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January 31st, 1966

January 31st, 1966, fell on a Monday. It was day 31 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 8 months and 30 days have passed since January 31st, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 31st, 1966:

  • The Soviet Union launches the spacecraft "Luna 9".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 31st, 1966:

  • United States: We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Michelle - Overlanders

Take Me Back!

The date is January 31st, 1966 and it's a Monday. 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, Michelle by Overlanders is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Perry Mason", "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gilligan's Island". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "The Flintstones" and "Mister Ed". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Mouse Trap", "Motorific (slot car toys)" and "Barrel of Monkeys".


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 31st, 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:

  • 54 years, 8 months and 30 days have passed since January 31st, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 31st, 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 31st, 1966:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • February 26th, 1966: Vietnam War: The Binh An massacre occurs.
  • February 28th, 1966: US astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliot See are killed in a plane crash in St. Louis, Missouri.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 31st, 1966, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 31st, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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 31st of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 31st, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 31st, 1966 was probably conceived around the 23rd of April, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31st, 1966 is the 10th of November, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 1966.

  • 19,996 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,727,654,400 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,015,596,800 times.
  • Since January 31st, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 891,469,670,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 287,942,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,578,278 steps. That's about 66,035 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,731,853 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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