What Happened in June 1967

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the US & goes gold
  • Jun 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • Jun 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 3 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 66th Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 3 66th Women's French Championships: Francoise Durr beats Lesley Turner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
  • Jun 4 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
  • Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
  • Jun 5 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins
  • Jun 5 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • Jun 6 Israeli troops occupy Gaza during second day of the Six-Day War
  • Jun 7 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • Jun 7 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • Jun 8 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
  • Jun 9 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • Jun 9 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • Jun 9 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
  • Jun 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • Jun 10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jun 10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • Jun 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • Jun 11 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
  • Jun 11 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • Jun 12 US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • Jun 12 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 16 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ

  • Jun 18 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • Jun 18 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • Jun 18 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jun 23 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution
  • Jun 25 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
  • Jun 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jun 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years
  • Jun 25 First global satellite television programme - Our World
  • Jun 26 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
  • Jun 27 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
  • Jun 27 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jun 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

  • Jun 30 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
  • Jun 30 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Carlos van Wanrooy, soccer player (NEC)
  • Jun 1 Olivier Delaitre, Metz France, tennis star (1991 Guaruja Doubles)
  • Jun 1 Vernon Turner, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 1 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • Jun 2 Mike Evans, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 2 Mike Stanton, pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 2 Randy Hilliard, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • Jun 3 Tamas Darnyi, Hungary, backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-88, 92)
  • Jun 3 William "Bill" Carlucci, Minneapolis Minn, rower (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 3 Anderson Cooper, American reporter
  • Jun 4 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 4 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Jun 4 Simon Sheldon-Collins, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 5 Joe Deloach, US, 200m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Jun 5 Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 5 Ray Lankford, Modesto California, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jun 5 Ron Livingston, American actor
  • Jun 6 Max Casella, actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser)
  • Jun 6 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 6 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • Jun 6 Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • Jun 7 Sarah Malin, Greenwich Ct, actress (Stephane Prescott-Another World)
  • Jun 7 Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 8 Kathryn Marshall, Dundee Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr)
  • Jun 8 Neil Mitchell, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • Jun 8 Stephane Simian, France, tennis star
  • Jun 8 Willie Williams, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 9 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 10 Human Beatbox, [Darren Robinson], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • Jun 10 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • Jun 11 Clare Carey, actress (Kelly Fox Rosebrock-Coach)
  • Jun 11 John Doherty, American NLB pitcher, born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jun 11 Mario Chitarroni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jun 12 Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)
  • Jun 12 Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
  • Jun 12 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • Jun 13 Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 14 Ante Mise, Yugoslav soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse)
  • Jun 14 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 14 Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic-bronze-88, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 14 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • Jun 15 Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
  • Jun 16 John Franklin, American actor
  • Jun 17 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 17 Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 17 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)
  • Jun 17 Eric Stefani, American musician
  • Jun 18 Pasquale Bruno, Italian American entrepreneur
  • Jun 19 Eric Schweig, Inuvik Canada, actor (Dead Man's Walk)
  • Jun 19 Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • Jun 19 Mia Sara, American actress
  • Jun 20 Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • Jun 20 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 20 Nicole Kidman, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
  • Jun 21 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 21 Michele Smith, Califon NJ, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jun 21 Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 21 Tim Simenson, rocker (Bomb the Bass)
  • Jun 21 Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire
  • Jun 21 Jim Breuer, American comedian
  • Jun 22 Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 22 Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jun 22 Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Jun 23 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • Jun 23 Laurie Wood, Orange California, playmate (March, 1989)
  • Jun 23 Helen Geake, British archaeologist
  • Jun 24 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Jun 24 Crystal Carson, Spaulding NE, actress (Cartel, Julia-General Hospital)
  • Jun 24 Jeff Cease, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jun 24 Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 24 Sherry Stringfield, Colo Springs Colo, actress (Laura-NYPD Blue, ER)
  • Jun 24 Richard Kruspe-Bernstein, German musician (Rammstein)
  • Jun 24 Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
  • Jun 25 Brian Wanek, Mequon Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Jun 25 Joan Smith, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 25 Roshan Jurangpathy, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • Jun 26 Travis Fine, actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 27 Lester Archambeau, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 27 Michelle Torres, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 28 Matt Karchner, Berwick PA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jun 28 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor
  • Jun 29 John Wehner, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 Melora Hardin, actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 29 Murray Foster, Canadian musician
  • Jun 30 Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
  • Jun 30 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
  • Jun 30 Tina Bockrath, playmate (May, 1990)/actress, born in Dayton, Ohio

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 6 Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Jun 23 John Entwistle of rock group Who weds Alison Wise

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 NFL Footballer and later criminal OJ Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Jun 3 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • Jun 3 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Jun 5 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • Jun 6 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 Dorothy Parker, US writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Jun 7 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 7 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Jun 8 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Spencer Tracy, US actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • Jun 11 Billy Wells, Gong striker for Rank Films, dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
  • Jun 15 Edward Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), dies at 69
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 22 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jun 29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)