September 6th, 1966

September 6th, 1966, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 249 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since September 6th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 6th, 1966:

  • South Africa Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is assassinated.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 6th, 1966:

  • United States: Sunshine Superman - Donovan
  • United Kingdom: Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is September 6th, 1966 and it's a Tuesday. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. In America, the song Sunshine Superman by Donovan is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long" and "Atom Ant". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Mouse Trap", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Captain Action (action figure)" and "Major Matt Mason (action figure)".


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 September 6th, 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:

  • 53 years, 11 months and 4 days have passed since September 6th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 6th, 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 September 6th, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 6th, 1966, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 6th, 1966 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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 September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 6th, 1966.

  • 19,697 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,701,820,800 seconds have passed since the September 6th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,985,457,600 times.
  • Since September 6th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 878,139,532,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,636,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,356,589 steps. That's about 65,047 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,421,850 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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