On This Day

July 1968 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
  • Jul 1 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • Jul 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 1 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • Jul 1 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • Jul 2 An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Jul 3 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 3 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 4 Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
  • Jul 5 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
  • Jul 6 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • Jul 7 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 8 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • Jul 9 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Mississippi (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 11 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to reach the milestone
  • Jul 12 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • Jul 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 13 French government-Couve de Murville forms
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes out 18, beats Reds 6-1 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati
  • Jul 15 Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • Jul 17 Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

Historic Event

Jul 18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Jul 22 Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
  • Jul 23 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • Jul 23 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • Jul 23 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed

Catholic Encyclical

Jul 25 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical "Humanae vitae (Of Human Life)" which rejects any artificial forms of birth control

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Jul 27 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
  • Jul 29 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Jul 29 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 5 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 7 Jeff VanderMeer, American writer, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • Jul 9 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • Jul 11 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • Jul 16 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia, born in Bellevue, Washington
  • Jul 24 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • Jul 24 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74
  • Jul 9 Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • Jul 9 Vardis Fisher, American writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Westbrook Van Voorhis, American announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
  • Jul 14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76
  • Jul 18 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), dies at 76
  • Jul 22 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian author (Don Camillo, Peppone, dies at 60
  • Jul 23 Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist (1938 Noble Prize for Medicine or Physiology for work on acetylcholine), dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Anton van Duinkerken [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies
  • Jul 28 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon (Mayo Clinic), dies in a car accident at 70
  • Jul 28 Otto Hahn, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1944, radiothorium/actinium), dies at 89