What Happened on July 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • Washington, D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)