Friday, July 25, 2014

This Day in Pop Culture: July 25, 1978

The first "test tube" baby was born on July 25, 1978.
World's First "Test Tube Baby" is Born

Lesley Brown had a history of infertility due to a set of blocked fallopian tubes. In November of 1977 she underwent an experimental procedure that removed a mature egg from her ovaries and was combined with her husband’s sperm in a laboratory dish in hopes of creating a “test tube baby.” On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization was born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England. In December 2006, Louise Brown gave birth to a boy, Cameron John Mullinder, who was conceived naturally.