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February 6th, 1966.

February 6th, 1966, was a Sunday. It was day 37 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

56 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since February 6th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on February 6th, 1966?

  • The final episode of Mister Ed is aired.
Birthdays

Born on February 6th, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 6th, 1966.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 6th, 1966.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • My Love - Petula Clark
  • Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
  • No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) - The T-Bones
  • We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
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 February 6th, 1966.

Take me back to February 6th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 6th, 1966, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 The Overlanders 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 "Hazel", "Steptoe and Son", "Hullabaloo" and "I Dream of Jeannie". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Mighty Hercules" and "Atom Ant".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Barbie, Tammy (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man 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 February 6th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 56 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since February 6th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on February 6th, 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 February 6th, 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.
  • This date: February 6th, 1966
  • 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.
  • March 4th, 1966: 64 people are killed when Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes at Tokyo International Airport in Japan.
  • March 4th, 1966: John Lennon of The Beatles causes a stir when he states that they are "more popular than Jesus now".
  • March 5th, 1966: 124 people are killed when BOAC Flight 911 crashes over Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • March 8th, 1966: Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, is blown up by former IRA members.
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 February 6th, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 6th, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 6th, 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 February, 1966.

TV shows from February, 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 February 6th, 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 February 6th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 6th.

Babe Ruth

Baseball player. Deceased
Born on February 6th, 1895
He was not alive on this date.

Ronald Reagan

US President. Deceased
Born on February 6th, 1911
He turned 55 on this day in 1966.

Bob Marley

Reggae singer. Deceased
Born on February 6th, 1945
He turned 21 on this day in 1966.

Axl Rose

Musician.
Born on February 6th, 1962
He turned 4 on this day in 1966.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 6th of February.

  • Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on February 6th, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 6th, 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 February 6th, 1966 was most likely conceived around May 16th, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 6th, 1966 is close to October 30th, 1966.

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Stats for February 6th, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 6th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,646 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,949 weeks have passed.
  • 1,783,810,800 seconds have passed since the February 6th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,081,112,600 times.
  • Since February 6th, 1966, the Earth has travelled approximately 920,446,372,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 297,301,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 153,407,729 steps. That's about 68,181 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,405,730 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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