August 5th, 1966, was a Friday. It was day 217 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
56 years and 12 days have passed since August 5th, 1966.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 5th, 1966?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1966.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was at the top of the Box Office on August 5th, 1966.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 5th, 1966.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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.
A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
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.
The best NBA players in 1966 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.
"Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1966 were dominated by SSgt Barry Sadler, The Beatles, The Supremes, The New Vaudeville Band, Simon & Garfunkel and The Monkees.
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" 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.
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.
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News stories and other events that happened around August 5th, 1966.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 1966.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
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.
Musical variety series.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1966 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 80, the Ford P7, the Nissan Sunny, the 1966 Dodge Charger, the Volvo 140 Series and the BMW 02 Series.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.
JOT the Dot
Milton the Monster
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
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 5th, 1966.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1966.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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