On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
  • Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
1968 Highlights

About October 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra