The 16th of August, 1968, fell on a Friday. Day 229 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of August, 1968:
United States: People Got To Be Free - Rascals
United Kingdom: Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown
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 16th of August, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of August, 1968.
18,721 days have passed since this date.
1,617,498,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,887,081,000 times.
Since the 16th of August, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 834,628,968,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,583,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,104,828 steps. That's about 61,824 miles!
Since this date, 19,409,976 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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