On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1967

Historical Events

  • 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

Historic Event

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

Famous Birthdays

  • Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • Patty Schemel, American drummer (Hole, 1992-98), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Overton, American actor (Fail Safe; 12 O'Clock High (TV series, not film)), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voshkod I, Soyuz 1) and the 1st human to die in a space flight, dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
1967 Highlights

About April 24, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
  • UK #1 Song: Puppet On A String - Sandie Shaw