On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1967

Historical Events

  • -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • 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
  • Gladys Knight & Pips are the first to release Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
  • International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Anderson, British alt-rock and Britpop singer and lyricist (Suede - "Trash"; "Electricity"), born in Lindfield, Sussex, England

Famous Deaths

  • Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), dies of leukemia at 67
1967 Highlights

About September 29, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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