What Happened on June 2, 1967

Historical Events

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK

  • Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74

About June 2, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • UK #1 Song: A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum