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

1968 History

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
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, American stage and screen character actor, 5born in Long Beach, California
  • 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 WojcickiSusan Wojcicki (54 years old)

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

Born in 1968

About July 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Equals