What Happened on October 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • Circus Circus hotel opens in Las Vegas, largest permanent big top in the world
  • John Lennon & Yoko One fined £150 for marijuana possession
  • Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony

Famous Birthdays

  • Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies of cancer at 70