On This Day

Year 1968 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 23 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
  • Mar 4 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights

Sports Stars Married in 1968

  • Jul 8 Major League Baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos
  • Oct 26 Czech 7-time Olympic champion gymnast Věra Čáslavská (26) weds middle distance runner Josef Odložil (29) at the Mexico City Cathedral, Mexico City