2nd of January, 1966

The 2nd of January, 1966, fell on a Sunday. Day 2 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

54 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since the 2nd of January, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of January, 1966:

  • The 1966 New York City transit strike begins.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of January, 1966:

  • United States: Over And Over - Dave Clark Five
  • United Kingdom: We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - Beatles

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 2nd of January, 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.

  • The Beatles - "Michelle"

    "Michelle" by The Beatles would go on to win a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • A Man for All Seasons

    "A Man for All Seasons" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 54 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since the 2nd of January, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of January, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of January, 1966:

  • 4th of January, 1966: 18 people are killed by a gas leak fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon, France.
  • 10th of January, 1966: The home of African American Civil Rights leader Vernon Dahmer is firebombed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dahmer passes away from his injuries the following day.
  • 13th of January, 1966: Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member in the United States.
  • 15th of January, 1966: The civilian government in Nigeria is disposed during a military coup.
  • 24th of January, 1966: 117 people are killed when Air India Flight 101 crashes into Mont Blanc in the Alps.
  • 26th of January, 1966: Beaumont children: Jane Nartare Beaumont (9), Arnna Kathleen Beaumont (7) and Grant Ellis Beaumont (4) disappear from Glenelg Beach in South Australia.
  • 31st of January, 1966: The Soviet Union launches the spacecraft "Luna 9".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of January, 1966, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of January, 1966 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

1966 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1966.

"JOT the Dot" - "Milton the Monster" - "Atom Ant" - "Thunderbirds" - "Underdog" - "Hoppity Hooper" - "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long" - "The Patty Duke Show" - "The Mighty Hercules" - "Mister Ed" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "The Flintstones" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1966 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1966:

  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Major Matt Mason (action figure)
  • Captain Action (action figure)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 2nd of January, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of January, 1966 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of January, 1966 is the 12th of October, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of January

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of January:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of January, 1966.

  • 19,780 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,708,992,000 seconds have passed since the 2nd of January, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,993,824,000 times.
  • Since the 2nd of January, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 881,839,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,832,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,973,312 steps. That's about 65,321 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,507,904 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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