1968 was the first year professionals were allowed to compete at Wimbledon. The winner of the Men's Singles won 2,000 pounds and the winner of the Ladies' Singles won 750 pounds. Total payout for the tournament was 26,150 pounds. Click on the 'Wimbledon Prize Money' link on this page to see the payouts at Wimbledon from 1968 through 2007.
Billie Jean King won the 1968 Wimbledon women's singles title defeating Judy Tegart Dalton, 9-7, 7-5.
Ian Champion was born in 1968.
Richard Champion was born in 1968.
Lars Onsager won The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1968.
Yasunari Kawabata won The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968.
Luis Walter Alvarez won The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1968 was awarded to Rene Cassin.
Champion House ended on 1968-07-04.
Har Gobind Khorana won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968.