What Happened in July 1967

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • Jul 1 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • Jul 1 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • Jul 2 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
  • Jul 2 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
  • Jul 3 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • Jul 4 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • Jul 7 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
  • Jul 7 Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • Jul 10 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Jul 12 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0
  • Jul 12 Race riot in Newark, NJ, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
  • Jul 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • Jul 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • Jul 14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • Jul 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
  • Jul 15 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
  • Jul 15 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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Jul 16 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 16 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
  • Jul 17 Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
  • Jul 17 Race riots in Cairo Illinois
  • Jul 18 Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY
  • Jul 19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • Jul 19 Race riots in Durham NC
  • Jul 19 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

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Jul 20 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

  • Jul 20 Race riots in Memphis Tenn
  • Jul 22 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • Jul 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
  • Jul 22 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 23 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • Jul 23 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • Jul 24 Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana

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Jul 24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jul 24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • Jul 24 Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • Jul 25 Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • Jul 26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • Jul 27 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 27 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • Jul 29 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • Jul 29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • Jul 30 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
  • Jul 30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Dave Richardson, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 1 Mike Eastwood, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 1 Pamela Anderson Lee, Ladysmith BC, playmate (Feb 90/Home Improvement)
  • Jul 1 Tony Bennett, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 2 Debee Ashby, Coventry England, topless model (There's Girl in My Soup)
  • Jul 3 Amy Van Horne, actress (Carla Solieto-The City)
  • Jul 3 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
  • Jul 4 Vinny Castilla, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Jul 4 Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
  • Jul 5 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 5 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
  • Jul 6 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 6 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jul 6 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer
  • Jul 7 Alfred Jackson, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Erik van der More, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jul 7 Jason R Rich, Irvington NY, writer (Celebrity Teen Talk)
  • Jul 7 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
  • Jul 7 Jackie Neal, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Mikhail Borodulin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998)
  • Jul 8 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Jul 9 Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • Jul 10 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 10 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 10 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • Jul 11 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 11 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jul 11 Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • Jul 12 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)
  • Jul 12 Joan Pitcock, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 12 Richard Herring, English comedian
  • Jul 12 John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
  • Jul 13 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jul 13 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jul 13 Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • Jul 13 Dean Barnett, American Conservative blogger
  • Jul 14 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 14 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • Jul 14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexico, tennis star
  • Jul 14 Robin Ventura, Santa Maria CA, infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jul 14 Patrick J. Kennedy, politician
  • Jul 15 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 15 Adam Savage, American actor
  • Jul 16 Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
  • Jul 16 Will Ferrell, American comedian
  • Jul 16 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist
  • Jul 17 Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
  • Jul 17 Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)
  • Jul 18 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 18 Vin Diesel, American actor
  • Jul 19 Christian Bergstrom, Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 19 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jul 20 Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jul 20 Jon Normile, fencer (Olympics-96), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Reed Diamond, American actor
  • Jul 21 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Jul 21 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 22 Andreas Motzkus, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 22 Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • Jul 22 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • Jul 22 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • Jul 22 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love)
  • Jul 23 Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • Jul 24 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • Jul 25 Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
  • Jul 25 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

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Jul 25 Matt LeBlanc, American actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • Jul 25 Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress
  • Jul 25 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
  • Jul 26 David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australian golfer
  • Jul 26 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Jul 26 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
  • Jul 27 Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 27 Emiel van Eijkeren, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • Jul 27 Jeff Novak, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 27 Neil Smith, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder)
  • Jul 27 Sasha Mitchell, actor (Spike of Bensonhurst), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Juliana Hatfield, American musician
  • Jul 27 Kellie Waymire, American actress (d. 2003)
  • Jul 28 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
  • Jul 31 Elizabeth Wurtzel, American actress (Prozac Nation), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 31 Rodney Harvey, actor (Salsa)
  • Jul 31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 31 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jul 31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese seiyū
  • Jul 31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
  • Jul 7 Vivian Leigh, actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind), dies at 53
  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Red Hot & Blue), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

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Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

  • Jul 21 Jimmy Foxx, baseball hall of famer (Det Tigers/534 HRs), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • Jul 30 John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
  • Jul 31 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies