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March 23, 1966

March 23, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was 58 years, 3 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on March 23, 1966

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On March 23, 1966, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" by Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • United Kingdom: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by The Walker Brothers

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 23, 1966

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
  • Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  • Elusive Butterfly - Bob Lind
Play the top singles 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.
The Sound of Music

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Sound of Music".

Facts

This date occurred 21,278 days ago. Approximately 709 months have passed. It was the 82nd day of 1966, in week 12. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on March 23, 1966, are now 58 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 236 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 23, 1966

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 23, 1966, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. In America, the song "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" by Sgt. Barry Sadler is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by The Walker Brothers is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Sound of Music is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show", "Gilligan's Island", "Where the Action Is", and "I Dream of Jeannie". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Gumby Show", and "Underdog".

Children are playing with toys such as Barbie, Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), and Captain Action (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 23, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 23, 1966.

  • 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.
  • March 16, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • March 17, 1966: A missing American hydrogen bomb is found off the coast of Spain.
  • March 19, 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 20, 1966: The FIFA World Cup trophy is stolen in London.
  • This date: March 23, 1966
  • April 9, 1966: Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.
  • April 19, 1966:
    • Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
    • Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial in England for the murders of 3 children that vanished between 1963 and 1965.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 23, 1966, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: March 23, 1966 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in March 1966

In March 1966, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 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

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1966

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys

Toys in 1966

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on March 23, 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 March 23, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 23.

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

British runner
Born on March 23, 1983
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Basketball player
Born on March 23, 1992
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Greg O'Shea

Greg O'Shea

Love Island winner
Born on March 23, 1995
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on March 23:

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 23, 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 March 23, 1966 was most likely conceived around June 30, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 23, 1966 is close to December 14, 1966.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 23, 1966:

  • 21,278 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,039 weeks have passed.
  • 1,838,419,200 seconds have passed since March 23, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,144,822,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 948,624,307,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 306,403,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 158,104,051 steps. That's roughly 70,268 miles.
  • 22,061,030 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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