On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1967

Historical Events

  • All Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents for possession of marijuana in San Francisco, California
  • Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia

Historic Event

Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, American ska-punk rock drummer (Sublime), born in Kihei, Hawaii
  • Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa
  • Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter (Time (The Revelator); Revival), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Albertina Rasch, Austrian-born American ballerina and choreographer, dies at 76
1967 Highlights

About October 2, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Letter - The Box Tops
  • UK #1 Song: The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck