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October 12th, 1966.

October 12th, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was day 285 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since October 12th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1966.

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

Take me back to October 12th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 12th, 1966 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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.

American rock band The Beach Boys have just released their new single "Good Vibrations". A film called "Hawaii", starring Julie Andrews, is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Gilligan's Island" and "Batman".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Gumby Show", "My Three Sons", "JOT the Dot" and "Cool McCool". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Ken (doll), Mouse Trap, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 12th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 54 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since October 12th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 12th, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 1966.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 1966, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 12th, 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.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on October 12th, 1966.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of October.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 12th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of January, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1966 is close to the 22nd of July, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1966.

  • A total of 19,933 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,847 weeks have passed.
  • 1,722,211,200 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,009,246,400 times.
  • Since October 12th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 888,660,979,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 287,035,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,110,163 steps. That's about 65,827 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,666,534 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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