What Happened on January 29, 1968

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Bill Bowrey wins his first and only Grand Slam title; beats Juan Gisbert Sr. of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats home favourite Margaret Court 6-1, 6-2 for her 13th Grand Slam singles title

  • Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aeneas Williams, American Pro Football HOF cornerback (First-team All-Pro 1995, 97, 2001; 8 × Pro Bowl; Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • Sora Jung, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder (World C'ship gold x 7; Olympic silver Women's singles 1994, bronze 1992), born in Blankenburg, Germany
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, Indian cricket batsman (1 Test; captain Bombay in inaugural Ranji Trophy win 1935), dies at 66

About January 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
  • UK #1 Song: Everlasting Love - Love Affair