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January 9th, 1966.

January 9th, 1966, was a Sunday. It was day 9 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since January 9th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 9th, 1966.

  • United States: The Sounds Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • United Kingdom: We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles
Play the top hits from 1966.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1966. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Supremes.
Thunderball

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Thunderball" was at the top of the box office on January 9th, 1966.

Comments about January 9th, 1966.

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Johnny C

Another interesting fact about this date. Those born on January 9, 1966, can claim that the year of their birth is the same as their birthdate: 1 (January) 9 (day) and 66 (two digits for the year). Cheers!
Posted on July 19th, 2021 14:04


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Take me back to January 9th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 9th, 1966 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel 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 the movie Thunderball is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Hazel" and "Hullabaloo". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "Atom Ant", "Milton the Monster" and "JOT the Dot".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Ken (doll), Mouse Trap, Barrel of Monkeys and Captain Action (action figure).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 9th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.

  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker.

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.

  • The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    During 1966, the USA doubled its presence in Vietnam. By the end of the year, troop numbers had increased from 184,300 to 385,300.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1966?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • A Man for All Seasons.

    A Man for All Seasons.

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

  • The Beatles - "Michelle"

    The Beatles - "Michelle"

    "Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • 1966 in music.

    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.

  • 1966 in movies.

    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.

  • The Inheritor.

    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.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 55 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since January 9th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 9th, 1966, will be 55 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 9th, 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.
  • January 2nd, 1966: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Cleveland Browns by 23-12 to win the 1965 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 2nd, 1966: The 1966 New York City transit strike begins.
  • January 4th, 1966: 18 people are killed by a gas leak fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon, France.
  • This date: January 9th, 1966
  • 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 30th, 1966: Actor Milos Milos shoots Barbara Ann Thomason (Carolyn Mitchell) dead before committing suicide.
  • January 31st, 1966: The Soviet Union launches the spacecraft "Luna 9".
  • February 3rd, 1966: Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon.
  • February 4th, 1966: 133 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 60 crashes into Tokyo Bay.
  • February 6th, 1966: The final episode of Mister Ed is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 9th, 1966, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 9th, 1966 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Where the Action Is - Music-based variety show.
  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • My Favorite Martian - Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
  • The Farmer's Daughter - Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 9th, 1966.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1966.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 9th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 9th.

Richard Nixon

US President. Deceased
Born on January 9th, 1913
He turned 53 on this day in 1966.

Jimmy Page

Guitarist.
Born on January 9th, 1944
He turned 22 on this day in 1966.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 9th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 9th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 9th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 1st of April, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 9th, 1966 is close to the 19th of October, 1966.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 9th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,285 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,897 weeks have passed.
  • 1,752,620,400 seconds have passed since the January 9th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,044,723,800 times.
  • Since January 9th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 904,352,126,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 292,103,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,725,354 steps. That's about 66,989 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,031,445 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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