March 31st, 1968

March 31st, 1968, fell on a Sunday. It was day 91 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 4 months and 10 days have passed since March 31st, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 31st, 1968:

  • U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek re-election.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 31st, 1968:

  • United States: The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • United Kingdom: Lady Madonna - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is March 31st, 1968 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Lady Madonna by The Beatles 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", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Milton the Monster", "JOT the Dot" and "The King Kong Show".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Major Matt Mason (action figure)" and "Best of the West (action figures)".


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 31st, 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, 4 months and 10 days have passed since March 31st, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 13 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 31st, 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 31st, 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.
  • 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 31st, 1968, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 31st, 1968 falls under the Falcon.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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 31st of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 31st, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 31st, 1968 was probably conceived around the 22nd of June, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 31st, 1968 is the 8th of January, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 31st, 1968.

  • 19,125 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,652,400,000 seconds have passed since the March 31st, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,927,800,000 times.
  • Since March 31st, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 852,638,400,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 275,400,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 142,106,400 steps. That's about 63,158 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,828,800 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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