On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Tim Abell, American actor (We Were Soldiers), born in Manassas, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), dies of heart disease at 42
1968 Highlights

About July 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer