What Happened in 1967

Historical Events

  • Feb 22 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.
  • 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."

1967 in Film & TV

  • Jun 25 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
  • Jul 11 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • Aug 13 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released
  • Aug 29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • Dec 11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)
  • Dec 16 "Playtime", French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released

1967 in Music

  • Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)
  • Apr 29 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967
  • May 12 "Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience first released - one of the most influential debut albums ever
  • May 26 EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • Jul 1 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • Nov 27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December

1967 in Sport

Did You Know?

The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

On June 27, 1967

Would You Believe?

Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne

On December 17, 1967

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 10 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • Feb 14 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris
  • Feb 14 Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

Famous Divorces

  • Jan 5 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage
  • Jan 10 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • Apr 6 American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson (25) divorces Sandi McTaggart (23) in Los Angeles, California, after 2-1/2 years of marriage

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