What Happened on August 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US President (Chicago)

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Joseph, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Famous Weddings

  • Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral

Famous Deaths

  • Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner, dies at 87
  • Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), dies at 79