What Happened on August 2, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)
  • New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
  • US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • Derek Wells, actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)

Famous Deaths

  • Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77