What Happened in October 1967

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
  • Oct 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
  • Oct 1 Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)
  • Oct 2 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
  • Oct 2 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia
  • Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

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Oct 2 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Oct 3 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • Oct 3 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • Oct 3 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
  • Oct 4 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature NY Yankees, Giants or the Dodgers
  • Oct 4 Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • Oct 6 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 7 Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein
  • Oct 7 Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin

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Oct 8 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Oct 10 Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • Oct 11 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
  • Oct 12 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • Oct 13 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
  • Oct 16 WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 "Hair" premieres on Broadway

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Oct 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Oct 17 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
  • Oct 17 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
  • Oct 18 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
  • Oct 18 Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" film is released
  • Oct 18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • Oct 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Oct 19 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
  • Oct 20 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
  • Oct 20 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
  • Oct 20 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
  • Oct 21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • Oct 21 Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
  • Oct 22 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US)
  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • Oct 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
  • Oct 22 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
  • Oct 22 18th Formula One WDC: Denny Hulme wins by five points
  • Oct 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Oct 23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • Oct 26 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
  • Oct 27 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
  • Oct 27 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • Oct 27 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
  • Oct 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 29 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 29 MacDermot, Ragni & Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 29 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • Oct 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • Oct 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • Oct 30 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
  • Oct 31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Oct 31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Oct 31 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 104

  • Oct 1 Chuck McElroy, Galeston TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Oct 1 Geraldine Heaney, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Oct 1 Michael Pringle, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Oct 1 Scott Young, Clinton MA, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Oct 1 Mike Pringle, American football player

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Oct 2 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis star (1995 French Open), born in Leibnitz, Austria

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
  • Oct 2 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
  • Oct 2 Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)
  • Oct 2 Gillian Welch, New York, singer-songwriter (Time, Revival)
  • Oct 3 Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
  • Oct 3 Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine
  • Oct 4 Nick Green, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 4 Roger Pavlik, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 4 Vicky Bullett, WNBA forward/center (Oly-gold-1988/Charlotte Sting)
  • Oct 4 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer
  • Oct 4 Liev Schreiber, American actor (Spotlight), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 5 Ellie Gibson, Corpus Christi TX, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th)
  • Oct 5 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • Oct 5 Guy Pearce, Anglo-Australian actor
  • Oct 6 Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • Oct 6 Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
  • Oct 7 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 7 Toni Braxton, American singer
  • Oct 7 Luke Haines, English musician (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)
  • Oct 8 Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress
  • Oct 9 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)
  • Oct 9 Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
  • Oct 9 Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
  • Oct 9 Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • Oct 10 Frank Wainright, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 10 Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 10 Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
  • Oct 11 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 11 Charles Ogletree, Greenville NC, tornado sailor (Olympics-8th-1996)
  • Oct 11 Dennis Vaske, Rockford, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Oct 11 John Lovell, Baton Rouge LA, tornado sailor (Olympics-8th-1996)
  • Oct 11 Rob Selby, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 11 Sean Moynihan, Burlington Vt, actor (Powell-One Life to Live)
  • Oct 11 Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer
  • Oct 11 Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • Oct 11 David Starr, American race car driver
  • Oct 11 Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator
  • Oct 12 Becky Iverson, Escanaba MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic)
  • Oct 13 Derrick Moore, NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 13 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)
  • Oct 13 Trevor Hoffman, Anaheim CA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Oct 13 Steve Vickers, English footballer
  • Oct 13 Kate Walsh, American actress
  • Oct 14 Arleen Sorkin, actress (Days of Our Lives, America's Funniest Videos)
  • Oct 14 Dave Hajek, Roseville CA, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Oct 14 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Oct 14 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • Oct 15 Carlos Garcia, Venezuela, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Oct 16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • Oct 16 Davina McCall, British television presenter
  • Oct 17 Adrianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star (1990 Futures-Chiba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Allen West, US metal guitarist (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Oct 17 Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Mark Johnson, Worcester MA, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Oct 17 Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)
  • Oct 17 Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oct 17 René Dif, Danish musician (Aqua)
  • Oct 18 Gary John Anderson, Wanganui NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 19 Amy Carter, US President Jimmy Carter's daughter/peace activist
  • Oct 19 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
  • Oct 20 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 20 Susan Tulley, British actress (Michelle-EastEnders)
  • Oct 20 Luigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor
  • Oct 20 Luck Mervil, Québécois actor and singer
  • Oct 20 Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
  • Oct 21 Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Oct 21 Gavin Brian Lovegrove, javelin (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 21 John Flaherty, catcher (San Diego Padres), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Stanley Richard, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 21 Paul Ince, English footballer
  • Oct 22 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • Oct 22 Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 22 Carlos Mencia, Honduras-born American comedian
  • Oct 23 Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star
  • Oct 23 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Oct 23 Dale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
  • Oct 24 Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
  • Oct 25 Anthony Johnson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 25 Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Oct 25 Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
  • Oct 26 Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Oct 26 Shelly Stokes, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 26 Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
  • Oct 27 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs)
  • Oct 27 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • Oct 28 James Joseph, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)

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Oct 28 Julia Roberts, American actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman), born in Smyrna, Georgia

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
  • Oct 28 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • Oct 28 Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director
  • Oct 29 Greg Gohr, Santa Clara California, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 29 Joely Fisher, actress (Paige-Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 29 Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Oct 29 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76
  • Oct 3 Woody Guthrie, rocker, dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
  • Oct 3 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 3 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
  • Oct 5 Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • Oct 7 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

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Oct 8 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Oct 9 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies


Oct 9 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Oct 9 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 12 Nat Pendleton, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless), dies at 72
  • Oct 12 Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
  • Oct 14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • Oct 17 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Japanese politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Japan (1946-54), dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94
  • Oct 24 Lyle Latell, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon), dies at 63
  • Oct 30 Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy's Hand), dies at 85
  • Oct 31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70