What Happened on August 2, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77