On This Day

September 1967 in History

Events in History

  • 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)

Learn More
Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
Learn More
  • Sep 4 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • Sep 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • Sep 5 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in the Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • 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 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • 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 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
  • 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 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • Sep 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • Sep 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 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 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 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 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • Sep 30 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • Sep 8 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 11 Maria Bartiromo, American financial broadcast journalist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga artist (creator of Gantz), born in Fukuoka, Japan

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Ilja Ehrenburg, Soviet writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • 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 18 John Cockcroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951), dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • Sep 24 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), dies at 57
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50