August 1st, 1966

August 1st, 1966, fell on a Monday. Day 213 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

53 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since August 1st, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 1st, 1966:

  • University of Texas massacre: Charles Whitman kills 16 people.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Wild Thing - Troggs
  • United Kingdom: Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe

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 August 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:

  • 53 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since August 1st, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 1st, 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 August 1st, 1966:

  • July 11th, 1966: The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • 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 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 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.
  • August 29th, 1966: The Beatles last live performance takes place at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 1966, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1966 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of August:

  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 1st, 1966 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1966 is the 11th of May, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

1st of August

Events that have occurred on the 1st of August:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,668 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,699,315,200 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,982,534,400 times.
  • Since August 1st, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 876,846,643,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,219,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,141,107 steps. That's about 64,952 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,391,782 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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