What Happened in May 1967

Historical Events

  • May 1 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
  • May 1 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
  • May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)
  • May 2 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 3 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • May 4 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
  • May 6 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College, Pennsylvania
  • May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • May 6 Zakir Hussain elected 1st Muslim president of India
  • May 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 8 The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
  • May 9 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
  • May 9 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

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May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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May 10 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • May 10 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
  • May 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • May 11 100,000,000th US phone connected
  • May 11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • May 12 H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
  • May 12 Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • May 12 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

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May 13 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • May 14 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
  • May 15 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • May 15 "In re Gault", US Supreme Court rules juveniles accused of crimes should be given same legal rights as adults
  • May 16 Philalphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
  • May 17 Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
  • May 17 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years
  • May 18 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • May 18 Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • May 19 US bombs Hanoi (Vietnam War)
  • May 19 USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space
  • May 20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
  • May 20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • May 21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • May 21 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 22 "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
  • May 22 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • May 22 Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
  • May 23 Government bans submarines near South Africa
  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce
  • May 25 12th European Cup: Celtic beats Internazionale 2-1 at Lisbon
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • May 27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
  • May 28 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
  • May 28 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • May 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 29 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19

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May 29 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 30 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
  • May 30 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

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May 30 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

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May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • May 31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg

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May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)
  • May 1 Marvcus Patton, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • May 1 Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)
  • May 1 Tawni Cable, Salem Oregon, playmate (June 1989)
  • May 1 Yael Arad, Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
  • May 1 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • May 2 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 4 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 4 John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • May 4 Matthew Crane, Kimberton Pa, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)
  • May 4 Ana Gasteyer, American actress
  • May 4 Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
  • May 5 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • May 5 Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 5 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • May 5 Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress
  • May 6 Patrick F Manning Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • May 7 Joe Rice, legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • May 10 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • May 10 Scott Brison, Canadian politician
  • May 10 Jon Ronson, British journalist and author
  • May 10 Young MC, American rapper
  • May 11 Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • May 11 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • May 11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 12 Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • May 12 Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • May 12 Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 12 Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • May 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death, Control Denied) (d. 2001)
  • May 13 Melanie Thornton, African American German pop singer, former member of La Bouche. (d. 2001)
  • May 14 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 14 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • May 14 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
  • May 14 Valeria Marini, sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 15 John Smoltz, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 15 Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
  • May 17 Cameron Bancroft, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • May 17 Debbie Dutch, Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox)
  • May 18 Jaime Gomez, Arlington TX, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open)
  • May 18 Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 18 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  • May 18 Rob Base, American rapper
  • May 19 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 19 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • May 19 Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
  • May 20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • May 20 Gabriele Muccino, Italian film director
  • May 20 Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
  • May 21 Cindy Haley, Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)
  • May 21 Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
  • May 21 Todd Doohan, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ont Amateur-92)
  • May 21 Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • May 22 Brooke Smith, American actress
  • May 22 John Vanderslice, American musician
  • May 23 Craig John Monk, finn class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 23 Anna Ibrisagic, Swedish politician
  • May 24 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • May 24 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-96)
  • May 24 Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)
  • May 25 Danny Gonzales, jockey
  • May 25 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 25 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
  • May 25 Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 25 Poppy Z. Brite, American author
  • May 26 Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • May 26 Jean Bartholomew, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ), born in Queens, New York
  • May 26 Phil Doyle, Australian writer
  • May 27 Chin Yang, Laos-born American jockey
  • May 27 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • May 27 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • May 27 Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
  • May 27 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 28 Glen Rice, NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 28 Kari Wuhrer, Brookfield Ct, MTV/actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • May 28 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • May 29 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 29 Karina Orum, Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
  • May 29 Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • May 29 Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

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May 29 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis), born in Manchester, England

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
  • May 30 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • May 31 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 31 Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)
  • May 31 Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television personality

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • May 8 "Bye Bye Birdie" actress Ann-Margret (26) weds actor and screenwriter Roger Smith (34)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
  • May 6 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 8 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
  • May 8 Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74
  • May 8 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • May 9 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
  • May 9 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • May 12 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • May 12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • May 13 Frank McGrath, actor (Wagon Train), dies at 64
  • May 15 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84
  • May 15 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • May 17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • May 17 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick, dies at 75
  • May 18 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), dies at 56

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May 22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • May 23 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
  • May 23 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
  • May 26 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • May 26 George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • May 27 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man), dies at 77
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)