On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1967

Historical Events

  • Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the 2 American League baseball expansion franchises; new team named the Seattle Pilots

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in 76ers' 133-109 win over Seattle SuperSonics; sets NBA record for 22 free throw misses

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams

Famous Birthdays

  • Nestor Carbonell, American actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York
  • Reggie Sanders, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1995; World Series 2001), born in Florence, South Carolina
1967 Highlights

About December 1, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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