On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, dies at 78
  • Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61

Person of interestMohammad Mosaddegh

Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'├ętat aided by the CIA and the British SIS, dies at 84

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh