On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1967

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
1967 Highlights

About December 11, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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