January 2nd, 1966

January 2nd, 1966, fell on a Sunday. It was day 2 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 7 months and 7 days have passed since January 2nd, 1966.


On This Date

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

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 1966 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song Over And Over by Dave Clark Five is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper by The Beatles is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. The films "Doctor Zhivago" and "Thunderball" are currently being shown in movie theaters.

Because it is 1966, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, SSgt Barry Sadler, The Association and The Supremes. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Ed", "The Mighty Hercules" and "Underdog".

Popular toys include the likes of "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Captain Action (action figure)" and "Suzy Homemaker".


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 January 2nd, 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, 7 months and 7 days have passed since January 2nd, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 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 January 2nd, 1966:

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

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1966, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1966 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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 January 2nd, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,944 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,723,158,000 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,010,351,000 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 889,149,528,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 287,193,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,191,588 steps. That's about 65,863 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,677,896 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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