On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1968

Historical Events

French 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

Historic Event

Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Rouen, American NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Famous Deaths

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

About June 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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