November 5th, 1968

November 5th, 1968, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 310 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 8 months and 9 days have passed since November 5th, 1968.


On This Date

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

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

Take Me Back!

The date is November 5th, 1968 and it's a Tuesday. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Hey Jude by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker 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", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Star Trek: The Original Series", "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Captain Action (action figure)", "Twister mat" and "Battleship (game)".


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 November 5th, 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, 8 months and 9 days have passed since November 5th, 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 November 5th, 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 November 5th, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5th, 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: November 5th, 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.
  • 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 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 November 5th, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

  • 18,879 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,631,145,600 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,903,003,200 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 841,671,129,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 271,857,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,278,522 steps. That's about 62,346 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,573,747 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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