On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1967

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

  • New Orleans Saints play 1st ever pre-season game, lose to LA Rams 16-7 at Anaheim Stadium
  • The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London
  • US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launches; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Albert Barnett, American journalist and founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
1967 Highlights

About August 2, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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