On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1967

Historical Events

  • "Hair" premieres on Broadway

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Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen West, American heavy metal guitarist (Obituary; Southwicked), born in Brandon, Florida
  • Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer, American professional tennis player, 1986-97 (ranked 21st in 1995), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mark Johnson, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)
  • Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • RenĂ© Dif, Algerian-Danish pop-dance singer-songwriter (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
1967 Highlights

About October 17, 1967

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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