On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne

Famous Birthdays

  • Aurelio Vidmar, soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord)
  • Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • Dave Benson-Phillips, Children's TV Presenter
  • Jason Morris, Scotia NY, half-middleweight judoka (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Natalie Hunter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), commits suicide at 37
  • Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), dies at 72