What Happened on January 12, 1967

Historical Events

  • Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation; remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Boxing History

Louisville, Kentucky draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali [1]

  • NBC revival of Jack Webb's police drama "Dragnet", now broadcast in color, debuts; runs through 1970
1967 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs; Mr Rhodes; Disclosure; Heat), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Ulf Dahlén, Swedish SEL and NHL forward, 1985-2003 (Team Sweden, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and 5 other teams), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Holland Smith, American US Marine Corps general, considered the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare, dies at 84

About January 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • UK #1 Song: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones