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July 30, 1968

July 30, 1968, was a Tuesday. It was 55 years, 10 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on July 30, 1968

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On July 30, 1968, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Hello I Love You" by The Doors
  • United Kingdom: "Mony Mony" by Tommy James & Shondells

The music charts on July 30, 1968

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
  • Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett And The Union Gap
  • Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
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The Odd Couple

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Odd Couple".

Facts

This date was 20,410 days ago. Approximately 680 months have passed. It was the 212th day of 1968, in week 31. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 55 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1968 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 227 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 30, 1968

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Tuesday, July 30, 1968. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1968 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Hello I Love You" by The Doors is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mony Mony" by Tommy James & Shondells is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Odd Couple is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid-back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottom jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits, and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ramon Novarro, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Judy Garland, and Brian Jones would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Steptoe and Son", "Gilligan's Island", and "I Dream of Jeannie". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "Milton the Monster", "Cool McCool", and "The New Adventures of Superman". Popular toys at the moment include Matchbox toy cars, Army men, Major Matt Mason (action figure), and Battleship (game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 30, 1968.

  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Vietnam War is becoming costly.

    The Vietnam War is becoming costly

    In 1968, US troop numbers in Vietnam reached their peak. An estimated 536,100 service personnel were now stationed in the country. This was the deadliest and most expensive year for the American military in Vietnam. In 1968 alone, an estimated 16,592 US soldiers lost their lives. By this time, most Americans believed that military involvement in Vietnam was a mistake.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1968?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1968?

    The best NBA players in 1968 were Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Dave Bing and Oscar Robertson.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1968, the best soccer players were George Best, Bobby Charlton, Dragan Džajić, Franz Beckenbauer, Giacinto Facchetti, Luigi Riva, Amancio Amaro, Eusébio, Gianni Rivera, Jimmy Greaves and Pirri.
  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

    "Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
  • O. C. Smith - "Little Green Apples"

    O. C. Smith - "Little Green Apples"

    "Little Green Apples" by O. C. Smith won a Grammy for 1968's Song of the Year.
  • 1968 in music.

    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.
  • 1968 in movies.

    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.
  • The Apollo 8 astronauts.

    The Apollo 8 astronauts

    "The Apollo 8 astronauts" were named Time Person of the Year in 1968 after they became the first humans to successfully leave low Earth orbit.
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors, and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.
  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 30, 1968.

  • July 9, 1968: NBA: Wilt Chamberlain moves from the Philadelphia 76'ers to the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • July 18, 1968: Intel is founded.
  • July 23, 1968: A gun battle breaks out between police officers and a Black Power group in Glenville, Cleveland.
  • This date: July 30, 1968
  • August 2, 1968: 270 people die after an earthquake strikes Casiguran in the Philippines.
  • August 16, 1968: Thai singer Suraphol Sombatcharoen is shot dead in Nakhon Pathom.
  • August 20, 1968: 500,000 "Warsaw Pact" troops invade Czechoslovakia in order to stop liberalization reforms.
  • August 22, 1968: Pope Paul VI becomes the first pope to visit Latin America after he arrives in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • August 24, 1968: A civil rights march is held in Northern Ireland in protest against inequality and discrimination against ethnic Irish Catholics.
  • August 26, 1968: The Beatles release their song "Hey Jude".
  • August 28, 1968: "The whole world is watching": Anti Vietnam War protesters clash with police at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 30, 1968, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 30, 1968 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1968

In July 1968, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from July 1968.

Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1968

1968 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 100, the Chevrolet Chevy Malibu, the Volkswagen Type 4, the BMW New Six, the Ford Torino, and the AMC Javelin.

Cars in 1968.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 30, 1968

If you were a kid on July 30, 1968, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Aquaman
Aquaman
The Herculoids
The Herculoids
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
The Monkees
The Monkees
The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show
Cool McCool
Cool McCool
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1968

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Operation
Operation
Scalextric
Scalextric
Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Were you born on July 30, 1968?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1968.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 30, 1974, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 30.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

American industrialist Deceased
Born on July 30, 1863
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Lip

Tony Lip

Actor Deceased
Born on July 30, 1930
He turned 38 on this day in 1968.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor / Politician
Born on July 30, 1947
He turned 21 on this day in 1968.

Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow

Actress
Born on July 30, 1963
She turned 5 on this day in 1968.

Tom Green

Tom Green

Comedian and actor
Born on July 30, 1971
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Actress
Born on July 30, 1974
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Actress
Born on July 30, 1984
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on July 30, 1968.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 30, 1968 was most likely conceived around November 7, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 30, 1968 is close to April 22, 1969.

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Stats for July 30, 1968

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 30, 1968:

  • 20,410 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,915 weeks have passed.
  • 1,763,424,000 seconds have passed since July 30, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,057,328,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 909,926,784,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 293,904,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 151,654,464 steps. That's roughly 67,402 miles.
  • 21,161,088 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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