On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Holt, Australian prime minister (Liberal, 1966-67), presumed to have drowned at 59
  • Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • [Francis] Barry Byrne, American architect, dies at 83
1967 Highlights

About December 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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