July 1st, 1966

July 1st, 1966, fell on a Friday. It was day 182 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since July 1st, 1966.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 1st, 1966:

  • United States: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Paperback Writer - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is July 1st, 1966 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching.

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.

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. A black-comedy film called "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Hoppity Hooper" and "JOT the Dot". Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Mouse Trap", "Captain Action (action figure)" and "Major Matt Mason (action figure)".


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 July 1st, 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 6 days have passed since July 1st, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 1st, 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 July 1st, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 1st, 1966, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 1st, 1966 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 1st of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on July 1st, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 1st, 1966 was probably conceived around the 21st of September, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 1st, 1966 is the 10th of April, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 1st, 1966.

  • 19,730 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,704,672,000 seconds have passed since the July 1st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,988,784,000 times.
  • Since July 1st, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 879,610,752,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,112,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,601,792 steps. That's about 65,156 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,456,064 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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