October 16, 1968: Day of the Week
October 16, 1968 was the 290th day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
A person born on this day will be 50 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $167.15 today.
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Here’s the October 1968 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1968 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Monkey is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
October 16, 1968 Historical Event(s)
- 1968Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
- 1968United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
Who were born on October 16, 1968?
- 1968Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
- 1968Mark Lee, Singaporean actor & comedian
- 1968Randall Batinkoff, American actor
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