8th of June, 1968

The 8th of June, 1968, fell on a Saturday. Day 160 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of June, 1968:

  • James Earl Ray is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of June, 1968:

  • United States: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • United Kingdom: Young Girl - Gary Puckett & Union Gap

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 8th of June, 1968.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of June:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since the 8th of June, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1968.
  • Leap Year: 1968 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of June, 1968, will be 51 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of June, 1968:

  • 1st of June, 1968: Helen Keller passes away.
  • 3rd of June, 1968: Artist Andy Warhol is shot and seriously wounded by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas.
  • 5th of June, 1968: American politician Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, California.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of June, 1968, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of June, 1968 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 8th of June, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of June, 1968 was probably conceived around the 30th of August, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of June, 1968 is the 18th of March, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

8th of June

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of June, 1968.

  • 18,785 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,623,027,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of June, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,893,532,200 times.
  • Since the 8th of June, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 837,482,241,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 270,504,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,580,374 steps. That's about 62,036 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,476,331 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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