What Happened in 1968 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 846

  • Jun 15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • Jun 16 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jun 16 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 16 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • Jun 17 KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • Jun 18 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
  • Jun 19 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
  • Jun 20 Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone
  • Jun 20 Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jun 21 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
  • Jun 23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • Jun 24 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Jun 24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • Jun 24 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
  • Jun 24 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 24 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 24 Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently
  • Jun 25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • Jun 26 Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Jun 26 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

  • Jun 27 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
  • Jun 28 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
  • Jun 29 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
  • Jun 30 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • Jun 30 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
  • Jul 1 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jul 1 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • Jul 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 1 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • Jul 1 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • Jul 2 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)
  • Jul 3 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 3 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
  • Jul 3 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 4 Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
  • Jul 5 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jul 5 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 6 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • Jul 7 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 7 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 7 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
  • Jul 8 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • Jul 9 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 9 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • Jul 11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • Jul 11 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
  • Jul 12 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • Jul 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Jul 13 French government-Couve de Murville forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 14 Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
  • Jul 14 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
  • Jul 15 Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • Jul 15 Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
  • Jul 17 Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • Jul 17 Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
  • Jul 18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
  • Jul 20 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
  • Jul 20 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
  • Jul 21 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
  • Jul 21 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 21 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • Jul 22 Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
  • Jul 23 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • Jul 23 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • Jul 23 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
  • Jul 25 Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
  • Jul 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • Jul 27 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Jul 29 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Jul 29 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • Jul 29 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • Jul 29 Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
  • Jul 30 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
  • Jul 30 Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
  • Jul 31 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
  • Aug 1 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • Aug 1 Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
  • Aug 1 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,200

  • Apr 24 Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
  • Apr 24 Stacy Haiduk, American actress
  • Apr 26 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 27 Adrian Cooper, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 28 Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • Apr 28 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • Apr 28 Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 28 Howard Donald, British musician
  • Apr 29 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 29 Carnie Wilson, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Babette Van Veen, Neth, actress (Linda-GTST, Blueberry Hill)
  • Apr 30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
  • Apr 30 Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Apr 30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics-1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 30 Sandra Beikoff, Mackay QLD, golfer (1990 Sunshine Coast Open)
  • May 1 Anton Scheutjens, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • May 1 Lisa Campbell, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • May 1 Mark Scott, Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • May 1 Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder
  • May 1 Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
  • May 1 Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • May 1 D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • May 2 Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • May 2 Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • May 2 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
  • May 2 Jeff Agoos, American soccer player
  • May 2 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
  • May 3 Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)
  • May 3 Jay Darlington, keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • May 3 Shane Minor, American singer
  • May 4 Andre Collins, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • May 4 Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • May 4 Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • May 4 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • May 5 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 5 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • May 5 Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
  • May 5 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • May 6 Andy Kelly, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • May 6 Linnea Marie Fayard, Shrevept La, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)
  • May 6 Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
  • May 7 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 Franklin Langham, Nike golfer (1993 Permian Basin Open), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 8 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • May 8 Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
  • May 8 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • May 9 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 9 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • May 9 Marie-Jose Perec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
  • May 9 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • May 10 Julie Smith, Glendora California, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 10 Erik Palladino, American actor
  • May 10 Al Murray, British comedian
  • May 11 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • May 12 Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
  • May 12 Scott Schwartz, American actor
  • May 12 Catherine Tate, British comedian
  • May 13 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
  • May 13 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician
  • May 13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)
  • May 13 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • May 14 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • May 15 James "Jim" Neil, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 15 Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 15 Todd Porter, NJ, actor (Hamilton-Whiz Kids)
  • May 15 Cecilia Malmström, Swedish politician
  • May 15 Seth Putnam, American musician
  • May 16 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Editon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
  • May 18 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • May 19 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • May 19 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 20 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 20 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 20 Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • May 21 Matthias Ungemach, German rower
  • May 22 Alan Levine, Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • May 22 Brent Geiberger, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 22 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Oakland, California
  • May 22 Randy Brown, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • May 22 Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
  • May 23 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 23 Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson, Laguna Beach Ca, WPVA (Nationals-13th-1995)
  • May 23 Guinevere Turner, American actress
  • May 24 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 25 Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
  • May 25 Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
  • May 25 Nathalie Schneyder, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 25 Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 26 Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
  • May 26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • May 26 Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
  • May 26 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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