What Happened on May 8, 1967

Historical Events

Muhammad Ali Indicted

Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

  • The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hurt, American jazz pianist, and composer (Dark Grooves – Mystical Rhythms), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Born in 1967

Famous Weddings

  • "Bye Bye Birdie" actress Ann-Margret (26) weds actor and screenwriter Roger Smith (34)

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies of heart and liver failure due to drug addiction at 39

Elmer RiceElmer Rice (1892-1967)

American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, dies at 74

  • LaVerne Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies of cancer at 55

About May 8, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Happening - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Puppet On A String - Sandie Shaw