October 14, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women's long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)