October 20th, 1968, fell on a Sunday. It was day 294 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since October 20th, 1968.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 1968:
The date is October 20th, 1968 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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. Halloween of 1968 is quickly approaching.
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. An action-thriller film called "Bullitt", starring Steve McQueen, is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Gilligan's Island" and "Here's Lucy".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "JOT the Dot" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Captain Action (action figure)" and "Major Matt Mason (action figure)".
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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.
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"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"
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