bobby DarinThings
63.Gene PitneyThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
64.DupreesYou Belong To Me
65.Roy OrbisonDream Baby
66.Joe HendersonSnap Your Fingers
67.DionLovers Who Wander
68.Chris MontezLet's Dance
69.Johnny CrawfordCindy's Birthday
70.Mary WellsYou Beat Me To The Punch
71.Barbara LynnYou'll Lose A Good Thing
73.Brenda LeeEverybody Loves Me But You
74.Dickie LeePatches
75.Jimmy ClantonVenus In Blue Jeans
76.Paul AnkaLove Me Warm And Tender
77.Rick NelsonTeen Age Idol
78.Patsy ClineShe's Got You
79.Larry FinneganDear One
80.James DarrenHer Royal Majesty
81.Walter BrennanOld Rivers
82.Burl IvesFunny Way Of Laughin'
83.Billy VaughnA Swingin' Safari
84.Dick and DeedeeTell Me
85.Jimmy DeanP.T. 109
86.DionLittle Diane
87.Billy Joe and The CheckmatesPercolator (Twist)
88.Gary U.S. BondsTwist, Twist Senora
89.Jimmy SoulTwistin' Matilda
90.Dee Dee SharpGravy
91.Jimmy SmithWalk On The Wild Side
92.King CurtisSoul Twist
93.Bobby RydellI'll Never Dance Again
94.IkettesI'm Blue
95.Kingston TrioWhere Have All The Flowers Gone
96.Eddie Hodges(Girls, Girls, Girls) Were Made To Love
97.Gene PitneyTown Without Pity
98.Peter, Paul and MaryIf I Had A Hammer
99.Ronnie and The Hi-litesI Wish That We Were Married
100.Beach BoysSurfin' Safari

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1962


  1. Mary
  2. Barbara
  3. Linda
  4. Patricia
  5. Carol


  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard

Class of 1962 Yearbook

Class of 1962 Reunion

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Class of 1962: If are part of the 1962 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1962 and reconnect with fellow class of '62 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1962 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1962, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1962, try the Class of 1961 or the Class of 1963.