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July 14th, 1966.

July 14th, 1966, was a Thursday. It was day 195 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since July 14th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 14th, 1966?

  • Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in Chicago.
  • NFL legend Jim Brown announces his retirement.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 14th, 1966.

  • United States: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
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Take me back to July 14th, 1966!

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The date is July 14th, 1966 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Paperback Writer by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks 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. The 1966 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in England.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Where the Action Is" and "Dark Shadows". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Captain Kangaroo", "Heckle and Jeckle" and "The Bugs Bunny Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Mouse Trap, the Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man 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 July 14th, 1966.

  • 1966 FIFA World cup.

    The 1966 FIFA World cup is taking place in England. The host nation go on to win the competition by defeating West Germany 4-2.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • 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?

    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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.

  • The Beatles - "Michelle".

    "Michelle" by The Beatles would go on to win a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

    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" 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 begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace 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.

  • 54 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since July 14th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 14th, 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 July 14th, 1966.

  • June 27th, 1966: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's debut album, Freak Out!, is released.
  • June 30th, 1966: France leaves NATO.
  • July 11th, 1966: The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • This date: July 14th, 1966
  • 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 29th, 1966: Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident in New York.
  • July 30th, 1966: England win the 1966 FIFA World Cup after beating West Germany 4-2.
  • August 1st, 1966: University of Texas massacre: Charles Whitman kills 16 people.
  • August 6th, 1966: 42 people are killed when Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska.
  • August 7th, 1966: Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • August 11th, 1966: John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark.
  • August 12th, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • August 13th, 1966: 2,394 are killed by an earthquake in Varto town, Turkey.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 14th, 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 Gemini.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 14th, 1966 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 14th, 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 14th of July.

  • July 14th, 1913: Gerald Ford (US President) turned 53 on this day in 1966.
  • July 14th, 1988: Conor McGregor (MMA fighter) was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 14th of July.

  • Bastille Day (France)

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on July 14th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 14th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 14th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 4th of October, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 14th, 1966 is close to the 23rd of April, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 14th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,032 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,861 weeks have passed.
  • 1,730,764,800 seconds have passed since the July 14th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,019,225,600 times.
  • Since July 14th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 893,074,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 288,460,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,845,773 steps. That's about 66,154 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,769,178 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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