June 8th, 1966

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

54 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since June 8th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 8th, 1966:

  • A tornado kills 16 people in Topeka, Kansas.


Music Singles

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!

The date is June 8th, 1966 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Hoppity Hooper", "Atom Ant" and "JOT the Dot". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Tammy (doll)", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)" and "Suzy Homemaker".


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 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 54 years, 1 months and 6 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.
  • 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.
  • June 27th, 1966: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's debut album, Freak Out!, is released.
  • June 30th, 1966: France leaves NATO.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 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: June 8th, 1966 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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 8th of June:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 8th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 29th of August, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1966 is the 18th of March, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,760 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,707,264,000 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,991,808,000 times.
  • Since June 8th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 880,948,224,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,544,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,824,704 steps. That's about 65,255 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,487,168 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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