On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1967

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental

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 Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, dies at 74
  • Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
1967 Highlights

About May 8, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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