Historical Events in August 1967

  • Aug 1 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 1 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • Aug 2 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
  • Aug 2 The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
  • Aug 2 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)
  • Aug 3 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • Aug 3 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • Aug 4 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • Aug 4 British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
  • Aug 4 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
  • Aug 5 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
  • Aug 5 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down
  • Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 6 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 6 Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
  • Aug 8 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Aug 9 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • Aug 9 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
  • Aug 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • Aug 13 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • Aug 14 British pirate radio station Radio 270 broadcast from an offshore lugger, is forced to close down
  • Aug 14 Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
  • Aug 15 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
  • Aug 15 UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
  • Aug 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • Aug 16 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • Aug 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
  • Aug 18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • Aug 19 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1
  • Aug 20 Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Aug 21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Aug 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • Aug 21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • Aug 21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
  • Aug 24 Liberian flag designed
  • Aug 25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Aug 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • Aug 25 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • Aug 25 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die

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Aug 26 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Aug 26 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
  • Aug 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 26 28th Venice Film Festival: "Belle de Jour" directed by Luis Bunuel wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
  • Aug 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • Aug 29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • Aug 29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes

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Aug 30 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall