Historical Events in July 1967

  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • Jul 1 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • Jul 1 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • Jul 2 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
  • Jul 2 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
  • Jul 3 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • Jul 4 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • Jul 7 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
  • Jul 7 Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • Jul 10 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)

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Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Jul 12 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0
  • Jul 12 Race riot in Newark, NJ, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
  • Jul 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • Jul 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • Jul 14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • Jul 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
  • Jul 15 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
  • Jul 15 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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Jul 16 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 16 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
  • Jul 17 Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
  • Jul 17 Race riots in Cairo Illinois
  • Jul 18 Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY
  • Jul 19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • Jul 19 Race riots in Durham NC
  • Jul 19 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

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Jul 20 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

  • Jul 20 Race riots in Memphis Tenn
  • Jul 22 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • Jul 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
  • Jul 22 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 23 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • Jul 23 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • Jul 24 Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana

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Jul 24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jul 24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • Jul 24 Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • Jul 25 Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • Jul 26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • Jul 27 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

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Jul 27 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 27 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • Jul 29 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • Jul 29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • Jul 30 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
  • Jul 30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)

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Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger