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May 16th, 1966.

May 16th, 1966, was a Monday. It was day 136 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since May 16th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on May 16th, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1966.

  • United States: Monday Monday - The Mama's & The Papa's
  • United Kingdom: Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 16th, 1966.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
  • Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals
  • Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
  • Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay
  • Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
Play the top hits from 1966.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1966. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Supremes.
The Sound of Music

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on May 16th, 1966.

Take me back to May 16th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 16th, 1966 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1966 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Monday Monday by The Mama's & The Papa's is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Sound of Music is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Walt Disney, Che Guevara and Otis Redding would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Perry Mason", "Danger Man" and "I Dream of Jeannie". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Milton the Monster".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Barbie, Tonka trucks, Troll doll and Ken (doll).

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 16th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

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

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.

  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker.

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.

  • The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    During 1966, the USA doubled its presence in Vietnam. By the end of the year, troop numbers had increased from 184,300 to 385,300.

  • 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 is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

  • 55 years, 6 months and 17 days have passed since May 16th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 16th, 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 16th, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 16th, 1966
  • May 21st, 1966: Boxing: Cassius Clay defeats British boxer Henry Cooper to retain the world heavyweight championship.
  • June 8th, 1966: It is announced that the NFL and AFL will be merging together.
  • June 8th, 1966: A tornado kills 16 people in Topeka, Kansas.

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 16th, 1966, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 16th, 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.

TV shows from May, 1966.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Musical variety series.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1966.

1966 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 80, the Ford P7, the Nissan Sunny, the 1966 Dodge Charger, the Volvo 140 Series and the BMW 02 Series.

Cars in 1966.

Kids' TV shows on May 16th, 1966.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

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 May 16th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 16th.

Liberace

American pianist. Deceased
Born on May 16th, 1919
He turned 47 on this day in 1966.

Pierce Brosnan

Actor.
Born on May 16th, 1953
He turned 13 on this day in 1966.

David Boreanaz

Actor.
Born on May 16th, 1969
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Tucker Carlson

TV presenter.
Born on May 16th, 1969
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Wee Man

Stunt performer.
Born on May 16th, 1973
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Megan Fox

American actress.
Born on May 16th, 1986
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Charlotte Crosby

English TV personality.
Born on May 16th, 1990
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Omos

Wrestler.
Born on May 16th, 1994
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 16th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 16th, 1966 was most likely conceived around August 23rd, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16th, 1966 is close to February 6th, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 16th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,289 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,898 weeks have passed.
  • 1,752,973,200 seconds have passed since the May 16th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,045,135,400 times.
  • Since May 16th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 904,534,171,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 292,162,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,755,695 steps. That's about 67,003 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,035,678 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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