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September 12, 1966

September 12, 1966, was a Monday. It was 57 years and 10 months ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on September 12, 1966?

  • The American situation comedy series "The Monkees" begins airing on NBC.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 12, 1966:

  • United States: "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
  • United Kingdom: "Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 12, 1966

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

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

Facts

This date was 21,123 days ago. Approximately 704 months have passed. It was the 255th day of 1966, in week 37. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 235 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 12, 1966

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Monday, September 12, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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 "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes 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", "What's My Line?", "Where the Action Is", and "Batman".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Mighty Hercules", and "JOT the Dot". Popular toys at the moment include G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Barrel of Monkeys, Suzy Homemaker, and Twister mat.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 12, 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 12, 1966.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 12, 1966.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 12, 1966
  • September 30, 1966: Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
  • October 6, 1966: LSD is made illegal in the United States.
  • October 9, 1966: Baseball: The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers by 4-0 to win the 1966 World Series.
  • October 10, 1966: The Beach Boys release their song "Good Vibrations".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 12, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 12, 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 series on September 12, 1966

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 12, 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 12, 1966

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

The Monkees
The Monkees
The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Cool McCool
Cool McCool
Space Ghost
Space Ghost
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
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 12, 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 12, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 12.

Barry White

Barry White

Singer Deceased
Born on September 12, 1944
He turned 22 on this day in 1966.

Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern

Irish Prime Minister
Born on September 12, 1951
He turned 15 on this day in 1966.

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

Actor
Born on September 12, 1951
He turned 15 on this day in 1966.

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

Film composer
Born on September 12, 1957
He turned 9 on this day in 1966.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Actor Deceased
Born on September 12, 1973
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Yao Ming

Yao Ming

Basketball player
Born on September 12, 1980
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Druski

Druski

Internet personality
Born on September 12, 1994
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

RM

RM

BTS member
Born on September 12, 1994
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney

Actress
Born on September 12, 1997
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on September 12, 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 12, 1966 was most likely conceived around December 20, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 12, 1966 is close to June 5, 1967.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 12, 1966:

  • 21,123 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,017 weeks have passed.
  • 1,825,027,200 seconds have passed since September 12, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,129,198,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 941,714,035,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 304,171,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,952,339 steps. That's roughly 69,757 miles.
  • 21,900,326 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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