What Happened on August 22, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
  • The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • Henrik Holm, tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • Horst Skoff, tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Michael Curry, American basketball player and coach (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys), born in London
  • Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • Rich Lowry, American magazine editor and columnist, born in Arlington Country, Virginia

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultry

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon