The 4th of April, 1968, fell on a Thursday. Day 95 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.
51 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since the 4th of April, 1968.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 4th of April, 1968:
Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of April, 1968:
United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
United Kingdom: Lady Madonna - Beatles
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 the 4th of April, 1968.
O. C. Smith - "Little Green Apples"
"Little Green Apples" by O. C. Smith would go on to win a Grammy for 1968's Song of the Year.
The Apollo 8 astronauts.
"The Apollo 8 astronauts" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1968. This was after they became the first humans to successfully leave low Earth orbit.
"Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
1968 in movies.
Movies released in 1968 included 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Girl, The Love Bug, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver!, Coogan's Bluff, Rosemary's Baby, Planet of the Apes, Night of the Living Dead and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
1968 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1968 were dominated by the likes of Paul Mauriat, Otis Redding, Bobby Goldsboro, The Beatles, The Rascals and Herb Alpert.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of April:
4th of April, 1977: 72 people die when Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Georgia.
4th of April, 1989: Partly-free parliamentary elections are announced in Poland, bringing an end to one-party Communist rule.
4th of April, 1993: WrestleMania IX: Bret Hart loses to Yokozuna at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
4th of April, 2011: Long Island serial killer: It is reported that police have discovered 8 sets of remains close to Gilgo in New York.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of April, 1968.
18,919 days have passed since this date.
1,634,605,200 seconds have passed since the 4th of April, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,907,039,400 times.
Since the 4th of April, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 843,456,283,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,434,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,576,047 steps. That's about 62,478 miles!
Since this date, 19,615,262 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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