Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Premieres
1967 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Premieres
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a groundbreaking movie that focused on the challenges of an interracial romantic relationship opened in theaters on this date in 1967. The film starred industry stalwarts Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and newcomer Katharine Houghton. The filmed premiere just months after the Loving v. Virginia case was decided by the Supreme Court, legalizing interracial marriage in the United States. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Hit #1
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, after years of success at Motown, scored their first number one hit with “Tears of a Clown.” Robinson, one of the most prolific songwriters in history had written dozens of number one hits for other artists. He would later becomean executive for Motown.
Gale Sayers Scores Six Touchdowns
Gale Sayers, a rookie running back for the Chicago Bears set an NFL record, scoring six touchdowns in a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field. He scored on four rushing plays, one reception and one punt return.