On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Donald Campbell is killed while driving a Bluebird K7, a jet-powered boat, on Coniston Water; Campbell was trying to beat his own speed record

Famous Birthdays

  • David Toms, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001, US Senior Open 2018), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Johnny Nelson, English boxer, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Marina Orsini, Canadian actress, born in Ville-Émard, Montreal
  • Michael "Mike" Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (set world land and water records in 1964), dies attempting a new water speed record at 45