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January 2nd, 1968

January 2nd, 1968, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 2 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 9 months and 22 days have passed since January 2nd, 1968.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Cuba Gooding, Jr: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1968:

  • United States: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 1968 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The song Hello Goodbye by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. A romantic-comedy movie called "The Graduate" is being shown in theaters at the moment. It's 1968, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Goldsboro and Marvin Gaye.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "Milton the Monster", "JOT the Dot" and "The New Adventures of Superman". Popular toys include the likes of "Army men", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Major Matt Mason (action figure)" and "Twister mat".


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 January 2nd, 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.

  • 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.

  • Oliver!

    "Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 52 years, 9 months and 22 days have passed since January 2nd, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 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 January 2nd, 1968, will be 52 years of age.
  • People born in 1968 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1968:

  • December 10th, 1967: American singer Otis Redding dies in a plane crash in Monona, Wisconsin.
  • December 17th, 1967: Australian prime minister Harold Holt goes missing while swimming at a beach.
  • January 10th, 1968: John Gorton becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • January 14th, 1968: The Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl II after defeating the Oakland Raiders at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
  • January 15th, 1968: 1968 Belice earthquake: An earthquake kills 231-400 people in Sicily, Italy.
  • January 23rd, 1968: A research ship called the USS Pueblo is captured by North Korea under suspicion of spying.
  • January 30th, 1968: Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins.
  • January 31st, 1968: The US embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam, is attacked by Viet Cong soldiers.
  • February 1st, 1968: The execution of a Viet Cong officer named Nguyen Van Lem is photographed by Eddie Adams. The image makes headlines around the world.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1968, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1968 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1968 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1968.

"Spider-Man" - "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio" - "The Herculoids" - "The Monkees" - "The New Adventures of Superman" - "The King Kong Show" - "Star Trek: The Original Series" - "JOT the Dot" - "Milton the Monster" - "Atom Ant" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1968 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1968:

  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 2nd, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1968 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1968 is the 11th of October, 1968. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1968.

  • 19,290 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,666,656,000 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,944,432,000 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 859,994,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 277,776,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 143,332,416 steps. That's about 63,703 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,999,872 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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