October 18, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony

Birthdays in Sport

  • Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)