December 1st, 1968

December 1st, 1968, fell on a Sunday. It was day 336 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 7 months and 13 days have passed since December 1st, 1968.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 1st, 1968:

  • United States: Love Child - Diana Ross & Supremes
  • United Kingdom: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro

Take Me Back!

The date is December 1st, 1968 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, Thanksgiven Day has come and passed.

In America, the song Love Child by Diana Ross & Supremes is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro 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", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Spider-Man", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Wacky Races".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Major Matt Mason (action figure)" and "Twister mat".


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 December 1st, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 7 months and 13 days have passed since December 1st, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 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 December 1st, 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 December 1st, 1968:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 1st, 1968, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 1st, 1968 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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 1st of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 1st, 1968.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 1st, 1968 was probably conceived around the 22nd of February, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 1st, 1968 is the 10th of September, 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 December 1st, 1968.

  • 18,853 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,628,899,200 seconds have passed since the December 1st, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,900,382,400 times.
  • Since December 1st, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 840,511,987,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 271,483,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,085,331 steps. That's about 62,260 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,546,790 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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