On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1967

Historical Events

  • American mass murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair (later reversed, dies in prison)
  • Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible

Six-Day War

Six-Day War begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria

  • WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Deloach, American 200m runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Ray Lankford, Modesto California, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Ron Livingston, American actor (Band of Brothers), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
1967 Highlights

About June 5, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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