On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and other Irish civil rights activists, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squatting' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRobert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez, American director (El Mariachi, Sin City, Grindhouse), born in San Antonio, Texas