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September 30, 1966

September 30, 1966, was a Friday. It was 57 years, 9 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on September 30, 1966:

  • Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Song charts

Popular songs

On September 30, 1966, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Cherish" by The Assocation
  • United Kingdom: "Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves

The music charts on September 30, 1966

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Cherish - The Association
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • Sunshine Superman - Donovan
  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
  • Bus Stop - The Hollies
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.
Doctor Zhivago

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Doctor Zhivago".

Facts

This date was 21,105 days ago. Approximately 704 months have passed. It was the 273rd day of 1966, in week 39. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 235 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 30, 1966

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Friday, September 30, 1966. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. 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. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Cherish" by The Assocation is at the top of the singles charts, while "Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves is the number-one song in the UK.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Doctor Zhivago 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. A religious film called "The Bible: In the Beginning..." is currently being shown in movie theaters. 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 "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Steptoe and Son", and "Where the Action Is". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Mighty Hercules", and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long". Popular toys at the moment include Mouse Trap, Army men, Barrel of Monkeys, and Operation.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 30, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 30, 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.
  • This date: September 30, 1966
  • 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".
  • October 21, 1966: The Aberfan disaster occurs in Wales when a colliery spoil tip collapses, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
  • October 22, 1966: Bobby Seale and Huey Newton form the Black Panthers Party in Oakland, California.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 30, 1966, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 30, 1966 falls under the Raven.
  • 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

In September 1966, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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 30, 1966

If you were a kid on September 30, 1966, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 30, 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 30, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 30.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Author Deceased
Born on September 30, 1924
He turned 42 on this day in 1966.

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

Singer
Born on September 30, 1935
He turned 31 on this day in 1966.

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan

Musician Deceased
Born on September 30, 1947
He turned 19 on this day in 1966.

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh

Fashion designer Deceased
Born on September 30, 1980
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Kieran Culkin

Kieran Culkin

Actor
Born on September 30, 1982
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

T Pain

T Pain

Rapper
Born on September 30, 1985
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud

Soccer player
Born on September 30, 1986
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler

American dancer
Born on September 30, 2002
She was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey

Actress
Born on September 30, 2003
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on September 30, 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 30, 1966 was most likely conceived around January 7, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30, 1966 is close to June 23, 1967.

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Stats for September 30, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 30, 1966:

  • 21,105 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,015 weeks have passed.
  • 1,823,472,000 seconds have passed since September 30, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,127,384,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 940,911,552,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,912,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,818,592 steps. That's roughly 69,697 miles.
  • 21,881,664 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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