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

Music History

John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You Are Here) opens at Robert Fraser Gallery in London

  • 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? 53 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Equals