Historical Events for Year 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; 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"
US Senator Edward W. BrookeUS Senator Edward W. Brooke Jan 10th - Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate
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
Jan 12th - Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer 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 - Coup in Togo
Jan 13th - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 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
Jan 14th - Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
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
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher 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
Jan 23rd - Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
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"
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial Jan 29th - "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs
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
Jan 30th - 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)
Jan 30th - 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
Feb 1st - Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 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
Feb 3rd - "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock 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 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
Rock Star Mick JaggerRock Star Mick Jagger Feb 12th - Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
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
Racing Car Driver Mario AndrettiRacing Car Driver Mario Andretti Feb 26th - 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)
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
Feb 28th - Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
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 the South Bank Centre opens in London
Mar 1st - WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
Mar 2nd - 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song
Mar 2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 3rd - Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 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 Fig 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
Mar 6th - 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win
Mar 6th - Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
Mar 6th - Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 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
Mar 12th - Indonesian congress strips president Sukarno of authority and names General Suharto as acting President
Mar 13th - Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto2nd President of Indonesia Suharto 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
Mar 14th - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
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

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