Historical Events in 1967

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  • Jan 1 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots
  • Jan 1 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • Jan 1 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • Jan 1 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 1 St Helena adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 Tonga revises constitution
  • Jan 1 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 3 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • Jan 3 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
  • Jan 3 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4 Donald Campbell is killed while driving a Bluebird K7, a jet-powered boat, on Coniston Water; Campbell was trying to beat his own speed record
  • Jan 5 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • Jan 6 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 6 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 6 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • Jan 6 United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
  • Jan 7 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 9 Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 10 Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Jan 10 Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
  • Jan 10 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California
  • Jan 11 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission

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Jan 12 Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 12 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
  • Jan 12 NBC premiers the colorized remake of "Dragnet"
  • Jan 13 Bloodless coup in Togo led by Lt. Col. Étienne Eyadéma and Kléber Dadjo
  • Jan 13 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Jan 14 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
  • Jan 14 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
  • Jan 14 NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

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Jan 14 Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • Jan 16 1st black government installed in Bahamas
  • Jan 16 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
  • Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
  • Jan 18 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • Jan 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 19 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
  • Jan 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
  • Jan 21 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • Jan 22 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10

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Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Jan 26 Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
  • Jan 27 A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal
  • Jan 27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Jan 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • Jan 27 Treaty signed banning military use of nuclear weapons in space
  • Jan 28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • Jan 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances
  • Jan 29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 1 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 1 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

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Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • Feb 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • Feb 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Feb 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • Feb 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 8 Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
  • Feb 8 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Feb 12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
  • Feb 14 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
  • Feb 14 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
  • Feb 15 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • Feb 15 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Feb 15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
  • Feb 15 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win
  • Feb 16 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
  • Feb 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
  • Feb 18 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 22 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII
  • Feb 23 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted
  • Feb 23 John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
  • Feb 23 US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War
  • Feb 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Feb 27 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
  • Feb 27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • Feb 27 Rio de la Plata Treaty

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 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
  • Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • 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 pres 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

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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 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
  • Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • Apr 1 1st British ombudsman Sir Edward Compton begins work
  • Apr 1 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • Apr 2 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Apr 3 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 3 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • Apr 4 Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
  • Apr 4 Dutch De Young government forms
  • Apr 4 Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
  • Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • Apr 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 7 Israeli/Syrian border fights
  • Apr 7 Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
  • Apr 8 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard Foinavon wins
  • Apr 8 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • Apr 9 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • Apr 9 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
  • Apr 9 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • Apr 9 The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

  • Apr 11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11 Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

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Apr 14 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Apr 14 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
  • Apr 14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • Apr 14 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • Apr 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • Apr 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • Apr 16 Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings
  • Apr 17 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
  • Apr 17 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers