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November 8, 1966

November 8, 1966, was a Tuesday. It was 57 years, 7 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on 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.
Birthdays

Born on November 8, 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 November 8, 1966:

  • United States: "Last Train To Clarksville" by The Monkees
  • United Kingdom: "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Four Tops

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 8, 1966

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
  • 96 Tears - ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians
  • Poor Side Of Town - Johnny Rivers
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  • Dandy - Herman's Hermits
Play the top songs 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.
Hawaii

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Hawaii" was at the top of the box office on November 8, 1966.

Facts

This date was 21,039 days ago. Approximately 701 months have passed. It was the 312th day of 1966, in week 45. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 234 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 8, 1966

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, November 8, 1966. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song "Last Train To Clarksville" by The Monkees 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 Hawaii is at the top of the box office. 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-bottom jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits, and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Batman". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Pugwash", "Top Cat", and "Hoppity Hooper". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Troll doll, Army men, and Captain Action (action figure).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 8, 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?

Notable events that happened close to November 8, 1966.

  • 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.
  • November 1, 1966: NFL: The New Orleans Saints are established.
  • This date: November 8, 1966
  • 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 November 8, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 8, 1966 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1966

The following TV shows were popular in November 1966:

TV shows from November 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

Kids TV shows on November 8, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966

Toys and games that were popular 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
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 November 8, 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 November 8, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 8.

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Author Deceased
Born on November 8, 1847
He was not alive on this date.

Joseph James DeAngelo

Joseph James DeAngelo

Serial killer
Born on November 8, 1945
He turned 21 on this day in 1966.

John Costelloe

John Costelloe

Actor Deceased
Born on November 8, 1961
He turned 5 on this day in 1966.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid

Actress
Born on November 8, 1975
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez

Actress
Born on November 8, 1979
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz

Programmer and Internet hacktivist Deceased
Born on November 8, 1986
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Sophie Kasaei

Sophie Kasaei

TV personality
Born on November 8, 1989
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

SZA

SZA

Singer
Born on November 8, 1989
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on November 8, 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 November 8, 1966 was most likely conceived around February 15, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 8, 1966 is close to August 1, 1967.

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Stats for November 8, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 8, 1966:

  • 21,039 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,005 weeks have passed.
  • 1,817,766,000 seconds have passed since November 8, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,120,727,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 937,967,256,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 302,961,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 156,327,876 steps. That's roughly 69,479 miles.
  • 21,813,192 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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