On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California

Person of interestDeion Sanders

Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper

Famous Deaths

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