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August 12th, 1966.

August 12th, 1966, was a Friday. It was day 224 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 12th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 12th, 1966?

  • Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1966.

  • United States: Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • United Kingdom: With A Girl Like You - The Troggs
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The date is August 12th, 1966 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Wild Thing by The Troggs is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, With A Girl Like You by The Troggs 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Dark Shadows". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Mighty Hercules", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long" and "JOT the Dot". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tammy (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Suzy Homemaker.

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 August 12th, 1966.

  • 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?

    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?

    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.

    "A Man for All Seasons" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.

  • The Beatles - "Michelle"

    The Beatles - "Michelle"

    "Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • 1966 in music.

    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.

    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.

    "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 1 days have passed since August 12th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 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 August 12th, 1966.

  • July 14th, 1966: NFL legend Jim Brown announces his retirement.
  • 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 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.
  • This date: August 12th, 1966
  • 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.
  • September 6th, 1966: South Africa Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is assassinated.
  • September 8th, 1966: The first episode of the original Star Trek TV series is aired.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 1966, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1966 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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 August 12th, 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

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1966.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 12th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of August.

  • August 12th, 1988: Tyson Fury (Boxer) was born exactly 22 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1990: Mario Balotelli (Italian soccer player) was born exactly 24 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1992: Cara Delevingne (English model) was born exactly 26 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1999: Matthijs De Ligt (Soccer player) was born exactly 33 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 2001: Dixie D'Amelio (Social media personality) was born exactly 35 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 12th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of November, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1966 is close to the 22nd of May, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,029 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,861 weeks have passed.
  • 1,730,505,600 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,018,923,200 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 892,940,889,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 288,417,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,823,482 steps. That's about 66,144 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,766,067 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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