Historical Events in June 1967

  • Jun 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • Jun 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 3 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 66th Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 3 66th Women's French Championships: Francoise Durr beats Lesley Turner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
  • Jun 4 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
  • Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
  • Jun 5 Six-day war begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria
  • Jun 5 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • Jun 6 Israeli troops occupy Gaza during second day of the Six-Day War
  • Jun 7 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • Jun 7 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • Jun 8 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
  • Jun 9 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • Jun 9 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • Jun 9 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • Jun 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • Jun 10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jun 10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

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Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • Jun 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • Jun 11 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
  • Jun 11 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • Jun 12 US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • Jun 12 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

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Jun 13 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)

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Jun 14 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

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Jun 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • Jun 16 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

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Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ

  • Jun 18 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0

  • Jun 18 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • Jun 18 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

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Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Jun 20 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

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Jun 23 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jun 23 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution
  • Jun 25 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
  • Jun 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jun 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years
  • Jun 25 First global satellite television programme - Our World
  • Jun 26 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
  • Jun 27 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
  • Jun 27 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

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Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jun 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash

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Jun 30 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

  • Jun 30 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
  • Jun 30 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils