1968 in Mexico

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See also: Other events of 1968
List of years in Mexico

Events in the year 1968 in Mexico.


President - Gustavo Díaz Ordaz


  • October 2, around 10,000 university and high school students gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas to protest the government’s actions and listen peacefully to speeches then the national guard attacked the demonstrations thus generating the Tlatelolco massacre.
  • October 12–October 27 – The Games of the XIX Olympiad are held in Mexico City.
  • October 16-In Mexico City, black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their arms in a black power salute after winning, respectively, the gold and bronze medals in the Olympic men's 200 metres.

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