What Happened on July 27, 1968

Historical Events

  • Race Riot in Gary Indiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
  • Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress (Postman), born in Messina, Italy
  • Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Anton van Duinkerken [Willem Jan Marie Anton Asselbergs], Dutch poet and academic, dies at 65
  • Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), dies of liver failure at 62
1968 Highlights

About July 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
  • UK #1 Song: Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells