On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1968

Historical Events

  • Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete (won 4 Olympic gold 1996, 2000, 2004), born in Lubaczów, Poland[
  • Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Sofie Gråbøl, Danish actress (The Killing), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
1968 Highlights

About July 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello, I Love You - The Doors
  • UK #1 Song: Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells