What Happened on June 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bermuda adopts its constitution
  • Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
  • Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
  • New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"


The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)