On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1968

Historical Events


Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver 6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; first Grand Slam of Open Era allowing professional players to compete

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
1968 Highlights

About June 9, 1968

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini