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
  • Casper Christensen, Danish comedian
  • Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
  • Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
  • Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys)
  • Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Rich Lowry, American magazine editor

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