On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1968

Historical Events

  • 35th Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17, 69,917 at Soldier Field
  • Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) & Tim Cullen (Chicago White Sox) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season; they had been traded in February in opposite directions

Famous Birthdays

  • Chrystia Freeland, Canadian politician (Deputy Prime Minister 2019-), born in Peace River, Alberta
  • Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • Stefan Effenberg, German footballer, born in Niendorf, Hamburg

Famous Weddings

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Future President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

1968 Highlights

About August 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo