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June 27th, 1966.

June 27th, 1966, was a Monday. It was day 178 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years and 26 days have passed since June 27th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on June 27th, 1966?

  • Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's debut album, Freak Out!, is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 27th, 1966.

  • United States: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
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.
The Sound of Music

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on June 27th, 1966.

Take me back to June 27th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 27th, 1966 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song Paperback Writer by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Sound of Music 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. A black-comedy film called "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is currently being shown in movie theaters.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Hullabaloo" and "Where the Action Is". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Gumby Show" and "Thunderbirds". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Ken (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Army men and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

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 27th, 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 and 26 days have passed since June 27th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 27th, 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 June 27th, 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.
  • This date: June 27th, 1966
  • June 30th, 1966: France leaves NATO in protest of "US hegemony" in Europe.
  • July 11th, 1966: The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • July 12th, 1966: The 1966 Chicago West Side riots begin after two police officers attempt to arrest a man that was wanted for armed robbery.
  • July 14th, 1966: NFL legend Jim Brown announces his retirement.
  • July 14th, 1966: Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in Chicago.
  • July 18th, 1966: The Hough Riots: A race riot breaks out in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • July 19th, 1966: Singer Frank Sinatra and actress Mia Farrow are married.
  • July 19th, 1966: Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes declares a state of emergency in response to race riots in the African-American community of Hough, Cleveland.

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 27th, 1966, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually .
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 27th, 1966 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • 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.

  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on June 27th, 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 June 27th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 27th.

Helen Keller

Author / Activist. Deceased
Born on June 27th, 1880
She turned 86 on this day in 1966.

Drake Bell

Actor.
Born on June 27th, 1986
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on June 27th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 27th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 27th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,115 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,873 weeks have passed.
  • 1,737,936,000 seconds have passed since the June 27th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,027,592,000 times.
  • Since June 27th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 896,774,976,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 289,656,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 149,462,496 steps. That's about 66,428 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,855,232 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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