What Happened on July 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
  • Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74