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January 14th, 1968.

January 14th, 1968, was a Sunday. It was day 14 of 1968. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

54 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since January 14th, 1968.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on January 14th, 1968?

  • The Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl II after defeating the Oakland Raiders at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
Birthdays

Born on January 14th, 1968.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 14th, 1968.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 14th, 1968.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
  • Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred And The Playboys
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Woman, Woman - The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight And The Pips
Play the top hits from 1968.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1968. Take a trip back to the days of The The Beatles, Otis Redding, Cliff Richard, Louis Armstrong and The Rascals.
Valley of the Dolls

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Valley of the Dolls" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to January 14th, 1968!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 14th, 1968, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. 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, and the movie Valley of the Dolls is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Martin Luther King, Helen Keller, Robert F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Steptoe and Son" and "Batman". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "The Monkees" and "Spider-Man".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men, Operation and Battleship (game).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 14th, 1968.

  • The Vietnam War is becoming costly.

    The Vietnam War is becoming costly.

    In 1968, US troop numbers in Vietnam reached their peak. An estimated 536,100 service personnel were now stationed in the country. This was the deadliest and most expensive year for the American military in Vietnam. In 1968 alone, an estimated 16,592 US soldiers lost their lives. By this time, most Americans believed that military involvement in Vietnam was a mistake.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1968?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1968?

    The best NBA players in 1968 were Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Dave Bing and Oscar Robertson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1968?

    Who were the best football players in 1968?

    In 1968, the best soccer players were George Best, Bobby Charlton, Dragan Džajić, Franz Beckenbauer, Giacinto Facchetti, Luigi Riva, Amancio Amaro, Eusébio, Gianni Rivera, Jimmy Greaves and Pirri.

  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

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

  • O. C. Smith - "Little Green Apples"

    O. C. Smith - "Little Green Apples"

    "Little Green Apples" by O. C. Smith won a Grammy for 1968's Song of the Year.

  • 1968 in music.

    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.

  • 1968 in movies.

    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.

  • The Apollo 8 astronauts.

    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.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

  • 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.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

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

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.

  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker.

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 54 years, 5 months and 13 days have passed since January 14th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 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 14th, 1968, will be 54 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1968 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 14th, 1968.

  • December 15th, 1967: The Beatles release their song "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)".
  • December 17th, 1967: Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt goes missing while swimming at Cheviot Beach.
  • December 19th, 1967: Country Party leader John McEwen becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • January 10th, 1968: John Gorton becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • This date: January 14th, 1968
  • 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.
  • January 31st, 1968: The Jackson 5 release their debut single "Big Boy".
  • 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.
  • February 1st, 1968: Elvis and Priscilla Presley have their first and only child, Lisa Marie.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 14th, 1968, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 14th, 1968 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 14th, 1968.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1968.

TV shows from January, 1968.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1968.

1968 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 100, the Chevrolet Chevy Malibu, the Volkswagen Type 4, the BMW New Six, the Ford Torino and the AMC Javelin.

Cars in 1968.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 14th, 1968.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1968.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Aquaman
Aquaman

The Herculoids
The Herculoids

Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

The Monkees
The Monkees

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Cool McCool
Cool McCool

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1968.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1968.

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1968.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 14th, 1974 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 14th.

Dave Grohl

Singer.
Born on January 14th, 1969
He was born exactly one year after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 14th, 1968.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 14th, 1968.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 14th, 1968 was most likely conceived around April 23rd, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 14th, 1968 is close to October 6th, 1968.

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Stats for January 14th, 1968

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 14th, 1968.

  • A total of 19,889 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,841 weeks have passed.
  • 1,718,406,000 seconds have passed since the January 14th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,004,807,000 times.
  • Since January 14th, 1968, the Earth has travelled approximately 886,697,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 286,401,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 147,782,916 steps. That's about 65,681 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,620,872 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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