BestOfDate

May 24th, 1966.

May 24th, 1966, was a Tuesday. It was day 144 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since May 24th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 24th, 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 24th, 1966.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Doctor Zhivago" was at the top of the box office on May 24th, 1966.

Take me back to May 24th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 24th, 1966 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 Doctor Zhivago 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 "Bonanza", "Gilligan's Island", "Hullabaloo" and "Where the Action Is". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Mighty Hercules", "The Patty Duke Show" and "JOT the Dot".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Captain Action (action figure), Major Matt Mason (action figure) and Twister mat.

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 24th, 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, 4 months and 29 days have passed since May 24th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 24th, 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 24th, 1966.

  • 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.
  • May 21st, 1966: Boxing: Cassius Clay defeats British boxer Henry Cooper to retain the world heavyweight championship.
  • This date: May 24th, 1966
  • 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.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 24th, 1966, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 24th, 1966 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 24th, 1966.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

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 24th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 24th.

Queen Victoria

Queen of England. Deceased
Born on May 24th, 1819
She was not alive on this date.

Tommy Chong

Actor / Comedian.
Born on May 24th, 1938
He turned 28 on this day in 1966.

Bob Dylan

Musician.
Born on May 24th, 1941
He turned 25 on this day in 1966.

Patti LaBelle

Singer.
Born on May 24th, 1944
She turned 22 on this day in 1966.

Heavy D

Rapper. Deceased
Born on May 24th, 1967
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Ali Kabbani

American Twitch streamer.
Born on May 24th, 1999
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 24th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 24th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 24th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 14th of August, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 24th, 1966 is close to the 3rd of March, 1967.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 24th, 1966.

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 20,240 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,891 weeks have passed.
  • 1,748,736,000 seconds have passed since the May 24th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,040,192,000 times.
  • Since May 24th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 902,347,776,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 291,456,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,391,296 steps. That's about 66,841 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,984,832 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Post a comment about this date.

Have something to say about May 24th, 1966?

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.



Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.


« Previous Day
May 23, 1966
Next Day »
May 25, 1966

© 2014-2021 BestOfDate.com

We use cookies to deliver personalized advertisements, improve your experience and to analyze our site's performance.

For more details, please read our Privacy Policy.

Manage Cookie Preferences

You can set your cookie preferences below. However, please be aware that not allowing certain cookies may impact your experience of the site.

Performance
These cookies allow us to analyze our traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site.
Functional
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Disabling them may prevent certain services from working.
Targeting
These are cookies that can be set by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and serve relevant adverts to you on other websites and apps. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.
Strictly Necessary
These are essential cookies that our website requires in order to function properly. More often than not, these are set after you perform a specific action.

You can change your choice at any time by using the Privacy Center link in our footer.

For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.