On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1968

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Rock group "Yardbirds" disband

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jeff VanderMeer, American writer, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • Jorja Fox, American actress, born in New York
  • Reggie Cobb, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), dies at 73
1968 Highlights

About July 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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