6th of August, 1966

The 6th of August, 1966, fell on a Saturday. Day 218 of 1966. Decade: 1960s.

53 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since the 6th of August, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 6th of August, 1966:

  • 42 people are killed when Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 6th of August, 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 the 6th of August, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 53 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since the 6th of August, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 6th of August, 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 the 6th of August, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 6th of August, 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: The 6th of August, 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 6th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 6th of August, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 6th of August, 1966 was probably conceived around the 27th of October, 1965. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 6th of August, 1966 is the 16th of May, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

6th of August

Events that have occurred on the 6th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 6th of August, 1966.

  • 19,561 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,690,074,000 seconds have passed since the 6th of August, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,971,753,000 times.
  • Since the 6th of August, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 872,078,184,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 281,679,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,346,364 steps. That's about 64,598 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,280,888 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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