Historical Events in December 1967

  • Dec 1 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
  • Dec 1 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Dec 1 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Dec 2 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
  • Dec 2 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
  • Dec 3 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)

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Dec 3 Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Dec 3 Final run of "20th Century Limited" famed NY-Chicago luxury train

MurderAssassination Attempt

Dec 3 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Dec 5 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple" opens at 94 Baker Street, London

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Dec 5 Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Dec 7 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Dec 7 Otis Redding records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
  • Dec 8 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
  • Dec 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals

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Dec 9 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison

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Dec 9 Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Dec 11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • Dec 11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
  • Dec 11 People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
  • Dec 11 Supersonic airliner prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
  • Dec 12 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
  • Dec 13 United Soccer Association & National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
  • Dec 13 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
  • Dec 13 San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
  • Dec 14 DNA created in a test tube

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Dec 14 Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Dec 15 Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • Dec 15 Joe Garagiola joins "Today" show panel
  • Dec 15 Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hr, 34 die
  • Dec 15 The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.
  • Dec 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
  • Dec 17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne.
  • Dec 19 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 20 "The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres

  • Dec 20 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • Dec 20 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
  • Dec 23 Brussels: NATO Council accept "Flexible Response" strategy
  • Dec 24 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 24 Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand

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Dec 25 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 26 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • Dec 26 Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands
  • Dec 28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 28 Muriel Siebert is 1st woman to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange
  • Dec 28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • Dec 29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • Dec 29 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
  • Dec 30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Dec 30 Great Western Forum opens in LA
  • Dec 31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • Dec 31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
  • Dec 31 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 31 "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13°F)