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September 8, 1966

September 8, 1966, was a Thursday. It was 57 years, 10 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on September 8, 1966?

  • The first episode of the original Star Trek TV series is aired.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 8, 1966:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 8, 1966

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

  • Sunshine Superman - Donovan
  • Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • See You In September - The Happenings
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
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 8, 1966.

Facts

This date was 21,127 days ago. Approximately 704 months have passed. It was the 251st day of 1966, in week 36. 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 8, 1966

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, September 8, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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, Labor Day of 1966 has recently come and passed. To many, this means that the summer is officially over. In America, the song "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Batman". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "Underdog", and "Star Trek: The Original Series".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Barrel of Monkeys, Captain Action (action figure), and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 8, 1966.

  • Star Trek makes its debut.

    Star Trek makes its debut

    In September 1966, a new sci-fi TV series called "Star Trek" premiered on NBC. The show followed the adventures of the USS Enterprise and its crew. Actor William Shatner portrayed Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy took on the role of Spock.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 8, 1966.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 8, 1966.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 8, 1966
  • 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.
  • October 6, 1966: LSD is made illegal in the United States.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 8, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 8, 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

The following TV shows were popular 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 8, 1966

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

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series
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
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 8, 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 8, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 8.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

US politician
Born on September 8, 1941
He turned 25 on this day in 1966.

Gary Speed

Gary Speed

Soccer manager Deceased
Born on September 8, 1969
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

P!nk

P!nk

Singer
Born on September 8, 1979
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Vanessa Baden

Vanessa Baden

Actress
Born on September 8, 1985
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Rapper
Born on September 8, 1987
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Avicii

Avicii

DJ Deceased
Born on September 8, 1989
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Cameron Dallas

Cameron Dallas

Internet personality
Born on September 8, 1994
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes

Soccer player
Born on September 8, 1994
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo

Actor
Born on September 8, 2002
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on September 8, 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 8, 1966 was most likely conceived around December 16, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 8, 1966 is close to June 1, 1967.

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Stats for September 8, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 8, 1966:

  • 21,127 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,018 weeks have passed.
  • 1,825,372,800 seconds have passed since September 8, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,129,601,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 941,892,364,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 304,228,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,982,061 steps. That's roughly 69,770 miles.
  • 21,904,474 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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