Historical Events in March 1967

  • Mar 1 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
  • Mar 1 US House of Representatives expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
  • Mar 1 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • Mar 1 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • Mar 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • Mar 5 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison

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Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 6 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • Mar 6 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 9 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
  • Mar 11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet

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Mar 12 Indonesian congress strips president Sukarno of authority and names General Suharto as acting President

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Mar 13 Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
  • Mar 13 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC
  • Mar 14 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith

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Mar 14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 15 Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • Mar 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 16 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • Mar 19 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • Mar 20 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
  • Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 25 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • Mar 26 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win
  • Mar 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
  • Mar 26 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 28 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • Mar 29 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed

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Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix