Historical Events on October 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented
  • 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
  • Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
  • Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
  • Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)