What Happened on October 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • Military coup overthrows President Fernando Bela├║nde Terry in Peru
  • The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Marco Roelofsen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Paul Crichton, English footballer