On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1968

Historical Events

Historic Event

2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality', but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People's Democracy

  • Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Vickie Perks, British rock vocalist (Fuzzbox; Vix 'n the Kix), born in Birmingham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
1968 Highlights

About October 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 9 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