June 1968 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
  • Jun 2 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
  • Jun 8 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Jun 8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Jun 9 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
  • Jun 10 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 14 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • Jun 15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • 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 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 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
  • Jun 24 Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
  • Jun 6 Fran├žois Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • Jun 11 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington USA (1996)
  • Jun 19 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 21 Alisyn Camerota, American journalist
  • Jun 21 Gretchen Carlson, American journalist
  • Jun 25 Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Helen Keller, American blind & deaf author (Let us Have Faith) and lecturer, dies at 87

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • Jun 1 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies


Jun 6 Robert F. Kennedy, (Sn-D-NY), assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan at 42

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 6 Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
  • Jun 9 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)