On This Day

August 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 2 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
  • Aug 2 The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London
  • Aug 3 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • Aug 3 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • Aug 4 British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
  • Aug 4 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
  • Aug 5 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Aug 8 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Aug 9 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • Aug 11 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
  • Aug 14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered

  • Aug 14 British pirate radio station Radio 270 broadcast from an offshore lugger, is forced to close down
  • Aug 14 Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
  • Aug 15 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
  • Aug 15 UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
  • Aug 20 Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's
  • Aug 21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Aug 21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • Aug 21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
  • Aug 24 Liberian flag designed
  • Aug 25 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • Aug 25 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die
  • Aug 26 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
  • Aug 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 28 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

Birthdays in History

Person of interestReid Hoffman

Aug 5 Reid Hoffman, American entrepreneur (co-founder of LinkedIn), born in Stanford, California

Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn
Reid Hoffman
  • Aug 6 Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
  • Aug 8 Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
  • Aug 13 Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer (Fear and Trembling), born in Kobe, Japan
  • Aug 16 Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
  • Aug 18 Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestSatya Nadella

Aug 19 Satya Nadella, Indian-American businessman (CEO of Microsoft), born in Hyderabad

CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella
CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella
  • Aug 23 Nancy Cox, American news anchor, Miss Kentucky (1991), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 28 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet, born in España, Manila
  • Aug 29 Neil Gorsuch, American lawyer and US Supreme Court Judge (2017-) nominated by Donald Trump, born in Denver, Colorado

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Claude Albert Barnett, American journalist and founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • Aug 15 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter (This is Not a Pipe), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American inventor and sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo), dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)

Person of interestHenry J. Kaiser

Aug 24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser
  • Aug 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • Aug 25 Stanley Bruce, 8th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 84
  • Aug 27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 Charles Darrow, American businessman who modified and popularized Monopoly game, dies at 78
  • Aug 31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76