Events in History in July 1968

  • 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 5 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
  • Jul 6 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • Jul 7 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 7 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
  • 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 do so
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jul 18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
  • Jul 20 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
  • 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
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th pitch breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
  • Jul 25 Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
  • 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
  • Jul 29 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • Jul 29 Washington, D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
  • Jul 30 Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years