What Happened on July 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
  • 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston

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All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)

Famous Deaths

  • Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
  • Vardis Fisher, American writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73