October 21st, 1966

October 21st, 1966, fell on a Friday. It was day 294 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since October 21st, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 21st, 1966:

  • The Aberfan disaster occurs in Wales when a colliery spoil tip collapses, killing 116 children and 28 adults.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 21st, 1966:

  • United States: Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  • United Kingdom: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves

Take Me Back!

The date is October 21st, 1966 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

In America, the song Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops 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.

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 film called "Hawaii", starring Julie Andrews, is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Hoppity Hooper", "Underdog" and "Thunderbirds". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Army men" and "Major Matt Mason (action figure)".


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 21st, 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:

  • 53 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since October 21st, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 21st, 1966, will be 53 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 21st, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 21st, 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 21st, 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.

  • 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 21st of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 21st, 1966.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 21st, 1966 was probably conceived around the 11th of January, 1966. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 21st, 1966 is the 31st of July, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 21st, 1966.

  • 19,655 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,698,192,000 seconds have passed since the October 21st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,981,224,000 times.
  • Since October 21st, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 876,267,072,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 283,032,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,044,512 steps. That's about 64,909 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,378,304 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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