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 WS) 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

  • John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Sean Groom, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • Stefan Effenberg, German footballer, born in Niendorf, Hamburg

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

1968 Highlights

About August 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo