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April 9th, 1966.

April 9th, 1966, was a Saturday. It was day 99 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since April 9th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 9th, 1966?

  • Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 9th, 1966.

  • United States: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • United Kingdom: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - The Walker Brothers
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Take me back to April 9th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 9th, 1966 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1966 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. 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 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-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Danger Man", "Hullabaloo", "Where the Action Is" and "I Dream of Jeannie". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "My Three Sons" and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Ken (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Motorific (slot car toys) and Barrel of Monkeys.

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 April 9th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • 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 begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 55 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since April 9th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 9th, 1966, will be 55 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 9th, 1966.

  • 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: April 9th, 1966
  • 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.
  • April 30th, 1966: The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey.
  • May 1st, 1966: The final episode of the sci-fi sitcom "My Favorite Martian" is aired on television.
  • May 6th, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • May 7th, 1966: Irish bank workers go on strike.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 9th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 9th, 1966 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Where the Action Is - Music-based variety show.
  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • My Favorite Martian - Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
  • The Farmer's Daughter - Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 9th, 1966.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

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 April 9th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 9th of April.

  • April 9th, 1926: Hugh Hefner (Adult magazine publisher) turned 40 on this day in 1966.
  • April 9th, 1990: Kristen Stewart (Actress) was born exactly 24 years after this date.
  • April 9th, 1999: Lil Nas X (Rapper) was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 9th of April.

  • Occupation of Denmark (Denmark)

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on April 9th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 9th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 9th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 30th of June, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 9th, 1966 is close to the 17th of January, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 9th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,153 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,879 weeks have passed.
  • 1,741,219,200 seconds have passed since the April 9th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,031,422,400 times.
  • Since April 9th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 898,469,107,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 290,203,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 149,744,851 steps. That's about 66,553 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,894,630 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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