On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1968

Historical Events

Baseball Event

Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

  • Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes out 18, beats Reds 6-1 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati
  • WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, Shōwa, Akita, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • Westbrook Van Voorhis, American announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
1968 Highlights

About July 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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