September 1st, 1968

September 1st, 1968, fell on a Sunday. It was day 245 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since September 1st, 1968.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1968:

  • United States: People Got To Be Free - Rascals
  • United Kingdom: Do It Again - Beach Boys

Take Me Back!

The date is September 1st, 1968 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. In America, the song People Got To Be Free by Rascals is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do It Again by Beach Boys 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", "Bonanza" and "Gilligan's Island".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "The New Adventures of Superman" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Twister mat", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Best of the West (action figures)".


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 September 1st, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 52 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since September 1st, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 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 September 1st, 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 September 1st, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1st, 1968, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 1st, 1968 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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 1st of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 1st, 1968?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1968?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 1st, 1968 was probably conceived around the 23rd of November, 1967. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1st, 1968 is the 11th of June, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 1st, 1968.

  • 19,085 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,648,947,600 seconds have passed since the September 1st, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,923,772,200 times.
  • Since September 1st, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 850,856,961,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 274,824,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,809,494 steps. That's about 63,026 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,787,371 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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