What Happened on July 9, 1968

Historical Events

  • 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Mississippi (state 24-hour record)

Sports History

39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF

  • BBC-TV broadcasts "Farewell", folk-rock band The Seekers final performance, draws 10 million viewers

Sports History

Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers

1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • Manoel Cruz, Brazilian jazz acoustic bassist, composer, arranger and producer, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • Vardis Fisher, American writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73

About July 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 28 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