On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Music History

John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon


Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland
  • John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • Kenji Ito, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California


1968 Highlights

About July 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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