On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Bermuda adopts its constitution
  • Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: American Nancy Richey beats Ann Haydon-Jones 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 for her second and last Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

MurderAssassination

The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1968 Highlights

About June 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini