16th of May, 1966

The 16th of May, 1966, fell on a Monday. Day 136 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

53 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since the 16th of May, 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 the 16th of May, 1966:

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

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 16th 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:

  • 53 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of May, 1966, will be 53 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of May, 1966:

  • 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.
  • 6th of May, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • 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.
  • 8th of June, 1966: A tornado kills 16 people in Topeka, Kansas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th 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 16th 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 16th 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 16th of May, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

16th of May

Events that have occurred on the 16th of May:

  • 16th of May, 1984: Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.
  • 16th of May, 1992: Guns N' Roses headline at Slane.
  • 16th of May, 1980: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1980 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • 16th of May, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • 16th of May, 1990: Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
  • 16th of May, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • 16th of May, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • 16th of May, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2005: The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 16th of May, 2013: Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
  • 16th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 16th of May, 2019: Wrestler Ashley Massaro commits suicide.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,687 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,700,956,800 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,984,449,600 times.
  • Since the 16th of May, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 877,693,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,492,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,282,285 steps. That's about 65,014 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,411,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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