What Happened in March 1967

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
  • Mar 1 US House of Representatives expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
  • Mar 1 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • Mar 1 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • Mar 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • Mar 5 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 6 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • Mar 6 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 9 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
  • Mar 11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Indonesian congress strips president Sukarno of authority and names General Suharto as acting President

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Mar 13 Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
  • Mar 13 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC
  • Mar 14 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 15 Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • Mar 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 16 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • Mar 19 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • Mar 20 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
  • Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 25 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • Mar 26 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win
  • Mar 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
  • Mar 26 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 28 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • Mar 29 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
  • Mar 1 Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete
  • Mar 1 George Eads, Fort Worth Texas, American actor (CSI)
  • Mar 2 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Volkov, Russia, tennis star
  • Mar 3 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 3 Elizabeth Cheshire, actress (Jill-Sunshine), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 4 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
  • Mar 4 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Andrew Osmond, English writer
  • Mar 4 Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
  • Mar 5 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
  • Mar 6 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • Mar 7 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 7 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka
  • Mar 8 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 8 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Curt Schreiner, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 9 Eric Flaim, Pembroke Mass, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Mar 9 Michael Kiselak, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 10 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist
  • Mar 11 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 11 John Barrowman, Scottish born actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 11 Brad Carson, American politician
  • Mar 12 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 12 Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • Mar 13 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 13 Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Mar 13 Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 14 Edward M Fincke, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 14 Melissa Brennan Reeves, Eatontown NJ, actress (Jen-Days of our Lives)
  • Mar 14 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
  • Mar 15 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 15 Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
  • Mar 16 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 16 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 17 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 17 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California
  • Mar 17 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • Mar 17 Van Conner, rocker (Screaming Trees)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 17 Barry Minkow, American religious leader and ex-convict (fraud)
  • Mar 18 Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 18 Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
  • Mar 18 Ken Edenfield, American basenall player
  • Mar 19 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 20 Bryan Genesse, actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice)
  • Mar 20 Dana Rinehart Dalton, Orlando Florida, Miss Florida-America (1991)
  • Mar 20 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 20 Randy Gullatt, horse trainer
  • Mar 21 Elaina Oden, Orange CA, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • Mar 21 Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 21 Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • Mar 21 Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
  • Mar 21 Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
  • Mar 22 Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • Mar 23 David Ford, kayaker (Olympics-15-92, 96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Mar 23 Sandra Reinhardt, Pitts, actress (Another World, Illegal in Blue)
  • Mar 24 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • Mar 24 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 25 Debi Thomas, US, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • Mar 25 Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 25 Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • Mar 25 Doug Stanhope, American comedian
  • Mar 26 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Mar 27 Jaime Navarro, Bayamon Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 27 Talisa Soto, [Miriam], actress (License to Kill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 27 Tom Hammonds, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 27 Paul Adams, American celebrity
  • Mar 28 David Lang, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 28 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 28 Shawn Boskie, Hawthorne Nevada, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Mar 29 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 29 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 29 John Popper, American musician
  • Mar 30 Julie Richardson, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Mar 31 Glenn Montgomery, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers)
  • Mar 31 Nanci Bowen, Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17 Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Gordon Harker, actor (Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • Mar 2 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • Mar 3 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 4 Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
  • Mar 4 Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 5 Mischa Auer, actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 61 of a heart attack

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, dies at 84

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh
  • Mar 5 Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
  • Mar 6 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • Mar 6 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • Mar 7 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • Mar 8 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
  • Mar 10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • Mar 16 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Mar 17 Richard Reeves, actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), dies at 54
  • Mar 18 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • Mar 20 A J F Moody, 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
  • Mar 23 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • Mar 27 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
  • Mar 27 Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • Mar 30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • Mar 31 Don Alvarado, actor (Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies at 62
  • Mar 31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72