October 6th, 1966

October 6th, 1966, fell on a Thursday. It was day 279 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since October 6th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 6th, 1966:

  • LSD is made illegal in the United States.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Niall Quinn: Soccer player.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Cherish - Assocation
  • United Kingdom: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves

Take Me Back!

The date is October 6th, 1966 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Cherish by Assocation is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Distant Drums by Jim Reeves is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and 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. A religious film called "The Bible: In the Beginning..." is currently being shown in movie theaters.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Mighty Hercules", "Hoppity Hooper", "Atom Ant" and "The New Adventures of Superman". Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Easy-Bake Oven", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man" and "Motorific (slot car toys)".


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 October 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:

  • 54 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since October 6th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 6th, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 6th, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 6th, 1966, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 6th, 1966 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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.

  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Space Ghost
  • Cool McCool
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Milton the Monster
  • Atom Ant
  • Thunderbirds
  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
  • 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 October:


US President

Who was the US President on October 6th, 1966?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 6th, 1966?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,774 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,708,477,200 seconds have passed since the October 6th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,993,223,400 times.
  • Since October 6th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 881,574,235,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,746,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,929,039 steps. That's about 65,302 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,501,726 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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