On This Day

What Happened in September 1967

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 Cincinnati Reds reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings ties MLB mark, Pirates v Braves 1918
  • Sep 1 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins
  • Sep 2 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
  • Sep 3 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 3 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu

SwedenSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

Sep 3 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road (Dagen H)

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Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
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  • Sep 3 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • Sep 5 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in the Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • Sep 5 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 5 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Sep 8 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
  • Sep 8 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
  • Sep 8 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • Sep 9 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • Sep 9 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • Sep 9 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • Sep 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • Sep 10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • Sep 10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • Sep 10 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: John Newcombe of Australia defeats American Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 8–6 for first of 2 US singles titles

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King defeats England's Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4 for first of 4 US singles crowns

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
  • Sep 11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • Sep 11 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
  • Sep 11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • Sep 11 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
  • Sep 11 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Sep 11 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 "The Carol Burnett Show" starring Carol Burnett premieres on CBS in the US

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • Sep 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • Sep 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
  • Sep 15 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • Sep 16 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • Sep 17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • Sep 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • Sep 18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • Sep 20 Benin separates from Nigeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Sep 20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
  • Sep 20 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 20 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • Sep 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 23 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou
  • Sep 23 Radio Malta stops testing
  • Sep 24 NFL St. Loius Cardinals' Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals at Pittsburgh Steelers, setting NFL record at the time
  • Sep 25 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 26 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow

  • Sep 27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 29 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • Sep 29 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
  • Sep 29 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • Sep 29 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • Sep 29 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights
  • Sep 30 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • Sep 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • Sep 30 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • Sep 2 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • Sep 3 Chris Gatling, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1997), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Sep 3 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 4 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sep 5 Rein van Duynhoven, Dutch soccer player (Helmond Sport, MVV), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • Sep 5 India Hicks, English model, born in London, England
  • Sep 6 Amy Lynn Baxter, American actress and model (Penthouse Pet 1990), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Sep 6 Macy Gray [Natalie McIntyre], American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("I Try"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Kathaleen K. Cutone, American figure skater (1994 Collegiate champ)
  • Sep 7 Toby Jones, British actor (Infamous), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Sep 7 Leslie Jones, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 8 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 8 Kimberly Peirce, American film director (Boys Don't Cry), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 8 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 9 B. J. Armstrong, American basketball guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Laurence Tremolet, French cinematographer and actress (Cyclo, Metisse), born in Rodez, France
  • Sep 9 Akshay Kumar, Indian actor, producer, stuntman and TV personality (Rustom, Baby, Hera Pheri), born in Amritsar, Punjab
  • Sep 11 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia

Person of interestHarry Connick Jr

Sep 11 Harry Connick Jr, American singer (We Are in Love) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Sep 11 Maria Bartiromo, American financial broadcast journalist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 12 Pat Listach, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Louis C.K. [Louis Székely] American-Mexican comedian (Louie), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 13 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 13 Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 13 Stephen Perkins, American drummer and percussionist (Jane's Addiction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 14 John Power, British singer-songwriter, bass player, and guitarist (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Allerton, Liverpool, England
  • Sep 15 Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Parmalee, American NFL running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga artist (creator of Gantz), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Sep 17 Malik Yoba, actor (NY Undercover-Det JC Williams)
  • Sep 17 Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Sep 18 Ricky Bell, American rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 18 Tara Fitzgerald, British actress (Siren), born in Sussex, England
  • Sep 19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 19 Alexander Karelin, Russian-Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Sep 20 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 Gunnar Nelson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Nelson - "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 20 Kristen Johnston, American actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 20 Martin Harrison, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Livermore, California
  • Sep 20 Matthew Nelson, American rock vocalist, bass and guitar player (Nelson - "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 21 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • Sep 21 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)

Person of interestFaith Hill

Sep 21 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Sep 21 Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer and vocalist (Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Sep 22 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 22 Matt Besser, American comedian
  • Sep 22 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • Sep 22 Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
  • Sep 23 LisaRaye, American actress
  • Sep 24 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 24 Geir Sundbø, Norwegian composer, conductor, clarinetist and guitarist, born in Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Sep 25 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • Sep 26 Craig Janney, American NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 26 Martha Nix, American actress (Serena in The Waltons), born in Orange County, California
  • Sep 26 Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon), born in Lafeyette, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • Sep 27 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (with partner Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 27 Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian international soccer player
  • Sep 27 Isidora Žebeljan, Serbian classical, opera, and film composer, born in Belgrade (d. 2020)
  • Sep 28 Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 28 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 28 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 28 Moon Unit Zappa, American actress and rock vocalist (Frank Zappa - "Valley Girl"), born in New York City
  • Sep 28 Mira Sorvino, American actress (Quiz Show, Norma Jean & Marilyn), born in Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Sep 29 Dave Silvestri, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 30 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 12 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Ilja Ehrenburg, Soviet writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • Sep 2 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), dies at 74
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • Sep 11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Russell L. Rogers, American electrical engineer and astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38
  • Sep 13 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", dies at 59
  • Sep 14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 15 Eva McKenzie, sister of Ida Mae/actress (Virtuous Husband), dies at 78
  • Sep 15 Hans Haug, Swiss classical composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 18 John Cockcroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951), dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • Sep 20 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 24 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), dies at 57
  • Sep 25 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), dies at 58
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • Sep 29 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), dies of leukemia at 67