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 launches; 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

Historic Publication

Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane

  • 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

Historic Event

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


Birthdays in History

Reid Hoffman

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

  • Aug 6 Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
  • 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

Satya Nadella

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

  • Aug 23 Nancy Cox, American news anchor, Miss Kentucky (1991), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 26 Michael Gove, British politician, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 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

Jorge Luis Borges

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)
  • 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