On This Day

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

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

Person of interestStéphane Charbonnier

Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (d. 2015)

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

About August 21, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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