On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances
  • Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
  • The Arusha Declaration written by Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere is issued, clarifying Tanzania's path towards Ujamaa (African socialism)
  • WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
  • Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
  • Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)

Famous Deaths

  • Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62