On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardPGA 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