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February 9th, 1968.

February 9th, 1968, was a Friday. It was day 40 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since February 9th, 1968.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 9th, 1968.

  • United States: Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
  • United Kingdom: Everlasting Love - Love Affair
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Take me back to February 9th, 1968!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 9th, 1968 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Everlasting Love by Love Affair 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 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Batman" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Atom Ant", "Milton the Monster" and "Spider-Man". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Best of the West (action figures) and Lite-Brite.

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 February 9th, 1968.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 53 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since February 9th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 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 February 9th, 1968, will be 53 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1968 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 9th, 1968.

  • 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.
  • February 1st, 1968: Elvis and Priscilla Presley have their first and only child, Lisa Marie.
  • This date: February 9th, 1968
  • February 20th, 1968: The first episode of Columbo is aired.
  • February 27th, 1968: American singer Frankie Lymon dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 25.
  • March 1st, 1968: Elton John releases his debut single "I've Been Loving You".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 9th, 1968, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 9th, 1968 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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.

  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • 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.
  • 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 February 9th, 1968.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1968.

  • Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1968.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

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 check out February 9th, 1974 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 9th of February.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on February 9th, 1968.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 9th, 1968.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 9th, 1968 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of May, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 9th, 1968 is close to the 18th of November, 1968.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 9th, 1968.

  • A total of 19,486 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,783 weeks have passed.
  • 1,683,586,800 seconds have passed since the February 9th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,964,184,600 times.
  • Since February 9th, 1968, the earth has travelled approximately 868,730,788,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 280,597,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 144,788,465 steps. That's about 64,350 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,203,042 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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