29th of May, 1968

The 29th of May, 1968, fell on a Wednesday. Day 150 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

51 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since the 29th of May, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 29th of May, 1968:

  • Football: Manchester United win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 4-1, with 3 goals coming in extra time.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 29th of May, 1968:

  • United States: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • United Kingdom: Young Girl - Gary Puckett & Union Gap

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 29th of May, 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:

  • 51 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since the 29th of May, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 29th of May, 1968, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1968 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 29th of May, 1968:

  • 18th of May, 1968: FA Cup Final 1968: Jeffrey Astle's late goal helps West Bromwich Albion secure a 1-0 victory over Everton.
  • 1st of June, 1968: Helen Keller passes away.
  • 3rd of June, 1968: Artist Andy Warhol is shot and seriously wounded by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas.
  • 5th of June, 1968: American politician Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, California.
  • 8th of June, 1968: James Earl Ray is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 29th of May, 1968, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 29th of May, 1968 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 29th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of May:

  • Democracy Day (Nigeria)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 29th of May, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 29th of May, 1968 was probably conceived around the 20th of August, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 29th of May, 1968 is the 8th of March, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

29th of May

Events that have occurred on the 29th of May:

  • 29th of May, 1985: The Heysel Stadium disaster occurs when 38 fans are killed in riots during a European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus
  • 29th of May, 1985: Football: Juventus win the European Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0.
  • 29th of May, 1982: The single "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor.
  • 29th of May, 1991: Football: Serbian side Red Star Belgrade win the European Cup after defeating Marseille on penalties.
  • 29th of May, 1992: Sister Act (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • 29th of May, 1998: Orlando Anderson (the prime suspect behind rapper Tupac Shakur's murder) is killed following a gang-related shootout.
  • 29th of May, 2017: Former Panama ruler Manuel Noriega passes away.
  • 29th of May, 2018: ABC cancel the show "Roseanne" after lead actress Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett.
  • 29th of May, 2020: The game "The Last of Us Part II" is released.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 29th of May, 1968.

  • 18,991 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,640,822,400 seconds have passed since the 29th of May, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,914,292,800 times.
  • Since the 29th of May, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 846,664,358,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,470,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,110,726 steps. That's about 62,716 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,689,869 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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