5th of February, 1966

The 5th of February, 1966, fell on a Saturday. Day 36 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since the 5th of February, 1966.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th 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 5th 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 54 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since the 5th 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 5th 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 5th of February, 1966:

  • 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".
  • 3rd of February, 1966: Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon.
  • 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 5th 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 5th of February, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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 5th 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 5th of February, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of February, 1966 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of February, 1966 is the 15th of November, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

5th of February

Events that have occurred on the 5th of February:

  • 5th of February, 1976: Mascot Riots: A racially-charged riot breaks out at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida.
  • 5th of February, 1978: The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 kills 100 people.
  • 5th of February, 1973: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders Rosalind Heather Thorpe and Alice Helen Liu on the UCSC campus in Santa Cruz, California.
  • 5th of February, 1994: White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
  • 5th of February, 1994: 68 people are killed when the Bosnian Serb Army fire a mortar shell at an open air market place in Sarajevo.
  • 5th of February, 1996: Football: Mick McCarthy is appointed as the new manager of the Irish football team.
  • 5th of February, 1998: Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly dies in a car accident.
  • 5th of February, 2000: Novye Aldi massacre: Russian forces execute over 60 civilians in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 5th of February, 2006: Super Bowl XL: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks by 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.
  • 5th of February, 2010: England manager Fabio Capello announces that John Terry has been removed as captain.
  • 5th of February, 2012: Super Bowl XLVI: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 5th of February, 2012: Madonna and LMFAO perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI.
  • 5th of February, 2016: The game XCOM 2 is released.
  • 5th of February, 2016: The film Dad's Army in released in cinemas.
  • 5th of February, 2017: Super Bowl LI takes place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas: The New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons and Lady Gaga performs at the halftime show.
  • 5th of February, 2020: A Republican-controlled Senate votes to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
  • 5th of February, 2020: Mitt Romney becomes the first Senator in U.S. history to vote against his party's president in an impeachment trial.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of February, 1966.

  • 19,738 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,705,363,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of February, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,989,590,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of February, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 879,967,411,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,227,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,661,235 steps. That's about 65,183 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,464,358 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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