On This Day

August 21, 1967 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Kansas City utility Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's first free agent when he is abruptly released by the Athletics; calls team owner Charlie Finley "a menace to baseball"

Birthdays in Sport

  • Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia

Person of interestStéphane Charbonnier

Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (d. 2015)

  • Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
1967 in Sport