6th of May, 1966

The 6th of May, 1966, fell on a Friday. Day 126 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 22 days have passed since the 6th of May, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 6th of May, 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 the 6th 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 6th 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:

  • 54 years, 0 months and 22 days have passed since the 6th 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 6th of May, 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 the 6th 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.
  • 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 6th 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 6th 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 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 the 6th of May, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

6th of May

Events that have occurred on the 6th of May:

  • 6th of May, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • 6th of May, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • 6th of May, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • 6th of May, 1970: Football: Feyenoord win the European Cup after they defeat Celtic 2-1.
  • 6th of May, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • 6th of May, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • 6th of May, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • 6th of May, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • 6th of May, 1950: The "Tollund Man" mummy is discovered by peat cutters in Denmark.
  • 6th of May, 1961: FA Cup Final 1961: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Leicester City 2-0.
  • 6th of May, 1972: FA Cup Final 1972: A goal from Allan Clarke helps Leeds United secure a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 1978: A goal from Roger Osborne helps Ipswich Town win the FA Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • 6th of May, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2007: Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the new president of France.
  • 6th of May, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • 6th of May, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • 6th of May, 2010: The Conservative Party become the largest party in the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
  • 6th of May, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • 6th of May, 2013: Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Georgina DeJesus are all found alive after having been missing for a decade.
  • 6th of May, 2019: The television miniseries Chernobyl is released.
  • 6th of May, 2019: Meghan Markle gives birth to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,746 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,706,054,400 seconds have passed since the 6th of May, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,990,396,800 times.
  • Since the 6th of May, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 880,324,070,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,342,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,720,678 steps. That's about 65,209 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,472,653 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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