On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1967

Historical Events

  • KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • William "Pete" Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Miller, American guitarist and songwriter (They Might Be Giants, since 1998), born in Rochester, New York
  • Denis Villeneuve, French Canadian director (Arrival), born in B├ęcancour, Canada
  • Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
  • Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • [Woodrow Wilson] Woody Guthrie, American folk singer ("This Land Is Your Land"), dies of Huntington's disease at 55
1967 Highlights

About October 3, 1967

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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