On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US President (Chicago)

Sport awardTennis Open

First match in the US Open tennis era; on her way to the final, Billie Jean King beats fellow American Dr Vija Vuskains 6-1, 6-0

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Joseph, Canadian football fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Ottawa, Canada

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