March 1967 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • Mar 6 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • Mar 7 Teamster pres Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • Mar 9 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West

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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
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 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

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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 15 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • Mar 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 16 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • Mar 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
  • 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 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
  • Mar 28 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Andrew Osmond, English writer
  • Mar 7 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka
  • Mar 10 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist
  • Mar 11 Brad Carson, American politician
  • Mar 14 Edward M Fincke, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 15 Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
  • Mar 17 Barry Minkow, American religious leader and ex-convict (fraud)
  • Mar 18 Ken Edenfield, American basenall player
  • Mar 20 Dana Rinehart Dalton, Orlando Florida, Miss Florida-America (1991)
  • Mar 21 Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
  • Mar 21 Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
  • Mar 25 Matthew Barney, American media artist
  • Mar 27 Paul Adams, American celebrity

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17 Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

Novelist Alice Walker
Alice Walker

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
  • Mar 4 Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 5 Mohammed H Mossadeq, premier of Persia (1951-53), dies
  • Mar 5 Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
  • Mar 7 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • Mar 17 Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Mar 20 A J F Moody, 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
  • Mar 27 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
  • Mar 27 Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • Mar 30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)