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January 20th, 1966.

January 20th, 1966, was a Thursday. It was day 20 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

56 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since January 20th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on January 20th, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1966.

  • United States: We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 20th, 1966.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • She's Just My Style - Gary Lewis And The Playboys
  • Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
  • Ebb Tide - The Righteous Brothers
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.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Thunderball".

Take me back to January 20th, 1966!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 20th, 1966, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song We Can Work It Out by The Beatles 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Walt Disney, Che Guevara and Otis Redding would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Perry Mason", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "My Favorite Martian". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Top Cat", "Milton the Monster" and "JOT the Dot". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Tammy (doll), Barrel of Monkeys and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 20th, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 56 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since January 20th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 20th, 1966 will be 56 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 20th, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: January 20th, 1966
  • 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.
  • February 12th, 1966: Vietnam War: The Tay Vinh massacre occurs.
  • February 14th, 1966: The Australian dollar is introduced.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 1966, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 20th, 1966.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1966.

TV shows from January, 1966.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Musical variety series.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1966.

1966 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 80, the Ford P7, the Nissan Sunny, the 1966 Dodge Charger, the Volvo 140 Series and the BMW 02 Series.

Cars in 1966.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 20th, 1966.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

Mister Ed
Mister Ed

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

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 you should check out January 20th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 20th.

Jeffrey Epstein

Financier. Deceased
Born on January 20th, 1953
He turned 13 on this day in 1966.

Bill Maher

Talkshow host.
Born on January 20th, 1956
He turned 10 on this day in 1966.

Gary Barlow

Singer.
Born on January 20th, 1971
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 20th, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1966.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 20th, 1966 was most likely conceived around April 29th, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 1966 is close to October 13th, 1966.

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Stats for January 20th, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,657 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,951 weeks have passed.
  • 1,784,761,200 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,082,221,400 times.
  • Since January 20th, 1966, the Earth has travelled approximately 920,936,779,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 297,460,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 153,489,463 steps. That's about 68,218 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,417,134 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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