What Happened on August 21, 1967

Historical Events

  • China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Kansas City utility Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's first free agent when he is abruptly released by the Athletics; calls team owner Charlie Finley "a menace to baseball"
  • Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
1967 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress (The Matrix Trilogy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • Michael Bendetti, American actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street), born in Long Beach, California
  • Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Stéphane CharbonnierStéphane Charbonnier (1967-2015)

French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

  • Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
Born in 1967

About August 21, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
  • UK #1 Song: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott Mckenzie