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 SandersDeion Sanders (55 years old)

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
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

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

About August 9, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Light My Fire - The Doors
  • UK #1 Song: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott Mckenzie