December 10th, 1968

December 10th, 1968, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 345 of 1968. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since December 10th, 1968.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 10th, 1968:

  • The "300 million yen robbery" takes place in Tokyo, Japan.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 10th, 1968:

  • United States: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • United Kingdom: Lily The Pink - Scaffold

Take Me Back!

The date is December 10th, 1968 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1968 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Lily The Pink by Scaffold 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. 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 "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog", "Milton the Monster" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Army men", "Captain Action (action figure)" and "Best of the West (action figures)".


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 10th, 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, 11 months and 18 days have passed since December 10th, 1968.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 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 10th, 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 10th, 1968:

  • December 20th, 1968: The Zodiac Killer shoots high school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday in Benicia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 10th, 1968, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1968 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 10th, 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.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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 10th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 10th, 1968?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 10th, 1968?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 10th, 1968 was probably conceived around the 2nd of March, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 10th, 1968 is the 19th 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 10th, 1968.

  • 18,981 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,639,962,000 seconds have passed since the December 10th, 1968.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,913,289,000 times.
  • Since December 10th, 1968, earth has travelled approximately 846,220,392,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,327,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,036,732 steps. That's about 62,683 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,679,544 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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