3rd of February, 1966

The 3rd of February, 1966, fell on a Thursday. Day 34 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since the 3rd of February, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 3rd of February, 1966:

  • Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 3rd of February, 1966:

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

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 the 3rd of February, 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, 0 months and 14 days have passed since the 3rd of February, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 3rd of February, 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 the 3rd of February, 1966:

  • 4th of January, 1966: 18 people are killed by a gas leak fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon, France.
  • 10th of January, 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.
  • 13th of January, 1966: Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member in the United States.
  • 15th of January, 1966: The civilian government in Nigeria is disposed during a military coup.
  • 24th of January, 1966: 117 people are killed when Air India Flight 101 crashes into Mont Blanc in the Alps.
  • 26th of January, 1966: Beaumont children: Jane Nartare Beaumont (9), Arnna Kathleen Beaumont (7) and Grant Ellis Beaumont (4) disappear from Glenelg Beach in South Australia.
  • 31st of January, 1966: The Soviet Union launches the spacecraft "Luna 9".
  • 4th of February, 1966: 133 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 60 crashes into Tokyo Bay.
  • 6th of February, 1966: The final episode of Mister Ed is aired.
  • 12th of February, 1966: Vietnam War: The Tay Vinh massacre occurs.
  • 14th of February, 1966: The Australian dollar is introduced.
  • 26th of February, 1966: Vietnam War: The Binh An massacre occurs.
  • 28th of February, 1966: US astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliot See are killed in a plane crash in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 4th of March, 1966: 64 people are killed when Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes at Tokyo International Airport in Japan.
  • 4th of March, 1966: John Lennon of The Beatles causes a stir when he states that they are "more popular than Jesus now".
  • 5th of March, 1966: 124 people are killed when BOAC Flight 911 crashes over Mount Fuji in Japan.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 3rd of February, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 3rd of February, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 3rd of February, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 3rd of February, 1966 was probably conceived around the 26th of April, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 3rd of February, 1966 is the 13th of November, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

3rd of February

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 3rd of February, 1966.

  • 19,737 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,705,276,800 seconds have passed since the 3rd of February, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,989,489,600 times.
  • Since the 3rd of February, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 879,922,828,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,212,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,653,805 steps. That's about 65,179 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,463,322 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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