May 6th, 1966

May 6th, 1966, fell on a Friday. It was day 126 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 3 months and 3 days have passed since May 6th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 6th, 1966:

  • Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1966:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 6th, 1966 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer of 1966 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Good Lovin' by Young Rascals is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason" and "Bonanza". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "My Three Sons", "The Patty Duke Show" and "JOT the Dot".

Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Army men", "Major Matt Mason (action figure)" and "Suzy Homemaker".


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 May 6th, 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, 3 months and 3 days have passed since May 6th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 May 6th, 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 21st, 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 7th, 1966: Irish bank workers go on strike.
  • May 11th, 1966: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the European Cup after they defeat Partizan Belgrade 2-1.
  • May 14th, 1966: FA Cup Final 1966: Everton defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 1966, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1966 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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" - "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 6th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 6th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 27th of July, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 6th, 1966 is the 13th of February, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1966.

  • 19,819 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,712,361,600 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,997,755,200 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 883,578,585,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 285,393,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 147,263,098 steps. That's about 65,450 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,548,339 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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