March 16th, 1968, fell on a Saturday. It was day 76 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since March 16th, 1968.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 16th, 1968:
The My Lai Massacre occurs in Vietnam.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1968:
United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
United Kingdom: Cinderella Rockefella - Esther & Abi Ofarim
Take Me Back!
The date is March 16th, 1968 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings 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. 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", "Gunsmoke", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Columbo.".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "Atom Ant", "Milton the Monster" and "The Herculoids". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Easy-Bake Oven", "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 March 16th, 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!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
52 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since March 16th, 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 16th, 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 March 16th, 1968:
March 24th, 1968: 61 people are killed when Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashes off the coast of Wexford in Ireland.
March 31st, 1968: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek re-election.
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.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 16th, 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).
Native American Zodiac: March 16th, 1968 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
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.
"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:
Best of the West (action figures)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of March:
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 16th, 1968.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 16th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 7th of June, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 16th, 1968 is the 24th of December, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 16th, 1968.
19,179 days have passed since this date.
1,657,065,600 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,933,243,200 times.
Since March 16th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 855,045,849,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 276,177,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 142,507,642 steps. That's about 63,337 miles!
Since this date, 19,884,787 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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