May 16th, 1966

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

54 years, 6 months and 11 days have passed since May 16th, 1966.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Janet Jackson: Singer.


Music Singles

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

Take Me Back!

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 Mama's & 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 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "Gilligan's Island". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Hoppity Hooper", "Atom Ant" and "JOT the Dot".

Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Mouse Trap", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man" and "Captain Action (action figure)".


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 16th, 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, 6 months and 11 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 54 years of age.
  • 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 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.
  • June 8th, 1966: A tornado kills 16 people in Topeka, Kansas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 16th, 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 16th, 1966?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1966?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 16th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16th, 1966 is the 23rd of February, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,919 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,721,005,200 seconds have passed since the May 16th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,007,839,400 times.
  • Since May 16th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 888,038,683,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 286,834,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,006,447 steps. That's about 65,781 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,652,062 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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