On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 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)