16th of March, 1968

The 16th of March, 1968, fell on a Saturday. Day 76 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

52 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of March, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of March, 1968:

  • The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of March, 1968:

  • United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • United Kingdom: Cinderella Rockefella - Esther & Abi Ofarim

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 the 16th of March, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 52 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of March, 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 the 16th of March, 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 the 16th of March, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of March, 1968, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of March, 1968 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

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

  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

1968 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "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 16th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 16th of March, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of March, 1968 was probably conceived around the 7th of June, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of March, 1968 is the 24th of December, 1968. (Rough Estimate).

16th of March

Events that have occurred on the 16th of March:

  • 16th of March, 1965: Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 16th of March, 1966: The first Vans shoe store is opened in California.
  • 16th of March, 1970: Motown singer Tammi Terrell passes away after battling cancer.
  • 16th of March, 1985: Reporter Terry Anderson is taken hostage by Shiite Hezbollah militants in Beirut. He is not released until 1991
  • 16th of March, 1988: Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 16th of March, 1988: The Milltown Cemetery attack occurs when loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone launches a gun and grenade attack on mourners at an IRA funeral.
  • 16th of March, 1979: The Sino-Vietnamese War between China and Vietnam comes to an end.
  • 16th of March, 1995: Rapper Eazy-E announces that he has AIDS.
  • 16th of March, 2010: Serbian singer Ksenija Pajcin is murdered by her boyfriend in Belgrade.
  • 16th of March, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of March, 1968.

  • 19,009 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,642,377,600 seconds have passed since the 16th of March, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,916,107,200 times.
  • Since the 16th of March, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 847,466,841,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,729,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,244,474 steps. That's about 62,775 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,708,531 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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