July 17th, 1968

July 17th, 1968, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 199 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since July 17th, 1968.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1968:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is July 17th, 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 Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masakela is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Baby Come Back by Equals 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.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Milton the Monster" and "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Twister mat" and "Suzy Homemaker".


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 17th, 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:

  • 52 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since July 17th, 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 17th, 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 July 17th, 1968:

  • August 16th, 1968: Thai singer Suraphol Sombatcharoen is shot dead in Nakhon Pathom.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1968, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 17th, 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.
  • 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 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 17th 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 17th, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 8th of October, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1968 is the 26th of April, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 17th, 1968.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1968.

  • 19,060 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,646,784,000 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,921,248,000 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 849,740,544,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 274,464,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,623,424 steps. That's about 62,944 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,761,408 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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