16th of March, 1966

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.


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

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.

    "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.


Celebrity Birthdays

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 53 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since the 16th of March, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1966, will be 53 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of March, 1966:

  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1966, 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.

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).

16th of March

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.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,577 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,691,449,200 seconds have passed since the 16th of March, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,973,357,400 times.
  • Since the 16th of March, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 872,787,787,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 281,908,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,464,631 steps. That's about 64,651 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,297,390 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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