Historical Events in 1967

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

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

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Jan 14th Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"

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

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Jan 23rd Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30th 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 30th 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 1st Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 1st WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2nd Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 2nd Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

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Feb 3rd "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

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

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

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

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

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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 14th 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 15th AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • Mar 15th Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 15th WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 16th Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 18th Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18th Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 19th French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • Mar 19th Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • Mar 20th The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • Mar 20th WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 22nd Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 24th University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
  • Mar 25th 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
  • Mar 25th The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 25th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 25th Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • Mar 26th 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win
  • Mar 26th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
  • Mar 26th Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
  • Mar 28th "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 28th UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • Mar 29th WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30th Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
  • Mar 31st 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • Apr 1st 1st British ombudsman Sir Edward Compton begins work
  • Apr 1st The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • Apr 2nd Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Apr 3rd WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 3rd 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • Apr 4th Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
  • Apr 4th Dutch De Young government forms
  • Apr 4th Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
  • Apr 5th '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • Apr 5th ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

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Apr 6th Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

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Apr 14th General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 19th "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