May 16th, 1966, was a Monday. It was Day 136 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
57 years and 24 days have passed since May 16th, 1966.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
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These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1966.
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The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is May 16th, 1966, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.
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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann is the number-one hit song.
Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Sound of Music is at the top of the box office. 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-bottom 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, Jayne Mansfield, Che Guevara, and Otis Redding would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gilligan's Island", "Hullabaloo", and "I Dream of Jeannie".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Top Cat", "Hoppity Hooper", and "Atom Ant". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Operation, and Twister mat.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 16th, 1966.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
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.
A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
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.
The best NBA players in 1966 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.
"Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1966 were dominated by SSgt Barry Sadler, The Beatles, The Supremes, The New Vaudeville Band, Simon & Garfunkel and The Monkees.
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" was named Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represented the "baby boomer" demographic cohort, which was born after World War II.
The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1966.
Live action television series starring Adam West.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.
Musical variety series.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American Western series.
Legal drama series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.
JOT the Dot
Milton the Monster
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
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 16th, 1972, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 16th.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 16th, 1966.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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