On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

  • 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group - Grapefruit
  • People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
  • Supersonic airliner prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Shepherd, English film director, born in Anfield, Liverpool, England
  • DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A), born in Compton, California
  • Katy Steding, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Richard Stemp, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner), born in Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), dies after illness at 68
  • Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, dies at 93
  • Victor De Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (II Macigno), dies at 75