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April 23rd, 1968.

April 23rd, 1968, was a Tuesday. It was day 114 of 1968. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

54 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since April 23rd, 1968.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 23rd, 1968.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On April 23rd, 1968, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • United Kingdom: What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 23rd, 1968.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • Young Girl - The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett
  • Cry Like A Baby - The Box Tops
  • Lady Madonna - The Beatles
  • (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin
Play the top singles from the year 1968.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1968. Take a trip back to the days of The The Beatles, Otis Redding, Cliff Richard, Louis Armstrong and The Rascals.
The Graduate

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Graduate".

Take me back to April 23rd, 1968!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 23rd, 1968, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1968 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Honey by Bobby Goldsboro is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Helen Keller, Robert F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Judy Garland would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Dark Shadows" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Monkees" and "Spider-Man".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Best of the West (action figures) and Lite-Brite.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 23rd, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 54 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since April 23rd, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 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: A person born on April 23rd, 1968 will be 54 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1968 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around April 23rd, 1968.

  • 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.
  • April 20th, 1968: Liberal Party leader Pierre Trudeau becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • This date: April 23rd, 1968
  • May 18th, 1968: FA Cup Final 1968: Jeffrey Astle's late goal helps West Bromwich Albion secure a 1-0 victory over Everton.
  • May 21st, 1968: The Rolling Stones member Brian Jones is arrested for a second time for possession of cannabis.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 23rd, 1968, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 23rd, 1968 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 23rd, 1968.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in April, 1968.

TV shows from April, 1968.

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

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1968.

1968 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 100, the Chevrolet Chevy Malibu, the Volkswagen Type 4, the BMW New Six, the Ford Torino and the AMC Javelin.

Cars in 1968.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on April 23rd, 1968.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1968.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Aquaman
Aquaman

The Herculoids
The Herculoids

Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

The Monkees
The Monkees

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Cool McCool
Cool McCool

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1968.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1968.

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

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 you should check out April 23rd, 1974 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 23rd.

James Buchanan

US President. Deceased
Born on April 23rd, 1791
He was not alive on this date.

Roy Orbison

Singer. Deceased
Born on April 23rd, 1936
He turned 32 on this day in 1968.

Michael Moore

Filmmaker.
Born on April 23rd, 1954
He turned 14 on this day in 1968.

John Cena

Wrestler.
Born on April 23rd, 1977
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Gigi Hadid

Model.
Born on April 23rd, 1995
She was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on April 23rd, 1968.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 23rd, 1968.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 23rd, 1968 was most likely conceived around August 1st, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 23rd, 1968 is close to January 14th, 1969.

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Stats for April 23rd, 1968

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 23rd, 1968.

  • A total of 19,839 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,834 weeks have passed.
  • 1,714,089,600 seconds have passed since the April 23rd, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,999,771,200 times.
  • Since April 23rd, 1968, the Earth has travelled approximately 884,470,233,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 285,681,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 147,411,706 steps. That's about 65,516 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,569,075 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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