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September 2, 1966

September 2, 1966, was a Friday. It was 57 years, 9 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 2, 1966

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 2, 1966:

  • United States: "Summer In The City" by Lovin' Spoonful
  • United Kingdom: "Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 2, 1966

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • Sunny - Bobby Hebb
  • See You In September - The Happenings
  • Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
  • Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Play the top songs 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.
How to Steal a Million

Top movie at the box office

The movie "How to Steal a Million" was at the top of the box office on September 2, 1966.

Facts

This date was 21,111 days ago. Approximately 704 months have passed. It was the 245th day of 1966, in week 35. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 235 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to September 2, 1966

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, September 2, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In the United States, it is the Friday before Labor Day weekend. Many Americans are planning barbecues and other gatherings. In America, the song "Summer In The City" by Lovin' Spoonful is at the top of the singles charts, while "Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles is the number-one song in the UK.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie How to Steal a Million is at the top of the box office. 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-bottom 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Danger Man", "Where the Action Is", "I Dream of Jeannie", and "Batman".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Gumby Show", "Captain Pugwash", "My Three Sons", and "The Patty Duke Show". Popular toys at the moment include Barbie, Ken (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven, and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 2, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represented 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

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 2, 1966.

  • August 5, 1966: The Beatles release their song "Yellow Submarine".
  • August 6, 1966: 42 people are killed when Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska.
  • August 7, 1966: Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • August 11, 1966: John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark.
  • August 12, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • August 13, 1966: 2,394 are killed by an earthquake in Varto town, Turkey.
  • August 19, 1966: The Beatles are pelted with fruit during a show in Memphis following John Lennon's remarks about them being "more popular than Jesus".
  • August 29, 1966: The Beatles last live performance takes place at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  • This date: September 2, 1966
  • September 6, 1966:
    • South Africa Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is assassinated.
    • A race riot occurs in Atlanta, Georgia, after police shoot and kill an African American man they suspect of being a car thief.
  • September 8, 1966: The first episode of the original Star Trek TV series is aired.
  • September 9, 1966: The United States implements its first mandatory federal safety standards for motor vehicles.
  • September 12, 1966: The American situation comedy series "The Monkees" begins airing on NBC.
  • September 30, 1966: Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 2, 1966, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: September 2, 1966 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1966

Television shows that people were watching in September 1966:

TV shows from September 1966.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Batman
Batman
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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 September 2, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966

Toys and games that were popular 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
Scalextric
Scalextric
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

Were you born on September 2, 1966?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 2, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 2.

Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Soccer manager Deceased
Born on September 2, 1913
He turned 53 on this day in 1966.

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe

American school teacher Deceased
Born on September 2, 1948
She turned 18 on this day in 1966.

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer

British politician
Born on September 2, 1962
He turned 4 on this day in 1966.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Actor
Born on September 2, 1964
He turned 2 on this day in 1966.

Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers

Limp Bizkit
Born on September 2, 1977
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on September 2, 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 September 2, 1966 was most likely conceived around December 10, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 2, 1966 is close to May 26, 1967.

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Stats for September 2, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 2, 1966:

  • 21,111 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,015 weeks have passed.
  • 1,823,990,400 seconds have passed since September 2, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,127,988,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 941,179,046,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,998,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,863,174 steps. That's roughly 69,717 miles.
  • 21,887,885 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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