Historical Events in February 1967

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

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Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • Feb 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • Feb 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Feb 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • Feb 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania

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Feb 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 8 Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
  • Feb 8 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater

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

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

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

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

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

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain