On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1968

Historical Events

Papal Visit

1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.

  • The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer, born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • Henrik Holm, Swedish tennis star, born in Täby, Sweden
  • Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis star, born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Paul Colman, British-Australian guitarist (Newsboys, 2006-09), born in London
  • Paul Ereng, Kenyan athlete, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Kitale, Kenya
  • Rich Lowry, American magazine editor and columnist, born in Arlington Country, Virginia

Famous Divorces

John Lennon

Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultery

1968 Highlights

About August 22, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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