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March 14th, 1968.

March 14th, 1968, was a Thursday. It was day 74 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 4 months and 10 days have passed since March 14th, 1968.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 14th, 1968?

  • The final episode of Batman, starring Adam West, is aired on television.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 14th, 1968.

  • United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • United Kingdom: Cinderella Rockefella - Esther & Abi Ofarim
Play the top hits from 1968.
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The Graduate

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Graduate" was at the top of the box office on March 14th, 1968.

Take me back to March 14th, 1968!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 14th, 1968 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Graduate 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show", "Gilligan's Island", "Dark Shadows" and "Columbo.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "Atom Ant", "Milton the Monster" and "The Monkees".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Army men, Major Matt Mason (action figure), Twister mat and Best of the West (action figures).

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 March 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 53 years, 4 months and 10 days have passed since March 14th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 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 March 14th, 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 March 14th, 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".
  • March 1st, 1968: Johnny Cash and June Carter are married in Franklin, Kentucky.
  • This date: March 14th, 1968
  • March 16th, 1968: The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.
  • March 24th, 1968: 61 people are killed when Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashes off the coast of Wexford in Ireland.
  • March 31st, 1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that he will not be contesting the 1968 United States presidential election.
  • April 3rd, 1968: The sci-fi film "Planet of the Apes" is released.
  • April 4th, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • April 6th, 1968: 41 people are killed in a gas explosion in Richmond, Indiana.
  • April 7th, 1968: British Formula One driver Jim Clark dies in a racing accident in West Germany.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 14th, 1968, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 14th, 1968 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • 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 March 14th, 1968.

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

  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • 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 March 14th, 1974 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Albert Einstein

Scientist. Deceased
Born on March 14th, 1879
He was not alive on this date.

Michael Caine

Actor.
Born on March 14th, 1933
He turned 35 on this day in 1968.

Stephen Curry

NBA player.
Born on March 14th, 1988
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Sasha Grey

Actress.
Born on March 14th, 1988
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 14th, 1968 was most likely conceived around the 5th of June, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 14th, 1968 is close to the 22nd of December, 1968.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 19,490 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,784 weeks have passed.
  • 1,683,936,000 seconds have passed since the March 14th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,964,592,000 times.
  • Since March 14th, 1968, the earth has travelled approximately 868,910,976,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 280,656,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 144,818,496 steps. That's about 64,364 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,207,232 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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