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 Birthdays

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

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

Person of interestElmer Rice

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

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • Laverne Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"), dies at 55
1967 Highlights

About May 8, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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