August 18th, 1968, fell on a Sunday. It was day 231 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since August 18th, 1968.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1968:
The date is August 18th, 1968 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song People Got To Be Free by Rascals is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Fire by Crazy World of Arthur Brown is the number one hit song.
Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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", "Gilligan's Island" and "Columbo.".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "JOT the Dot", "Spider-Man" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Ken (doll)", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Battleship (game)".
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"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.
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 Billboard Charts in 1968 were dominated by the likes of Paul Mauriat, Otis Redding, Bobby Goldsboro, The Beatles, The Rascals and Herb Alpert.
"Little Green Apples" by O. C. Smith would go on to win a Grammy for 1968's Song of the Year.
"Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
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.
The best NBA players in 1968 were Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Dave Bing and Oscar Robertson.
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