On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • 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