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October 8, 1966

October 8, 1966, was a Saturday. It was 57 years, 8 months, and 8 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 8, 1966

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

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

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 8, 1966

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

  • Cherish - The Association
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  • 96 Tears - ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians
  • Black Is Black - Los Bravos
  • Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations
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 at the box office

The movie "Doctor Zhivago" was at the top of the box office on October 8, 1966.

Facts

This date was 21,071 days ago. Approximately 702 months have passed. It was the 281st day of 1966, in week 40. 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 234 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 8, 1966

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, October 8, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. 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 "What's My Line?", "Bonanza", "Steptoe and Son", and "Batman". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Hoppity Hooper", and "The Monkees". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Captain Action (action figure), and Twister mat.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

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

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 8, 1966.

  • 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.
  • September 30, 1966: Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
  • October 6, 1966: LSD is made illegal in the United States.
  • This date: October 8, 1966
  • 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.
  • November 1, 1966: NFL: The New Orleans Saints are established.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8, 1966 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1966

The following TV shows were popular in October 1966:

TV shows from October 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 October 8, 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 October 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 October 8, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Activist
Born on October 8, 1941
He turned 25 on this day in 1966.

R. L. Stine

R. L. Stine

Author
Born on October 8, 1943
He turned 23 on this day in 1966.

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Actor
Born on October 8, 1943
He turned 23 on this day in 1966.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Actress
Born on October 8, 1949
She turned 17 on this day in 1966.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Actor
Born on October 8, 1970
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Actor
Born on October 8, 1980
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Singer
Born on October 8, 1985
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones

Actor
Born on October 8, 1993
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin

Hungarian model
Born on October 8, 1993
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Actress
Born on October 8, 1997
She was born exactly 31 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 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 October 8, 1966 was most likely conceived around January 15, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8, 1966 is close to July 1, 1967.

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Stats for October 8, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 8, 1966:

  • 21,071 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,010 weeks have passed.
  • 1,820,534,400 seconds have passed since October 8, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,123,956,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 939,395,750,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,422,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,565,958 steps. That's roughly 69,585 miles.
  • 21,846,413 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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