What Happened on October 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 16 year old American swimmer Debbie Meyer wins the inaugural women's 800m gold medal in 9:24.0 at the Mexico City Olympics; first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at a Games (200/400m)
  • Australian swimmer Michael Wendon wraps up the Mexico City Games sprint double when he wins the men's 200m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 1:55.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Robert Wilonsky, American journalist