What Happened on July 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • PGA Championship, 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
  • Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
  • Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • Robert Anthony Gamez, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth St Denis, US choreography, dies at about 90
  • Ruth St. Denis, American modern dance pioneer and teacher (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91