On This Day

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

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? 52 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer