On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1967

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, American NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Akron, Ohio

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

1967 Highlights

About August 5, 1967

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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