On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Bermuda adopts its constitution

Baseball Record

Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning

French 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

  • Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"

Historic Event

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

  • New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"


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

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? 53 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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