On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1967

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
  • First exhibition after AFL/NFL merger, Denver Broncos (AFL) surprise Detroit Lions (NFL), 13-7 at University of Denver
  • Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)

Person of interestReid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman, American entrepreneur (co-founder of LinkedIn), born in Stanford, California

Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn
Reid Hoffman