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March 26th, 1966.

March 26th, 1966, was a Saturday. It was day 85 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since March 26th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on March 26th, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 26th, 1966.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 26th, 1966.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
  • Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
  • Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
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.
The Sound of Music

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on March 26th, 1966.

Take me back to March 26th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 26th, 1966 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has arrived and the days have become 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, The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Sound of Music 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 "What's My Line?", "Danger Man", "The Farmer's Daughter" and "Gilligan's Island".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Captain Pugwash", "Top Cat" and "Hoppity Hooper". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Ken (doll), Mouse Trap, Major Matt Mason (action figure) and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on March 26th, 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, 1 months and 24 days have passed since March 26th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 26th, 1966, will be 56 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 26th, 1966.

  • 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.
  • March 16th, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • March 17th, 1966: A missing American hydrogen bomb is found off the coast of Spain.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 26th, 1966
  • April 9th, 1966: Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.
  • April 19th, 1966: Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
  • April 19th, 1966: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial in England for the murders of 3 children that vanished between 1963 and 1965.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 26th, 1966, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 26th, 1966 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from March, 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 March 26th, 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

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 check out March 26th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 26th.

Robert Frost

Poet. Deceased
Born on March 26th, 1874
He was not alive on this date.

Nancy Pelosi

US politician.
Born on March 26th, 1940
She turned 26 on this day in 1966.

Richard Dawkins

Atheist author.
Born on March 26th, 1941
He turned 25 on this day in 1966.

Diana Ross

Singer.
Born on March 26th, 1944
She turned 22 on this day in 1966.

Steven Tyler

Singer.
Born on March 26th, 1948
He turned 18 on this day in 1966.

Mikel Arteta

Spanish football manager.
Born on March 26th, 1982
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Keira Knightley

Actress.
Born on March 26th, 1985
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Nina Agdal

Model.
Born on March 26th, 1992
She was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Bhad Bhabie

Rapper.
Born on March 26th, 2003
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 26th, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 26th, 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 March 26th, 1966 was most likely conceived around July 3rd, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 26th, 1966 is close to December 17th, 1966.

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Stats for March 26th, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 26th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,508 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,929 weeks have passed.
  • 1,771,891,200 seconds have passed since the March 26th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,067,206,400 times.
  • Since March 26th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 914,295,859,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 295,315,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,382,643 steps. That's about 67,726 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,262,694 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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