July 18th, 1968

July 18th, 1968, fell on a Thursday. Day 200 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

51 years, 10 months and 18 days have passed since July 18th, 1968.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 18th, 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 18th, 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 18 days have passed since July 18th, 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 18th, 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 July 18th, 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 18th, 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 18th, 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 18th 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 18th, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 18th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 9th of October, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 18th, 1968 is the 27th of April, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

18th of July

Events that have occurred on the 18th of July:

  • July 18th, 1966: The Hough Riots: A race riot breaks out in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • July 18th, 1984: James Oliver Huberty shoots up a McDonalds restaurant in San Diego, killing 21 people.
  • July 18th, 1989: Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is gunned down by a stalker outside of her home in California.
  • July 18th, 2001: A freight train derails in a tunnel under Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The resulting chemical fire rages on for six days
  • July 18th, 2001: Jurassic Park III (2001) is released.
  • July 18th, 2019: 35 people are killed by an arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio building in Kyoto, Japan.
  • July 18th, 1986: The film Aliens (1986) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 18th, 1987: The best-selling soundtrack album "Dirty Dancing" is released.
  • July 18th, 1990: The film Arachnophobia (1990) is released.
  • July 18th, 1992: Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown are married.
  • July 18th, 2003: The movie Bad Boys II (2003) is released.
  • July 18th, 2003: NBA star Kobe Bryant is formally charged with sexual assault.
  • July 18th, 2006: Justin Timberlake releases his single "SexyBack".
  • July 18th, 2008: The Dark Knight (2008) is released in cinemas.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 18th, 1968.

  • 18,950 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,637,280,000 seconds have passed since the July 18th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,910,160,000 times.
  • Since July 18th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 844,836,480,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,880,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,806,080 steps. That's about 62,580 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,647,360 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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