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August 20th, 1966.

August 20th, 1966, was a Saturday. It was day 232 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

56 years, 3 months and 19 days have passed since August 20th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 20th, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 20th, 1966.

  • United States: Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • United Kingdom: With A Girl Like You - The Troggs

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 20th, 1966.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • Sunny - Bobby Hebb
  • Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
  • Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
Play the top hits from 1966.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1966. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Supremes.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

Take me back to August 20th, 1966!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 20th, 1966, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1966 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful 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 the movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Walt Disney, Jayne Mansfield, Che Guevara and Otis Redding would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Mighty Hercules", "Thunderbirds" and "Atom Ant". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Ken (doll), Motorific (slot car toys) and Twister mat.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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 20th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    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.

  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker.

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.

  • The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    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.

  • 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 is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 56 years, 3 months and 19 days have passed since August 20th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 20th, 1966 will be 56 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 20th, 1966.

  • July 25th, 1966: The Supremes release their single "You Can't Hurry Love".
  • 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 shoots 16 people dead.
  • August 5th, 1966: The Beatles release their song "Yellow Submarine".
  • 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 19th, 1966: The Beatles are pelted with fruit during a show in Memphis following John Lennon's remarks about them being "more popular than Jesus".
  • This date: August 20th, 1966
  • 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 6th, 1966: A race riot occurs in Atlanta, Georgia, after police shoot and kill an African American man they suspect of being a car thief.
  • September 8th, 1966: The first episode of the original Star Trek TV series is aired.
  • September 9th, 1966: The United States implements its first mandatory federal safety standards for motor vehicles.
  • September 12th, 1966: The American situation comedy series "The Monkees" begins airing on NBC.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 20th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 20th, 1966 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 20th, 1966.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 1966.

TV shows from August, 1966.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Musical variety series.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1966.

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.

Cars in 1966.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 20th, 1966.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

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 you should check out August 20th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 20th.

Ron Paul

US politician.
Born on August 20th, 1935
He turned 31 on this day in 1966.

Slobodan Milošević

Yugoslav and Serbian politician. Deceased
Born on August 20th, 1941
He turned 25 on this day in 1966.

Robert Plant

Musician.
Born on August 20th, 1948
He turned 18 on this day in 1966.

Phil Lynott

Irish musician. Deceased
Born on August 20th, 1949
He turned 17 on this day in 1966.

Fred Durst

Singer.
Born on August 20th, 1970
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Demi Lovato

Singer.
Born on August 20th, 1992
She was born exactly 26 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 20th, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 20th, 1966 was most likely conceived around November 27th, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 20th, 1966 is close to May 13th, 1967.

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Stats for August 20th, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 20th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,564 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,937 weeks have passed.
  • 1,776,733,200 seconds have passed since the August 20th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,072,855,400 times.
  • Since August 20th, 1966, the Earth has travelled approximately 916,794,331,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 296,122,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,799,055 steps. That's about 67,911 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,320,798 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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