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October 8th, 1967.

October 8th, 1967, was a Sunday. It was day 281 of 1967. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 7 months and 11 days have passed since October 8th, 1967.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 8th, 1967?

  • Che Guevara is captured in Bolivia.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1967.

  • United States: The Letter - The Box Tops
  • United Kingdom: The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck
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Take me back to October 8th, 1967!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 8th, 1967 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song The Letter by The Box Tops is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, The Last Waltz by Engelbert Humperdinck is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment.

It's 1967, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Procol Harum, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Doors, Lulu and The Association. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Danger Man", "Gilligan's Island" and "Batman". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "Hoppity Hooper" and "Spider-Man".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Barrel of Monkeys and Battleship (game).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 8th, 1967.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1967?

    The best NBA players in 1967 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1967?

    In 1967, the best soccer players were Flórián Albert, Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Johnstone, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusébio, Tommy Gemmell, Gerd Müller, George Best and Igor Chislenko.

  • In the Heat of the Night.

    "In the Heat of the Night" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1967.

  • The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up, and Away".

    "Up, Up, and Away" by The 5th Dimension would go on to win a Grammy for 1967's Song of the Year.

  • 1967 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1967 were dominated by The Monkees, The Turtles, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, The Young Rascals, The Association, Lulu, Box Tops, Bobbie Gentry and The Beatles.

  • 1967 in movies.

    Movies released in 1967 included The Graduate, The Jungle Book, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Bonnie and Clyde, The Dirty Dozen, Valley of the Dolls, You Only Live Twice, "To Sir, with Love", Thoroughly Modern Millie, Camelot, Cool Hand Luke and Casino Royale.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson.

    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1967.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 53 years, 7 months and 11 days have passed since October 8th, 1967.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1967.
  • Leap Year: 1967 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 1967, will be 53 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1967 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 1967.

  • September 10th, 1967: Gibraltar votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom.
  • This date: October 8th, 1967
  • October 9th, 1967: Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is executed.
  • October 12th, 1967: Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Boston Red Sox by 4-3 to win the 1967 World Series.
  • October 18th, 1967: Disney releases the animated film "The Jungle Book".
  • October 28th, 1967: Black Panthers founder Huey Newton is charged with the murder of Oakland police officer John Frey.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 1967, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1967 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 1967 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on October 8th, 1967.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1967.

  • Spider-Man
  • Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
  • The Herculoids
  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Space Ghost
  • Cool McCool
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Milton the Monster
  • Atom Ant
  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1967.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1967.

  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Major Matt Mason (action figure)
  • Captain Action (action figure)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of October.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1967.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1967.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 8th, 1967 was most likely conceived around the 29th of December, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 1967 is close to the 17th of July, 1968.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 1967.

  • A total of 19,582 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,797 weeks have passed.
  • 1,691,884,800 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,973,865,600 times.
  • Since October 8th, 1967, the earth has travelled approximately 873,012,556,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 281,980,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,502,093 steps. That's about 64,668 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,302,618 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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