On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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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, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55