Historical Events in June 1968

  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 1 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
  • Jun 2 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • Jun 2 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 3 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • Jun 3 Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 3 Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
  • Jun 3 Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
  • Jun 4 Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
  • Jun 5 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • Jun 6 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Jun 6 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 7 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
  • Jun 7 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
  • Jun 8 Bermuda adopts its constitution
  • Jun 8 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
  • Jun 8 Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • Jun 8 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
  • Jun 8 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • Jun 8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Jun 8 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
  • Jun 9 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Jun 9 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
  • Jun 9 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 10 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 10 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 10 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • Jun 12 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • Jun 14 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • Jun 15 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • Jun 15 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances
  • Jun 15 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

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Jun 15 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 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

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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