What Happened on October 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • Randall Batinkoff, American actor (For Keeps), born in Monticello, New York
  • Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)