1967 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 431

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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)
  • May 1 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
  • May 1 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
  • May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)
  • May 3 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • May 4 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
  • May 6 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College, Pennsylvania
  • May 6 Zakir Hussain elected 1st Muslim president of India
  • May 8 The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
  • May 9 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
  • May 9 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
  • May 10 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
  • May 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 11 100,000,000th US phone connected
  • May 11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • May 12 H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
  • May 12 Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • May 15 "In re Gault", US Supreme Court rules juveniles accused of crimes should be given same legal rights as adults
  • May 16 Philalphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
  • May 17 Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
  • May 17 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years
  • May 18 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • May 18 Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • May 19 US bombs Hanoi (Vietnam War)
  • May 19 USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space
  • May 20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • May 22 "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
  • May 22 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • May 22 Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
  • May 23 Government bans submarines near South Africa
  • May 25 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
  • May 28 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
  • May 28 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • May 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 29 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19

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May 29 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 30 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
  • May 30 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

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May 30 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Jun 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
  • Jun 5 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins
  • Jun 5 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • Jun 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • Jun 6 Israeli troops occupy Gaza during second day of the Six-Day War
  • Jun 7 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • Jun 7 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
  • Jun 8 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
  • Jun 9 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • Jun 9 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • Jun 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • Jun 10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jun 10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 11 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
  • Jun 11 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • Jun 12 US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • Jun 12 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus

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Jun 13 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)
  • Jun 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

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Jun 23 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jun 23 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 110 of 110

  • Dec 5 Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Dec 7 Vaclav Chalupa, Czechoslovakia, rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989)
  • Dec 14 Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
  • Dec 19 Criss Angel [Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos], Hempstead, New York, American magician and illusionist (Criss Angel Mindfreak)
  • Dec 21 Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia
  • Dec 23 Tim Fountain, British playwright
  • Dec 24 Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
  • Dec 28 Chris Ware, American cartoonist
  • Dec 29 Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian journalist
  • Dec 29 Andy Wachowski, American director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 143 of 143

  • 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
  • Oct 2 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 5 Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • Oct 7 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

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Oct 8 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Oct 9 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies


Oct 9 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Oct 9 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician leader
  • Oct 14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • Oct 17 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Japanese politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Japan (1946-54), dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
  • Nov 7 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58
  • Nov 12 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, dies at 53
  • Nov 15 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37
  • Nov 19 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • Nov 21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • Nov 22 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 24 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • Nov 25 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Leon Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies
  • Nov 28 Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902)
  • Dec 2 Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92
  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic (Wizard of Oz), dies at 72

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Dec 8 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, dies in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter while training at 32

  • Dec 9 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
  • Dec 17 [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect, dies at 83
  • Dec 19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
  • Dec 23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, head of 1st Zen Institute of America, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Béla Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)

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Dec 30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey