January 2nd, 1966

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

55 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since January 2nd, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 2nd, 1966:

  • NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Cleveland Browns by 23-12 to win the 1965 NFL Championship Game.
  • 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, 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 and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Perry Mason", "Danger Man", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hazel". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Thunderbirds". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Twister mat" 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1966?

    In 1966, the best soccer players were Pelé, Bobby Charlton, Eusébio, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore, Flórián Albert, Ferenc Bene, Lev Yashin, Alan Ball, János Farkas and José Torres.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1966?

    The best NBA players in 1966 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 55 years, 3 months and 16 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 55 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 1st, 1966: The New York City subway system is shut down due to a transit worker strike.
  • January 1st, 1966: Cigarette companies in the USA are forced to display new health cautions on their packs.
  • This date: 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 12th, 1966: The first episode of Batman, starring Adam West, is aired on television.
  • 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: Liberal Party leader Harold Holt becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 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 people would have been watching around this time.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who 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 January 2nd, 1966?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1966?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 20,196 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,744,930,800 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,035,752,600 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 900,384,292,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 290,821,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,064,049 steps. That's about 66,695 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,939,170 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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