Events in Sport in October 1968

  • Oct 2 Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
  • Oct 11 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • Oct 12 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 12 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
  • Oct 14 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • Oct 16 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Oct 16 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • Oct 16 Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • Oct 18 Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • Oct 18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  • Oct 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Oct 25 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Oct 27 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 27 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)