16th of March, 1966

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of March, 1966, fell on a Wednesday.
  • On this exact date: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • Decade: 1960s.
  • 51 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since the 16th of March, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1966.
  • Day 75 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of March, 1966 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1966, will be 51 years of age.
  • American Format: 03-16-1966 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1966-03-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19660316" are easier to sort.

Music Singles

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

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 16th of March, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of March, 1966 was probably conceived around the 6th of June, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of March, 1966 is the 24th of December, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 14th of February, 1966: The Australian dollar is introduced.
  • 26th of February, 1966: Vietnam War: The Binh An massacre occurs.
  • 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.
  • 20th of March, 1966: The FIFA World Cup Trophy is stolen in London.
  • 9th of April, 1966: Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 16th of March:

  • 16th of March, 1965: Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 16th of March, 1968: The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.
  • 16th of March, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • 16th of March, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991
  • 16th of March, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • 16th of March, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of March:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of March, 1966.

  • 18,820 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,626,044,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of March, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,897,051,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of March, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 839,038,910,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 271,007,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,839,818 steps. That's about 62,151 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,512,533 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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