On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1967

Historical Events

  • Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Jackson, Welsh 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2019)
  • Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno, Italy
  • Tracey Edmonds, American film & television producer, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), dies of throat cancer at 62

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

1967 Highlights

About February 18, 1967

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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