October 16, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)
  • Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54