What Happened on January 1, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs
  • Canadian Amateur Football Association formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union; turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • Second day's play in Calcutta 2nd cricket Test, India v W Indies is cancelled by riots; ticket holders denied access starts trouble outside ground; escalates with fires in stands and pitch damage; WI win by 45
  • St Helena adopts constitution
  • Tonga revises constitution
  • WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • John Digweed, English DJ
  • Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • Tim Dog, American rapper

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • Moon Mullican, American hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock), dies at 58