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.

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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?
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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Oliver Parker

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

Release year: 1968

Directed by: George Dunning

Starring: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Country: United States of America

Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph



Release year: 1968

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey


Which were the most popular books released in July 1968?
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Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr

Heaven Help Us!


"This book is very funny and should calm some anxieties of curious gentiles who are unsure what actually happens inside the fancy synagogue at 13th Avenue...

Tell Me How Long The Train'S Been Gone by James Baldwin

Tell Me How Long The Train'S Been Gone


Leo Proudhammer, an actor at the peak of his theatrical career is almost struck by a heart attack. Baldwin shows how Baldwin navigates the ambiguity between life and death.

The Right People by Stephen Birmingham

The Right People


Stephen Birmingham is a wise and funny writer who has managed to write five novels and "Our Crowd", a study on New York's Jewish community.

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 …

The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child

The French Chef Cookbook


The French Chef Cookbook: From The French Chef, PBS's original series, you will find all of Julia Child's recipes here.