The 24th of March, 1968, fell on a Sunday. Day 84 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.
51 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since the 24th of March, 1968.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 24th of March, 1968:
61 people are killed when Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashes off the coast of Wexford in Ireland.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of March, 1968:
United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
United Kingdom: The Legend Of Xanadu - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
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 24th of March, 1968.
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.
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.
"Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of March:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of March, 1968.
18,934 days have passed since this date.
1,635,901,200 seconds have passed since the 24th of March, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,908,551,400 times.
Since the 24th of March, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 844,125,019,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,650,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,687,503 steps. That's about 62,528 miles!
Since this date, 19,630,814 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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