June 5th, 1968, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 157 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since June 5th, 1968.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 5th, 1968:
American politician Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, California.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 5th, 1968:
United States: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
United Kingdom: Young Girl - Gary Puckett & Union Gap
Take Me Back!
The date is June 5th, 1968 and it's a Wednesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Young Girl by Gary Puckett & Union Gap 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 "Columbo.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "JOT the Dot", "The King Kong Show" and "The New Adventures of Superman". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Captain Action (action figure)", "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 June 5th, 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:
52 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since June 5th, 1968.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 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 June 5th, 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 June 5th, 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 29th, 1968: Football: Manchester United win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 4-1, with 3 goals coming in extra time.
June 3rd, 1968: Artist Andy Warhol is shot and seriously wounded by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas.
June 8th, 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 June 5th, 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: June 5th, 1968 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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 5th of June:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of June:
Constitution Day (Denmark)
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on June 5th, 1968.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 5th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 27th of August, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 5th, 1968 is the 15th of March, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 5th, 1968.
19,033 days have passed since this date.
1,644,451,200 seconds have passed since the June 5th, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,918,526,400 times.
Since June 5th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 848,536,819,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 274,075,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,422,803 steps. That's about 62,855 miles!
Since this date, 19,733,414 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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