On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • Civil rights march in Derry stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)and resulting clashes lead to two days of serious rioting, often considered the start of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland


1968 Highlights

About October 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra