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June 8th, 1966.

June 8th, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was day 159 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since June 8th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 8th, 1966?

  • It is announced that the NFL and AFL will be merging together.
  • A tornado kills 16 people in Topeka, Kansas.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 8th, 1966.

  • United States: When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  • United Kingdom: Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra

Take me back to June 8th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 8th, 1966 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Gumby Show", "Heckle and Jeckle" and "The Patty Duke Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Mouse Trap, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

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 June 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 54 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since June 8th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 8th, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 8th, 1966.

  • 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: June 8th, 1966
  • June 27th, 1966: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's debut album, Freak Out!, is released.
  • June 30th, 1966: France leaves NATO.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 8th, 1966 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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.

  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on June 8th, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of June.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on June 8th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 8th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 8th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 29th of August, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1966 is close to the 18th of March, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 8th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,057 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,865 weeks have passed.
  • 1,732,924,800 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,021,745,600 times.
  • Since June 8th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 894,189,196,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 288,820,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 149,031,533 steps. That's about 66,236 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,795,098 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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