This Day in Jewish History Yippie Cofounder, Colorful Symbol of the '60s, Is Born

Together with Abbie Hoffman and Paul Krassner, Jerry Rubin used the political theater of the absurd to fight U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

July 14, 1938, is the birthday of the political activist and provocateur-turned-businessman Jerry Rubin, who was one of the most colorful symbols of the 1960s antiwar and anti-establishment movement in the United States.