- "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)
- New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
- The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
- US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
Day of the Week: Wednesday