On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1967

Historical Events

  • Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Spence, American tennis player, born in San Jose, California

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders, American College/Pro Football Hall of Fame corner-back (Super Bowl 1995, 96; 8 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys) and MLB outfielder (NY Yankees; Atlanta Braves), born in Fort Myers, Florida

  • Elexa Orrange, American long jumper/triple jumper, born in Orange, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
1967 Highlights

About August 9, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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