What Happened on October 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Sally Smith, Orange NSW, golfer (1993 T67 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
  • Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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