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February 12, 1966

February 12, 1966, was a Saturday. It was the 43rd day of 1966. The decade was the swinging sixties.

58 years and 17 days have passed since February 12, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 1966?

  • Vietnam War: The Tay Vinh massacre occurs.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 1966:

  • United States: "My Love" by Petula Clark
  • United Kingdom: "Michelle" by The Overlanders

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 1966

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Love - Petula Clark
  • Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
  • Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
  • We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
Play the top songs 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 this day.

Facts

This date was 21,202 days ago. Approximately 707 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 1966, in week 06. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 58 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 236 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 1966

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Saturday, February 12, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "My Love" by Petula Clark is at the top of the singles charts, while "Michelle" by The Overlanders is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Thunderball is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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-bottom 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, Jayne Mansfield, Che Guevara, and Otis Redding would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Perry Mason", "Steptoe and Son", "The Farmer's Daughter", and "Gilligan's Island". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Captain Pugwash", "The Patty Duke Show", and "Underdog".

Popular toys at the moment include Tammy (doll), Army men, Scalextric, and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represented 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

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 12, 1966.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 1966.

  • January 13, 1966: Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member in the United States.
  • January 15, 1966: The civilian government in Nigeria is disposed during a military coup.
  • January 24, 1966: 117 people are killed when Air India Flight 101 crashes into Mont Blanc in the Alps.
  • January 26, 1966:
    • Liberal Party leader Harold Holt becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
    • Beaumont children: Jane Nartare Beaumont (9), Arnna Kathleen Beaumont (7) and Grant Ellis Beaumont (4) disappear from Glenelg Beach in South Australia.
  • January 30, 1966: Actor Milos Milos shoots Barbara Ann Thomason (Carolyn Mitchell) dead before committing suicide.
  • January 31, 1966: The Soviet Union launches the spacecraft "Luna 9".
  • February 3, 1966: Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon.
  • February 4, 1966: 133 people are killed when All Nippon Airways Flight 60 crashes into Tokyo Bay.
  • February 6, 1966: The final episode of Mister Ed is aired.
  • This date: February 12, 1966
  • February 14, 1966: The Australian dollar is introduced.
  • February 26, 1966: Vietnam War: The Binh An massacre occurs.
  • February 28, 1966: US astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliot See are killed in a plane crash in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • March 4, 1966:
    • 64 people are killed when Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes at Tokyo International Airport in Japan.
    • John Lennon of The Beatles causes a stir when he states that they are "more popular than Jesus now".
  • March 5, 1966: 124 people are killed when BOAC Flight 911 crashes over Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • March 8, 1966: Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, is blown up by former IRA members.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 1966 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 1966

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 1966:

TV shows from February 1966.

Batman
Batman
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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 12, 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

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
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 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
Scalextric
Scalextric
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 February 12, 1966?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 12, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Rapper
Born on February 12, 1980
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Singer
Born on February 12, 1988
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on February 12, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 12, 1966 was most likely conceived around May 22, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 1966 is close to November 5, 1966.

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Stats for February 12, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 1966:

  • 21,202 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,028 weeks have passed.
  • 1,831,852,800 seconds have passed since February 12, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,137,161,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 945,236,044,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,308,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 157,539,341 steps. That's roughly 70,017 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,982,234 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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