What Happened in 1967

Significant Events

  • Feb 22 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII
  • Apr 24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
  • May 26 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • Jun 5 Six-day war begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria
  • Jul 6 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • Nov 28 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University
  • Dec 3 1st human heart transplant performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa
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Did You Know?

The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

On June 27, 1967


World Leaders in 1967

Famous People in 1967

Would You Believe?

Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)

On February 15, 1967

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Jan 5 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage
  • Jan 10 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • Sep 12 Actress Rosemary Clooney divorces actor José Ferrer for the second time after she found out his affair with Stella Magee
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