Today in History for July 1968

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 66 of 66

1st - Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
1st - Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
1st - John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
1st - US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1st - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1st - The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
1st - Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
2nd - 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)
3rd - 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
3rd - Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
3rd - 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
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 4th - Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
4th - Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
5th - "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
5th - 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)
5th - John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
5th - Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers
6th - 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
6th - Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
7th - 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
7th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
7th - Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 8th - Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
9th - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
9th - 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
9th - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
10th - US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
11th - Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
11th - Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
12th - Couve de Murville forms government in France
12th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 13th - 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
13th - French government-Couve de Murville forms
14th - Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
14th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
14th - Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
14th - WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
15th - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
15th - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
15th - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
15th - NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 15th - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
17th - Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
17th - Revolt in Iraq
18th - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
20th - Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
20th - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
21st - 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
21st - Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
21st - Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
22nd - Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
23rd - Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
23rd - PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
23rd - Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
24th - Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
25th - Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
27th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
27th - Race Riot in Gary Indiana
29th - Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
29th - Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
29th - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
29th - Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
29th - Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
30th - Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
30th - Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
31st - Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

1st - Charles Wilson, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1st - Roshumba Williams, Chicago Ill, model (Bride)
1st - Tim Abell, American actor
2nd - Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
2nd - Mike Lee, Neptune NJ, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour)
3rd - Jeff Phillips, Westwood NJ, actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light)
3rd - Teppo Numminen, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes)
4th - Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
4th - Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32)
4th - Mark Lenzi, Huntsville Ala, diver (Olympics-Gold-92, bronze-96), (d. 2012)
4th - Jack Frost, American musician
5th - Molly Brock, Berkeley California, rower (Olympics-96)
5th - Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
5th - Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
5th - Ken Akamatsu, Mangaka
5th - Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
5th - John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
5th - Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
6th - Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
6th - Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
7th - Chuck Knoblauch, Houston Texas, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
7th - Reggie Cobb, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
7th - Jorja Fox, American actress
7th - Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
8th - C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
8th - Glen Featherstone, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
8th - Michael Weatherly, NYC, actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving)
8th - Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
8th - Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
8th - Billy Crudup, American actor
9th - Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
9th - Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Darkness & Deep), dies at 73
9th - Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
9th - Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
10th - Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)
10th - Jonathan Gilbert, American actor
11th - Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
11th - Michael Geist, Canadian academic
12th - Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
13th - Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
13th - Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
13th - Robert Gant, American actor
13th - Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
14th - John Maginnes, Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Texarkana Open-5th)
14th - Mark Lenz, US, 3m spring diver (Olympic-gold-1992)
14th - Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
15th - Eddie Griffin, American comedian
15th - Stan Kirsch, American actor
16th - Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
16th - Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
16th - Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
16th - Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia
17th - Beth Littleford, American comedian
17th - Bitty Schram, American actress
19th - Carolie DeVonne Howe, Chugwater Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America (1991)
19th - Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
19th - Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
20th - Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
20th - Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
20th - Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)
20th - Michael Park, American actor
20th - Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
21st - Brandi Chastain, San Jose California, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
21st - Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
21st - Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
21st - Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
21st - Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
21st - Robert Anthony Gamez, Las Vegas NV, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle)
22nd - Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
23rd - Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
23rd - Beth Ehlers, Queens NY, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger)
23rd - Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
23rd - Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
23rd - Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
23rd - Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
23rd - Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
23rd - Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
23rd - Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
24th - John P Navin Jr, Phila, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here)
24th - Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
24th - Laura Leighton [Miller], Iowa City, Iowa, American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars)
24th - Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
24th - Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
24th - Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
26th - Mike Mohler, Dayton OH, pitcher (Oakland A's)
27th - Julian McMahon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler)
27th - Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
27th - Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Messina Sicily, actress (Postman)
27th - Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], Fresno, California, American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals)
27th - Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
29th - Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
29th - Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
29th - Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
30th - Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
30th - Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
30th - Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
30th - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
30th - Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
31st - Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
31st - David Bradley Stockton Jr, Redlands CA, PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

6th - US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr (33) weds Brenda Halsinger
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson (8th) 8th - MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1st - Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies
1st - Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42
2nd - Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74
7th - Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73
9th - Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
9th - John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
9th - Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
14th - Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
14th - Westbrook Van Voorhis, announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
14th - Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)
15th - Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76
18th - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
20th - Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
21st - Ruth St Denis, US choreography, dies at about 90
22nd - Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60
23rd - Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
23rd - Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies
26th - Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
27th - Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies
27th - Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), dies at 61
27th - Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
28th - Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70
28th - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
30th - Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
31st - Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66

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