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May 6th, 1966.

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

55 years and 1 days have passed since May 6th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 1966?

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

Music charts.

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 to May 6th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1966 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and 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 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 "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason", "Danger Man" and "Gilligan's Island". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Gumby Show", "Atom Ant" and "Milton the Monster". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Ken (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Captain Action (action figure) and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 55 years and 1 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 55 years of age.
  • Generation: 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 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.
  • This date: May 6th, 1966
  • 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.
  • May 21st, 1966: Boxing: Cassius Clay defeats British boxer Henry Cooper to retain the world heavyweight championship.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1966 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 6th, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of May.

  • May 6th, 1856: Sigmund Freud (Father of psychoanalysis) (Deceased)
  • May 6th, 1953: Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) turned 13 on this day in 1966.
  • May 6th, 1961: George Clooney (Actor) turned 5 on this day in 1966.
  • May 6th, 1983: Dani Alves (Brazilian soccer player) was born exactly 17 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 20,090 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,870 weeks have passed.
  • 1,735,776,000 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,025,072,000 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 895,660,416,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 289,296,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 149,276,736 steps. That's about 66,345 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,829,312 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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