July 1968 calendar

July 1968

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1968.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1968: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1968?


  • 01 Jul 1968 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
  • 03 Jul 1968 Cleveland Indians' Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins players.
  • 04 Jul 1968 Yachtsman Alec Rose, 59, receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth, England after his 354-day round-the-world trip.
  • 05 Jul 1968 Manifest of 1000 words published in Prague
  • 06 Jul 1968 75th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart
  • 07 Jul 1968 Rock group "The Yardbirds" disband.
  • 08 Jul 1968 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • 09 Jul 1968 15.68 (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss
  • 10 Jul 1968 NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 11 Jul 1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • 12 Jul 1968 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • 13 Jul 1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
  • 14 Jul 1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
  • 15 Jul 1968 One Life to Live premieres on TV
  • 17 Jul 1968 A revolution occurs in Iraq when Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
  • 18 Jul 1968 Intel incorporates.
  • 20 Jul 1968 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV.
  • 21 Jul 1968 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley, Texas
  • 23 Jul 1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt.
  • 25 Jul 1968 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical on the regulation of birth, reaffirms stand against artificial birth control.
  • 26 Jul 1968 Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong ?inh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
  • 27 Jul 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • 29 Jul 1968 Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • 30 Jul 1968 Thames Television starts transmission in London.
  • 01 Jul 1968 The United States Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program is officially established.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1968?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - This Guy's In Love With You
  2. - Grazing In The Grass
  3. - The Horse
  4. - Lady Willpower
  5. - Jumpin' Jack Flash

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Baby Come Back
  2. - I Pretend
  3. - Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp
  4. - Mony Mony
  5. - Yesterday Has Gone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1968?

The Double Helix by James Watson

The Double Helix


This is the classic personal account by Watson and Crick of their groundbreaking discovery of DNA structure. Now with introduction by Sylvia Nasar (author of A Beautiful Mind).

Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

Nicholas And Alexandra


The tale of the love that ended an Empire. In this powerful book, Robert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, takes readers back to Imperial Russia to tell their story.

Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony of Two Men


A young, troubled doctor, a divided Pennsylvania town, and a national scandal at the turn of the century -- these turbulent elements inspired Taylor Caldwell to write a major novel. It is a detailed account of love, loss, redemption and …

Tunc by Lawrence Durrell



One scientist discovers that his famed invention can lead to dangerous outcomes. Felix Charlock's scientific genius and his unique invention are unrivalled. Merlin, an obscure and mysterious international company, hires Felix to join his family.

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner


The only lasting, effective revolt against American Negroslavy took place in the late summer 1831 in remote Virginia...