On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1967

Historical Events

  • English land and boat racer Donald Campbell is killed while driving jet-powered boat Bluebird K7 on Coniston Water in England trying to beat his own water 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 (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), dies in record attempt at 45
1967 Highlights

About January 4, 1967

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn