On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth St. Denis, American modern dance pioneer and teacher (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
1968 Highlights

About July 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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