What Happened on October 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed
  • Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed