What Happened on July 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out a record 19 Minnesota Twins (10 inns) for another record 32 Ks in consecutive games

Famous Birthdays

  • Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jeff Phillips, American actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey
  • Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland