Historical Events in April 1967

  • 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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Apr 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

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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

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
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
  • Apr 19 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
  • Apr 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • Apr 19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • Apr 20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • Apr 20 NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
  • Apr 20 US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
  • Apr 20 US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
  • Apr 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 20 A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.
  • Apr 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • Apr 21 Evangelical Broadcasting begins in Netherlands
  • Apr 21 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
  • Apr 21 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC
  • Apr 22 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
  • Apr 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Apr 23 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
  • Apr 25 Abortion legalized in Colorado
  • Apr 25 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
  • Apr 25 Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • Apr 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 26 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
  • Apr 27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • Apr 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Apr 29 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
  • Apr 30 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR)
  • Apr 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • Apr 30 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers