On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • David Whissell, Quebec politician

Famous Deaths

  • Ilja Ehrenburg, Soviet writer, dies at 76
  • Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80