March 8th, 1966

March 8th, 1966, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 67 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since March 8th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 8th, 1966:

  • Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, is blown up by former IRA members.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1966:

  • United States: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • United Kingdom: These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra

Take Me Back!

The date is March 8th, 1966 and it's a Tuesday. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. In America, the song The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Sgt. Barry Sadler is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra 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", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Hoppity Hooper" and "JOT the Dot". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Army men" and "Twister mat".


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 March 8th, 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, 4 months and 30 days have passed since March 8th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 8th, 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 March 8th, 1966:

  • 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.
  • 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 16th, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • March 19th, 1966: Racial segregation in sports in the USA starts to become a thing of the past when The Texas Western Miners defeat an all-white Kentucky Wildcats team with five African-American starters.
  • March 20th, 1966: The FIFA World Cup Trophy is stolen in London.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 1966, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8th, 1966 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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" - "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 8th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 8th, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 8th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 29th of May, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1966 is the 16th of December, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1966.

  • 19,877 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,717,369,200 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,003,597,400 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 886,162,507,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 286,228,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 147,693,751 steps. That's about 65,642 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,608,430 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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