What Happened in February 1967

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 1 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • Feb 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • Feb 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Feb 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • Feb 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 8 Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
  • Feb 8 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Feb 12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
  • Feb 14 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)
  • Feb 14 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
  • Feb 15 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • Feb 15 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Feb 15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 15 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win

  • Feb 16 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
  • Feb 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
  • Feb 18 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 22 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII
  • Feb 22 US and South Vietnam conduct Operation Junction City, the largest airborne operation of the Vietnam War
  • Feb 23 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted
  • Feb 23 John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
  • Feb 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Feb 27 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
  • Feb 27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • Feb 27 Rio de la Plata Treaty

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Tim Naehring, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 1 Meg Cabot, American author
  • Feb 1 Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
  • Feb 2 Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
  • Feb 2 Laurent Nkunda, Congolese general
  • Feb 3 Aurelio Vidmar, soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord)
  • Feb 3 Jason Morris, Scotia NY, half-middleweight judoka (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • Feb 3 Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 3 Dave Benson-Phillips, Children's TV Presenter
  • Feb 3 Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • Feb 4 Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater
  • Feb 5 Chris Parnell, American actor
  • Feb 6 Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap)
  • Feb 6 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 6 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 6 Anita Cochran, American singer
  • Feb 6 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (winner World Darts Championship 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda
  • Feb 7 Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
  • Feb 8 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • Feb 9 Kate Golden, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Feb 9 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 9 Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 10 Laura Dern, American actress (Jurassic Park, Mask, Smooth Talk), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 10 Bradley Hughes, Mordialloc VIC, Australian golfer
  • Feb 10 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis)
  • Feb 10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
  • Feb 10 Jacky Durand, French cyclist
  • Feb 11 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 11 Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 11 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Feb 11 John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • Feb 11 Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
  • Feb 11 Scott Shay, American linguist
  • Feb 12 Andrew Dunkley, Kent England, golfer (1991-93 Co-Captain U of W Fla)
  • Feb 12 Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
  • Feb 12 Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
  • Feb 13 Bas Roorda, soccer player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21]
  • Feb 13 Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Feb 13 Melanie Denise Bridges, Derry NH, Miss NH-America (1991)
  • Feb 13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
  • Feb 14 Calle Johansson, Goteborg Swe, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 14 Laura Martin, LaJolla California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994)
  • Feb 14 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)
  • Feb 14 Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
  • Feb 14 Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister (2010-), born in The Hague
  • Feb 15 Michael Easton, American actor, (General Hospital, Ally McBeal), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 15 Jane Child, Canadian musician
  • Feb 16 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 16 John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • Feb 16 Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 17 Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • Feb 17 Michelle Forbes, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 17 Chanté Moore, American singer
  • Feb 18 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Feb 18 Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno
  • Feb 18 Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
  • Feb 18 Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • Feb 19 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
  • Feb 19 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 20 Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
  • Feb 20 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
  • Feb 20 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20 Kurt Cobain, American rock vocalist (Nirvana), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • Feb 20 Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
  • Feb 20 Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
  • Feb 20 Theresa Luke, Canadian rower (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 20 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 20 Kath Soucie, American voice actress (Janine Melnitz-The Real Ghostbusters, Sally Acorn-Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 21 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
  • Feb 21 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 22 Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Feb 23 Pam Blundell, fashion designer
  • Feb 23 Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd)
  • Feb 23 Tamsin Greig, English actress
  • Feb 23 Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer and sound engineer Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker
  • Feb 25 Jenny Byrne, Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS)
  • Feb 25 Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
  • Feb 25 Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 26 David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 26 Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 26 Currie Graham, Canadian actor
  • Feb 27 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 27 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Feb 27 Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Feb 27 Jonathan Ive, English Designer at Apple Inc. (designed the imac, ipod, iphone), born in Chingford, London
  • Feb 28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 28 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need)
  • Feb 28 Colin Cooper, English footballer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
  • Feb 3 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • Feb 5 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • Feb 5 Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  • Feb 6 Martine Carol, French actress (Nana), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Feb 7 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • Feb 14 James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • Feb 15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
  • Feb 15 J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), dies at 97
  • Feb 16 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 18 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), dies of throat cancer at 62

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Feb 19 Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
  • Feb 21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • Feb 22 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
  • Feb 25 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • Feb 26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)