What Happened on September 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st official (88th overall) U.S. Open (formerly known as U.S National Championships): Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Sport awardTennis Open

82nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
  • Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant