What Happened on July 2, 1968

Historical Events

  • An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74
1968 Highlights

About July 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 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