On This Day

October 12, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America
  • Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts