The 16th of March, 1966, fell on a Wednesday. Day 75 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 16th of March, 1966:
The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of March, 1966:
United States: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Sgt. Barry Sadler
United Kingdom: These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
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 the 16th of March, 1966.
"The Inheritor" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represents the "Baby boomer" demographic cohort, which was born after World War II.
1966 in movies.
Movies released in 1966 included The Bible: In the Beginning, Hawaii, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Sand Pebbles, A Man for All Seasons, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Batman, "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.", "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming", Grand Prix, Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Blowup.
1966 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1966 were dominated by SSgt Barry Sadler, The Beatles, The Supremes, The New Vaudeville Band, Simon & Garfunkel and The Monkees.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of March:
28th of February, 1966: US astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliot See are killed in a plane crash in St. Louis, Missouri.
4th of March, 1966: 64 people are killed when Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes at Tokyo International Airport in Japan.
4th of March, 1966: John Lennon of The Beatles causes a stir when he states that they are "more popular than Jesus now".
5th of March, 1966: 124 people are killed when BOAC Flight 911 crashes over Mount Fuji in Japan.
8th of March, 1966: Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, is blown up by former IRA members.
19th of March, 1966: Racial segregation in sports in the USA starts to become a thing of the past when The Texas Western Miners defeat an all-white Kentucky Wildcats team with five African-American starters.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of March, 1966.
19,631 days have passed since this date.
1,696,118,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of March, 1966.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,978,804,800 times.
Since the 16th of March, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 875,197,094,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,686,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,866,182 steps. That's about 64,829 miles!
Since this date, 20,353,421 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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