What Happened on December 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
  • WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Nolet, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and musician
  • Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Vincent Damphousse, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Byrne, American architect (Church of St. Francis Xavier in Kansas City), dies at 83
  • Harold Holt, Australian prime minister (Liberal, 1966-67), presumed to have drowned at 59
  • Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of a heart attack at 71

About December 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • UK #1 Song: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles