2nd of May, 1966

The 2nd of May, 1966, fell on a Monday. Day 122 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

53 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since the 2nd of May, 1966.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of May, 1966:

  • United States: Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
  • United Kingdom: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield

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 the 2nd of May, 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:

  • 53 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since the 2nd of May, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1966, will be 53 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of May, 1966:

  • 9th of April, 1966: Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.
  • 19th of April, 1966: Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
  • 21st of April, 1966: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial in England for the murders of 3 children that vanished between 1963 and 1965.
  • 30th of April, 1966: The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey.
  • 6th of May, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • 7th of May, 1966: Irish bank workers go on strike.
  • 11th of May, 1966: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the European Cup after they defeat Partizan Belgrade 2-1.
  • 14th of May, 1966: FA Cup Final 1966: Everton defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1966, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of May, 1966 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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" - "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 2nd of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of May:

  • May Day Bank Holiday (UK)
  • May Day (Ireland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 2nd of May, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of May, 1966 was probably conceived around the 23rd of July, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of May, 1966 is the 9th of February, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of May:

  • 2nd of May, 1519: Leonardo da Vinci dies.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 2nd of May, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • 2nd of May, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • 2nd of May, 1962: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 5-3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.
  • 2nd of May, 1964: FA Cup Final 1964: West Ham United defeat Preston North End 3-2.
  • 2nd of May, 1972: 91 people are killed by a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.
  • 2nd of May, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • 2nd of May, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
  • 2nd of May, 2004: Football: Leeds United are relegated from the Premier League after a 4-1 defeat at Bolton.
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Football: A.C. Milan progress to the Champions League final after defeating Manchester United 3-0 at the San Siro
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Rapper Soulja Boy releases his single "Crank That".
  • 2nd of May, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • 2nd of May, 2016: Football: Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after title rivals Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
  • 2nd of May, 2016: Afeni Shakur passes away.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of May, 1966.

  • 19,701 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,702,166,400 seconds have passed since the 2nd of May, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,985,860,800 times.
  • Since the 2nd of May, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 878,317,862,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,694,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,386,310 steps. That's about 65,061 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,425,997 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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