April 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 1st British ombudsman Sir Edward Compton begins work
  • Apr 1 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • Apr 3 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • Apr 4 Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
  • Apr 4 Dutch De Young government forms
  • Apr 4 Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
  • Apr 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

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Apr 6 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 7 Israeli/Syrian border fights
  • Apr 7 Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
  • Apr 9 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
  • Apr 9 The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • Apr 11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

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Apr 11 Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

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Apr 14 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Apr 14 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
  • Apr 14 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • Apr 16 Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings
  • Apr 17 Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
  • Apr 17 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
  • Apr 19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • Apr 20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • Apr 20 US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
  • Apr 20 US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
  • Apr 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 20 A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.
  • Apr 21 Evangelical Broadcasting begins in Netherlands
  • Apr 21 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
  • Apr 21 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC
  • Apr 22 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
  • Apr 23 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
  • Apr 24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
  • Apr 25 Abortion legalized in Colorado
  • Apr 25 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
  • Apr 25 Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 26 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
  • Apr 27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • Apr 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 29 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
  • Apr 30 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 5 Gary Gait, Canadian lacrosse player
  • Apr 9 Alex Kahn, American artist
  • Apr 11 Stefan Johnstown, Norwegian speed walker (world record 20 km)
  • Apr 14 Marla Wynne, Easton Penn, Miss Penn-America (1991) (top 10)
  • Apr 15 Alt, Brazilian comic creator
  • Apr 19 Steven H Silver, American science fiction editor
  • Apr 25 Angel Martino, Americus GA, 50m/100m freestyle (Oly-gold/2 br-92, 96)
  • Apr 27 Willem-Alexander CGF, King of the Netherlands (2013-)
  • Apr 27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Media proprietor Rupert Murdoch (36) weds journalist Anna Torv (22)

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Deaths in History

  • Apr 5 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
  • Apr 11 Donald Sangster, Jamaican prime-minister (b. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44

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Apr 19 Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Apr 21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 24 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, US director (El Cid, Last Frontier), dies at 60