What Happened on March 6, 1967

Historical Events

  • 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

Sports History

Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

  • 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
  • Özlem Türeci, German scientist (BioNTech - created 1st mRNA-based vaccine for COVID-19), born in Siegen, West Germany

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? 55 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck