July 18th, 1966

July 18th, 1966, fell on a Monday. It was day 199 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 11 months and 27 days have passed since July 18th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 18th, 1966:

  • The Hough Riots: A race riot breaks out in Cleveland, Ohio.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 18th, 1966:

  • United States: Hanky Panky - Tommy James & Shondells
  • United Kingdom: Sunny Afternoon - Kinks

Take Me Back!

The date is July 18th, 1966 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Hanky Panky by Tommy James & Shondells is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Sunny Afternoon by Kinks 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.

The 1966 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in England. 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", "Thunderbirds" and "Atom Ant".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Tammy (doll)", "Easy-Bake Oven" and "Motorific (slot car toys)".


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 18th, 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 53 years, 11 months and 27 days have passed since July 18th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 18th, 1966, will be 53 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 18th, 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.
  • July 14th, 1966: Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in Chicago.
  • July 29th, 1966: Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident in New York.
  • July 30th, 1966: England wins 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 18th, 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 18th, 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 18th 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 18th, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 18th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 8th of October, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 18th, 1966 is the 27th of April, 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 July 18th, 1966.

  • 19,720 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,703,808,000 seconds have passed since the July 18th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,987,776,000 times.
  • Since July 18th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 879,164,928,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,968,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,527,488 steps. That's about 65,123 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,445,696 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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