September 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 3 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu

CommunicationSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

Sep 3 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road

  • Sep 4 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • Sep 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • Sep 5 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • Sep 8 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
  • Sep 8 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
  • Sep 8 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • Sep 9 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • Sep 9 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • Sep 10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • Sep 10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • Sep 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
  • Sep 11 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
  • Sep 11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • Sep 11 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
  • Sep 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • Sep 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • Sep 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • Sep 19 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
  • Sep 20 Benin separates from Nigeria
  • Sep 20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland
  • Sep 20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 23 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
  • Sep 23 Radio Malta stops testing
  • Sep 26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 29 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • Sep 29 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
  • Sep 29 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • Sep 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • Sep 30 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 David Whissell, Quebec politician
  • Sep 5 Michele Ebadi, Miss Nebraska-America (1991), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 11 Kendra Lee Ruwe, Madison Idaho, Miss Idaho-America (1991)
  • Sep 11 Maria Bartiromo, financial broadcast journalist
  • Sep 16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
  • Sep 25 Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
  • Sep 13 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38
  • Sep 14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 18 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter (b. 1884)
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • Sep 24 Orville Caldwell, Deputy Major (LA-1940), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50