On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1967

Historical Events

Music History

"Purple Haze" recorded by 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)

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
1967 Highlights

About February 3, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius