What Happened on August 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • France becomes the world's fifth thermonuclear power with a detonation on Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific
  • Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies