On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1967

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva approaches the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, and asks for political asylum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bennie Dekker, Dutch football player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap), born in Ermelo, Netherlands
  • Connie Britton, American actress (Spin City, Friday Night Lights), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer (American Ballet Theater, 1986-2006; Ballet Argentino, 1990-2007), and artistic director (National Ballet of Uruguay, 2010-18), born in Munro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mihai Tudose, Romanian politician, Prime Minister (2017-), born in Brăila, Romania

Famous Deaths

  • Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), dies at 84
1967 Highlights

About March 6, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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