What Happened on July 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

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, Canada
  • 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

Person of interestSusan Wojcicki

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

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki