On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1967

Historical Events

  • Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • 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

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? 53 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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