October 9th, 1966, was a Sunday. It was Day 282 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
56 years, 7 months, and 27 days have passed since October 9th, 1966.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
What happened on October 9th, 1966?
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 9th, 1966.
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The movie "Doctor Zhivago" was at the top of the box office on 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. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.
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. There is also a fresh, earthy scent in the air. In America, the song Cherish by The Assocation is at the top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Distant Drums by Jim Reeves is the number-one hit song. 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.
On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Steptoe and Son", and "Gilligan's Island". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Top Cat", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", and "Thunderbirds".
Children are playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Motorific (slot car toys), and Operation.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 9th, 1966.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
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.
A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
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.
The best NBA players in 1966 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.
"Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1966 were dominated by SSgt Barry Sadler, The Beatles, The Supremes, The New Vaudeville Band, Simon & Garfunkel and The Monkees.
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" was named Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represented the "baby boomer" demographic cohort, which was born after World War II.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in October 1966.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
Live action television series starring Adam West.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
Milton the Monster
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
The Mighty Hercules
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
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 9th, 1972, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 9th.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 9th, 1966.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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