October 17th, 1968, fell on a Thursday. It was day 291 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 2 months and 30 days have passed since October 17th, 1968.
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The date is October 17th, 1968 and it's a Thursday. 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 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. An action-thriller film called "Bullitt", starring Steve McQueen, is currently being shown in movie theaters.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "The King Kong Show", "Spider-Man" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Army men", "Barrel of Monkeys", "Best of the West (action figures)" 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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