On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1967

Historical Events

Film Premier

"You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

  • In the case of Loving v. Virginia, United States Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws against interracial marriages
  • Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5 in 22 innings at D.C. Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress (The Importance of Being Earnest), born in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
  • Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and screenwriter, born in Madrid
  • Neil Maxwell, Fijian cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW), born in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Famous Deaths

  • Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
1967 Highlights

About June 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini