What Happened on June 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone
  • Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York