What Happened on February 18, 1967

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno
  • Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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