February 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • 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
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • 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

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 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
  • 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)
  • Feb 16 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
  • Feb 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • 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 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Meg Cabot, American author
  • Feb 1 Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
  • Feb 2 Laurent Nkunda, Congolese general
  • Feb 7 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
  • Feb 10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
  • Feb 11 Scott Shay, American linguist
  • Feb 12 Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
  • Feb 13 Melanie Denise Bridges, Derry NH, Miss NH-America (1991)
  • Feb 14 Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
  • Feb 14 Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister (2010-), born in The Hague
  • Feb 18 Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • Feb 23 Pam Blundell, fashion designer
  • Feb 25 Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
  • Feb 27 Jonathan Ive, English Designer at Apple Inc. (designed the imac, ipod, iphone), born in Chingford, London

Deaths in History

  • 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 7 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • Feb 15 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
  • Feb 16 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55

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 28 Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)