What Happened on June 3, 1967

Historical Events

Belmont Stakes

99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson bests fellow Australian Tony Roche, 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th, and final, Grand Slam title

  • French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1967 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anderson Cooper, American reporter and TV presenter (CNN), born in New York City
  • Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • William "Bill" Carlucci, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Ransome, British journalist, critic, and children's book author (Swallows and Amazons), dies at 83
  • Arthur Tedder, British air marshal (deputy commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during Normandy landings WWII), dies at 76
  • Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, American entertainer, dies of a heart attack at 67

About June 3, 1967

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 25 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