October 17th, 1968

Ziggy Marley, Jamaican musician born on October 17, 1968.

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Events around October 17, 1968

October 18th, 1968EventBob Beamon sets a world record of 8.90m in the long jump at the Mexico City games. This becomes the longest unbroken track and field record in history, standing for 23 years, and is later named by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the five greatest sporting moments of the 20th century.

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