On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1967

Historical Events

  • Severe bushfires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The 10-team American Basketball Association (ABA) with George Mikan as Commissioner is formed and lasts 9 years; its three-point shot remains a feature of the game

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Meg Cabot, American author, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician, born in Bhandara, India
  • Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
1967 Highlights

About February 1, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius