On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.
  • Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL

Famous Birthdays

  • Alf Poier, Austrian comedian, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Marianne Ihalainen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Steve Broussard, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70