On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1968

Historical Events

  • Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • Military coup overthrows President Fernando Bela├║nde Terry in Peru
  • The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
1968 Highlights

About October 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin