July 1967 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
  • Jul 3 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • Jul 7 Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.
  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
  • 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 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 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
  • Jul 15 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 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 First successful liver transplant, on 19 month old Julie Rodriguez by Dr Starzl at the University of Colorado

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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 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

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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)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
  • Jul 7 Jason R Rich, writer (Celebrity Teen Talk), born in Irvington, New York
  • Jul 9 Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • Jul 13 Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • Jul 13 Dean Barnett, American Conservative blogger
  • Jul 14 Patrick J. Kennedy, politician
  • Jul 16 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist
  • Jul 22 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • Jul 25 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
  • Jul 26 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer

Deaths in History

  • Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)

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Jul 9 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician, dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies
  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies