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October 9th, 1966.

October 9th, 1966, was a Sunday. It was day 282 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

55 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since October 9th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on October 9th, 1966?

  • Baseball: The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers by 4-0 to win the 1966 World Series.
Birthdays

Born on October 9th, 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 9th, 1966.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 9th, 1966.

These were the top five songs from 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 singles from the year 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 9th, 1966.

Take me back to October 9th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 9th, 1966, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 The 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 the movie Doctor Zhivago is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister.

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-bottomed 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, Che Guevara and Otis Redding would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Where the Action Is" and "Batman". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "Hoppity Hooper", "Cool McCool" and "The New Adventures of Superman".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Mouse Trap, Operation, Major Matt Mason (action figure) and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 9th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started 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 in 1966?

    Who were the best football players in 1966?

    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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represents 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.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 55 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since October 9th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on October 9th, 1966 will be 55 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around October 9th, 1966.

  • September 9th, 1966: The United States implements its first mandatory federal safety standards for motor vehicles.
  • September 12th, 1966: The American situation comedy series "The Monkees" begins airing on NBC.
  • September 30th, 1966: Albert Speer is released from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
  • October 6th, 1966: LSD is made illegal in the United States.
  • This date: October 9th, 1966
  • October 10th, 1966: The Beach Boys release their song "Good Vibrations".
  • October 21st, 1966: The Aberfan disaster occurs in Wales when a colliery spoil tip collapses, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
  • October 22nd, 1966: Bobby Seale and Huey Newton form the Black Panthers Party in Oakland, California.
  • November 1st, 1966: NFL: The New Orleans Saints are established.
  • November 8th, 1966: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs an anti-trust exemption which allows the NFL and the AFL to merge together.
  • November 8th, 1966: Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan defeats Pat Brown to become the next Governor of California.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 9th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 9th, 1966 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 9th, 1966.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 1966.

TV shows from October, 1966.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

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

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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 9th, 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

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

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

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 9th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 9th.

John Lennon

Singer. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1940
He turned 26 on this day in 1966.

Sharon Osbourne

Television personality.
Born on October 9th, 1952
She turned 14 on this day in 1966.

Eddie Guerrero

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1967
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Yaki Kadafi

Rapper. Deceased
Born on October 9th, 1977
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Tyler James Williams

Actor.
Born on October 9th, 1992
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

George Kittle

NFL player.
Born on October 9th, 1993
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 9th, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 9th, 1966.

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 9th, 1966 was most likely conceived around January 16th, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 9th, 1966 is close to July 2nd, 1967.

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Stats for October 9th, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 9th, 1966.

  • A total of 20,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,921 weeks have passed.
  • 1,767,052,800 seconds have passed since the October 9th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,061,561,600 times.
  • Since October 9th, 1966, the Earth has travelled approximately 911,799,244,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 294,508,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 151,966,541 steps. That's about 67,541 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,204,634 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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