What Happened on August 28, 1967

Historical Events

  • Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v England
  • Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • WCBS-AM (880) radio in NYC begins its all-news format; the AM station was knocked off the air just beforehand, moving the debut to the FM sister station (101.1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet, born in EspaƱa, Manila

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • Charles Darrow, American businessman who modified and popularized Monopoly game, dies at 78
1967 Highlights

About August 28, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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