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October 18th, 1969

October 18th, 1969, fell on a Saturday. It was day 291 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since October 18th, 1969.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 18th, 1969:

  • United States: I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
  • United Kingdom: I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Bobbie Gentry

Take Me Back!

The date is October 18th, 1969 and it's a Saturday. 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. In America, the song I Can't Get Next To You by Temptations is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. It's 1969, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, The Archies, The 5th Dimension and Elvis Presley.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gilligan's Island", "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!", "Cattanooga Cats" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Motorific (slot car toys)" and "Clackers".


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 October 18th, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 1969 in movies.

    Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • 1969 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.

  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    "Games People Play" by Joe South would go on to win a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since October 18th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 18th, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 18th, 1969:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 18th, 1969, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 18th, 1969 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • 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.

1969 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1969.

"The Brady Bunch" - "Cattanooga Cats" - "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" - "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" - "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "The Adventures of Gulliver" - "The Archie Show" - "The Banana Splits" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" - "Spider-Man" - "The Monkees" - "The New Adventures of Superman" - "The King Kong Show" - "Star Trek: The Original Series" - "JOT the Dot" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1969 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1969:

  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • 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 18th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 18th, 1969.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 18th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 8th of January, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 18th, 1969 is the 28th of July, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 18th, 1969.

  • 18,632 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,609,804,800 seconds have passed since the October 18th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,878,105,600 times.
  • Since October 18th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 830,659,276,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,300,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,443,213 steps. That's about 61,530 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,317,658 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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