On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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

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)