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October 16th, 1968

October 16th, 1968, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 290 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since October 16th, 1968.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin

Take Me Back!

The date is October 16th, 1968 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Hey Jude by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Here's Lucy".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The King Kong Show", "Spider-Man" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". Popular toys include the likes of "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Suzy Homemaker" and "Lite-Brite".


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 October 16th, 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:

  • 52 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since October 16th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 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 October 16th, 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 October 16th, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 16th, 1968, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 16th, 1968 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • 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.

"Joe 90" - "The Adventures of Gulliver" - "The Archie Show" - "Wacky Races" - "The Banana Splits" - "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 October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 16th, 1968.

  • 18,999 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,641,513,600 seconds have passed since the October 16th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,915,099,200 times.
  • Since October 16th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 847,021,017,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,585,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,170,170 steps. That's about 62,742 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,698,163 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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