What Happened on October 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 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 Deaths

  • Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed