The 8th of October, 1968, fell on a Tuesday. Day 282 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.
51 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since the 8th of October, 1968.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 8th of October, 1968:
The Troubles begin in Northern Ireland.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of October, 1968:
United States: Hey Jude - Beatles
United Kingdom: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
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 8th of October, 1968.
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.
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.
"Oliver!" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of October:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of October, 1968.
18,734 days have passed since this date.
1,618,621,200 seconds have passed since the 8th of October, 1968.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,888,391,400 times.
Since the 8th of October, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 835,208,539,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,770,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,201,423 steps. That's about 61,867 miles!
Since this date, 19,423,454 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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