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October 31, 1966 Halloween

October 31, 1966, was a Monday. It was 57 years, 5 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Birthdays

Born on October 31, 1966

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 31, 1966, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "96 Tears" by Question Mark & The Mysterians
  • United Kingdom: "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Four Tops

The music charts on October 31, 1966

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • 96 Tears - ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians
  • Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  • Poor Side Of Town - Johnny Rivers
  • Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Doctor Zhivago".

Facts

Halloween 1966 occurred 20,986 days ago. Approximately 700 months have passed. It was the 304th day of 1966, in week 44. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on October 31, 1966, are now 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 233 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 31, 1966

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

The date is October 31, 1966, and it's a Monday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and adults are watching horror movies.

In America, the song "96 Tears" by Question Mark & The Mysterians is at the top of the singles charts, while "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Four Tops 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.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Danger Man", "Steptoe and Son", "I Dream of Jeannie", and "Batman". 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 film called "Hawaii", starring Julie Andrews, 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 "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Thunderbirds", and "The King Kong Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Ken (doll), Mouse Trap, Motorific (slot car toys), and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 31, 1966.

  • 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 31, 1966.

  • October 6, 1966: LSD is made illegal in the United States.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 31, 1966
  • November 1, 1966: NFL: The New Orleans Saints are established.
  • November 8, 1966:
    • US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs an anti-trust exemption which allows the NFL and the AFL to merge together.
    • Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan defeats Pat Brown to become the next Governor of California.
  • November 9, 1966: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono.
  • November 12, 1966: The Monkees release their song "I'm a Believer".
  • November 15, 1966: A sighting of "the Mothman" occurs in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31, 1966, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31, 1966 falls under the Snake.
  • 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

Television shows in October 1966

In October 1966, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1966

If you were a kid on October 31, 1966, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

Toys in 1966

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 31, 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 31, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 31.

John Candy

John Candy

Actor Deceased
Born on October 31, 1950
He turned 16 on this day in 1966.

Larry Mullen Jr

Larry Mullen Jr

U2
Born on October 31, 1961
He turned 5 on this day in 1966.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Actor
Born on October 31, 1963
He turned 3 on this day in 1966.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Rapper
Born on October 31, 1967
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala

Argentine soccer player Deceased
Born on October 31, 1990
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Letitia Wright

Letitia Wright

Actress
Born on October 31, 1993
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Soccer player
Born on October 31, 1997
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith

Singer
Born on October 31, 2000
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 31:

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 31, 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 31, 1966 was most likely conceived around February 7, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31, 1966 is close to July 24, 1967.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 31, 1966:

  • 20,986 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,998 weeks have passed.
  • 1,813,186,800 seconds have passed since October 31, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,115,384,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 935,604,388,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 302,197,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 155,934,065 steps. That's roughly 69,304 miles.
  • 21,758,242 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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