16th of August, 1968

The 16th of August, 1968, fell on a Friday. Day 229 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

51 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since the 16th of August, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of August, 1968:

  • Thai singer Suraphol Sombatcharoen is shot dead in Nakhon Pathom.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of August, 1968:

  • United States: People Got To Be Free - Rascals
  • United Kingdom: Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown

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 the 16th of August, 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, 9 months and 17 days have passed since the 16th of August, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 the 16th of August, 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 the 16th of August, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of August, 1968 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 16th of August, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of August, 1968 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of August, 1968 is the 26th of May, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

16th of August

Events that have occurred on the 16th of August:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of August, 1968.

  • 18,918 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,634,515,200 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,906,934,400 times.
  • Since the 16th of August, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 843,409,843,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,419,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,568,307 steps. That's about 62,475 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,614,182 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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