What Happened on July 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Rock group "Yardbirds" disband

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73