24th of May, 1966

The 24th of May, 1966, fell on a Tuesday. Day 144 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 1 days have passed since the 24th of May, 1966.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Eric Cantona: French soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th 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 24th 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:

  • 54 years, 0 months and 1 days have passed since the 24th of May, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of May, 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 the 24th of May, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of May, 1966, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of May, 1966 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 24th 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 24th of May, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of May, 1966 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of May, 1966 is the 3rd of March, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

24th of May

Events that have occurred on the 24th of May:

  • 24th of May, 1798: The Irish Rebellion begins.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Football: Ajax win the UEFA Champions League after a late 85th minute goal from Patrick Kluivert helps them secure a 1-0 victory against A.C. Milan.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 2006: Taylor Hicks wins the 5th season of American Idol.
  • 24th of May, 2007: 2007 Irish general election: Fianna Fail win 81 seats.
  • 24th of May, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The last episode of the television show "Law & Order" is aired. The series had been running for nearly 20 years.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The series finale of 24 is aired.
  • 24th of May, 2014: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are married in Florence, Italy.
  • 24th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 24th of May, 2016: Alisan Porter wins the tenth season of The Voice.
  • 24th of May, 2019: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of May, 1966.

  • 19,725 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,704,240,000 seconds have passed since the 24th of May, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,988,280,000 times.
  • Since the 24th of May, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 879,387,840,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,040,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,564,640 steps. That's about 65,140 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,450,880 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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