July 15th, 1968

July 15th, 1968, fell on a Monday. Day 197 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

51 years, 10 months and 20 days have passed since July 15th, 1968.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Eddie Griffin: Actor / Comedian.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1968:

  • United States: Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masakela
  • United Kingdom: Baby Come Back - Equals

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 July 15th, 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, 10 months and 20 days have passed since July 15th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 July 15th, 1968, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1968 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 15th, 1968, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 15th, 1968 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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 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 15th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on July 15th, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 15th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 6th of October, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 1968 is the 24th of April, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

15th of July

Events that have occurred on the 15th of July:

  • July 15th, 1974: News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • July 15th, 1994: The Rwandan Genocide ends.
  • July 15th, 1994: The movie True Lies (1994) is released.
  • July 15th, 1997: Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead by Andrew Cunanan.
  • July 15th, 1959: The "Steel strike of 1959" begins in the United States.
  • July 15th, 1988: The movie Die Hard (1988) is released.
  • July 15th, 1991: Right Said Fred releases his song "I'm Too Sexy".
  • July 15th, 1996: The first episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • July 15th, 2000: The last episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • July 15th, 2004: I, Robot (2004), starring Will Smith, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2005: The movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), starring Johnny Depp, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2005: The comedy movie Wedding Crashers (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • July 15th, 2006: Ashley Cole and Cheryl Tweedy are married.
  • July 15th, 2008: Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee is reported missing.
  • July 15th, 2009: The movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) is released.
  • July 15th, 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) is released.
  • July 15th, 2012: The song "Gangnam Style" is released.
  • July 15th, 2015: Love Island: Jess Hayes and Max Morley are crowned as winners.
  • July 15th, 2015: Hackers announce that they have stolen data from extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison.
  • July 15th, 2016: The movie Ghostbusters (a reboot of the original) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2016: The first season of Stranger Things is released on Netflix.
  • July 15th, 2016: Donald Trump announces Mike Pence as his running mate.
  • July 15th, 2018: The final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup takes places.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 1968.

  • 18,952 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,637,452,800 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,910,361,600 times.
  • Since July 15th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 844,925,644,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,908,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,820,941 steps. That's about 62,587 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,649,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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