What Happened in August 1967

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 1 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • Aug 2 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
  • Aug 2 The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
  • Aug 2 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)
  • Aug 3 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • Aug 3 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • Aug 4 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • Aug 4 British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
  • Aug 4 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
  • Aug 5 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
  • Aug 5 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down
  • Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 6 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 6 Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
  • Aug 8 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Aug 9 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • Aug 9 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
  • Aug 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • Aug 13 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • Aug 14 British pirate radio station Radio 270 broadcast from an offshore lugger, is forced to close down
  • Aug 14 Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
  • Aug 15 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
  • Aug 15 UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
  • Aug 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • Aug 16 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • Aug 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • Aug 18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • Aug 19 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • Aug 20 Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Aug 21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Aug 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • Aug 21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • Aug 21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
  • Aug 24 Liberian flag designed
  • Aug 25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Aug 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • Aug 25 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • Aug 25 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Aug 26 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
  • Aug 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 26 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
  • Aug 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • Aug 29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • Aug 29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 110

  • Aug 1 Gregg Jefferies, Burlingame CA, infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies)
  • Aug 1 Lori Endicott, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 2 Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Derek Wells, actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Aug 2 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • Aug 3 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 4 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 4 Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
  • Aug 4 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • Aug 4 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)

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Aug 5 Reid Hoffman, American entrepreneur (co-founder of LinkedIn), born in Stanford, California

Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn
Reid Hoffman
  • Aug 6 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
  • Aug 6 Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
  • Aug 6 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • Aug 7 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • Aug 7 Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Aug 8 Ben Fouchee, Kuruman South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 South African Amateur)
  • Aug 8 Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Aug 8 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
  • Aug 8 Jessica Moore, Italian actress
  • Aug 8 Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • Aug 9 Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Aug 9 Deborah Lee, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France), born in Hamilton, Ontario

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Aug 9 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Aug 9 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
  • Aug 10 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • Aug 10 Lori Tatum, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 10 Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Aug 10 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 10 Reinout Scholte, cricketer (Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup)

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Aug 10 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 10 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
  • Aug 10 Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • Aug 11 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Aug 11 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 11 Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
  • Aug 11 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • Aug 11 Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
  • Aug 11 Joe Rogan, American television host
  • Aug 12 Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 12 Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • Aug 12 Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
  • Aug 12 Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
  • Aug 12 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Aug 13 Quinn Cummings, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 13 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 13 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 13 Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
  • Aug 15 Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Aug 15 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Aug 15 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Aug 15 Peter Hermann American actor
  • Aug 16 Bret Barberie, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Aug 16 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • Aug 16 Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
  • Aug 17 James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Aug 17 Kenny Davidson, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Aug 17 Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Max, American singer (dc talk)
  • Aug 18 Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • Aug 18 John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 18 Julie Kristen Smith, Nuhremburg Germany, choreographer (Showgirls)
  • Aug 18 Tracy Tracy, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • Aug 18 Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer
  • Aug 18 Dan Peters, American musician
  • Aug 18 Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
  • Aug 19 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
  • Aug 19 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 19 Tabitha Soren, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas

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Aug 19 Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella
  • Aug 20 Andy Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 20 Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Aug 20 Terri Poch, American yogini and former professional wrestler
  • Aug 21 Michael Bendetti, actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)
  • Aug 21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 21 Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
  • Aug 21 Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down)
  • Aug 21 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer

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Aug 21 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (d. 2015)

  • Aug 22 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana
  • Aug 22 Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt), (d. 2002)
  • Aug 22 Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
  • Aug 22 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
  • Aug 22 Ant, American comedian
  • Aug 22 Ty Burrell, American actor
  • Aug 22 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
  • Aug 22 Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
  • Aug 23 Karen Noble, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • Aug 23 Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
  • Aug 24 Michael Thomas, English footballer
  • Aug 25 Jeff Tweedy, American singer (Wilco)
  • Aug 26 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 27 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Aug 27 Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 27 Bob Nastanovich, American musician (Pavement, Silver Jews)
  • Aug 28 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán


Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 7 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 7 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • Aug 10 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 15 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/Eng historian (Stalin-biography), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (b. 1884)
  • Aug 22 Tom Conway, actor (Mrs Minerva), dies of liver ailment at 63
  • Aug 22 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  • Aug 23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

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Aug 24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • Aug 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • Aug 25 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71
  • Aug 25 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  • Aug 26 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • Aug 27 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
  • Aug 27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 Charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies
  • Aug 31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, dies of lymphoma at 59