Historical Events on October 5th, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Civil rights march in Derry stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)and resulting clashes lead to two days of serious rioting, often considered the start of \'the Troubles\' in Northern Ireland
  • KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins