5th of November, 1968

The 5th of November, 1968, fell on a Tuesday. Day 310 of 1968. Decade: 1960s.

51 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since the 5th of November, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 5th of November, 1968:

  • Richard Nixon is elected as the President of the United States.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of November, 1968:

  • United States: Hey Jude - Beatles
  • United Kingdom: With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker

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 5th of November, 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:

  • 51 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since the 5th of November, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 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 the 5th of November, 1968, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1968 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of November, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of November, 1968, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of November, 1968 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.

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.

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:

  • Captain Action (figure)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Ken (doll)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of November:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on the 5th of November, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of November, 1968 was probably conceived around the 27th of January, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of November, 1968 is the 15th of August, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

5th of November

Events that have occurred on the 5th of November:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of November, 1968.

  • 18,733 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,618,534,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of November, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,888,290,600 times.
  • Since the 5th of November, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 835,163,956,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 269,755,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,193,993 steps. That's about 61,864 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,422,418 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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