What Happened in April 1967

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 1st British ombudsman Sir Edward Compton begins work
  • Apr 1 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • Apr 2 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Apr 3 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 3 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • Apr 4 Amsterdam Marines chase "Nozems" or rebellious youth out of Central Station
  • Apr 4 Dutch De Young government forms

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Apr 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

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Apr 6 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 7 Israeli Syrian border fights
  • Apr 7 Tom Donahue, San Francisco DJ begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
  • Apr 8 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard Foinavon wins
  • Apr 8 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • Apr 9 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • Apr 9 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
  • Apr 9 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • Apr 9 The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

  • Apr 11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

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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 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • Apr 14 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • Apr 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • Apr 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Apr 19 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
  • Apr 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • Apr 19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • Apr 20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • Apr 20 NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
  • Apr 20 US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
  • 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 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • 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 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Apr 23 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

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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 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • Apr 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

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Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Apr 29 "Respect" single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)
  • Apr 30 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR)
  • Apr 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • Apr 30 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Phil Demmel, American musician
  • Apr 2 Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • Apr 2 Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
  • Apr 3 Brent Gilchrist, Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Apr 3 Pervis Ellison, NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 4 Juliana "Juli" Furtado, American cyclist (Olympics 10th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Gary Gait, Canadian lacrosse player
  • Apr 6 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 7 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 7 Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
  • Apr 8 Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
  • Apr 8 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • Apr 9 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Apr 9 Alex Kahn, American artist
  • Apr 10 Donald Dufresne, Rimouski, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 10 Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • Apr 11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Apr 11 Mark Seay, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 11 Stefan Johnstown, Norwegian speed walker (world record 20 km)
  • Apr 11 Wendel Suckow, Marquette Mich, luger (Olympics 1994)
  • Apr 12 Bobby Abrams, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Apr 12 Donna Andrews, LPGA golfer (1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 12 Kirk Everist, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 12 Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)
  • Apr 12 Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter (Saint Etienne), born in Chelmsford
  • Apr 13 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 13 Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
  • Apr 14 Barret Martin, rocker (Screaming Trees)
  • Apr 14 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Apr 14 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Apr 14 Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • Apr 14 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • Apr 14 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 15 Dara Torres, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 15 Lance Zeno, NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)
  • Apr 15 Mark Mortimer, actor (Nick Hudson-Another World)
  • Apr 15 Suzy Green, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 15 Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
  • Apr 15 Alt, Brazilian comic creator
  • Apr 16 Charles Evans, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 17 Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 17 Leslie Bega, actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Marquis Grisom, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleve Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 17 Timothy Gibbs, actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
  • Apr 17 Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 17 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
  • Apr 17 Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
  • Apr 17 Birgitta Jonsdottir, Icelandic politician, Head of the Pirate Party, born in Reykjavík
  • Apr 18 Jayce Fincher Jr, heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • Apr 18 Kenneth Gant, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Apr 18 Marcel Valk, soccer player (RKC, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Apr 18 Maria Bello, American actress
  • Apr 19 Steven H Silver, American sci-fi editor
  • Apr 19 Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter
  • Apr 20 J D Roth, Beverly Hills California, TV host (Fun House)
  • Apr 20 Lara Jill Miller, actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 20 Miroslav Stefanovic, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Apr 20 Townsend Saunders, White Sands NM, freestyle wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Apr 20 Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)
  • Apr 22 Bart Bowen, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Apr 22 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 22 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 22 Sheryl Lee, Boulder Colo, actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder)
  • Apr 22 Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
  • Apr 23 Brent Muscat, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • Apr 23 Melina Kanakaredes, actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 23 Rheal Cormier, New Brunswick, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Apr 24 Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 24 Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 24 Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • Apr 25 Angel Martino, Americus GA, 50m/100m freestyle (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96)
  • Apr 26 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 26 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
  • Apr 26 Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 27 Bridgette Gordon, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988)
  • Apr 27 Willem-Alexander CGF, King of the Netherlands (2013-)
  • Apr 27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer
  • Apr 27 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician
  • Apr 27 Erik Thomson, Australian actor
  • Apr 27 Jason Whitlock, American sportswriter
  • Apr 28 Monique Noel, playmate (May, 1989), born in Salem, Oregon
  • Apr 28 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 29 Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 29 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, Kirkland Wash, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Apr 29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 29 Rachel Williams, model (Absolut Vodka, Elle), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Apr 29 Master P, American rapper
  • Apr 30 Steven Mackintosh, British actor

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 2 Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Media proprietor Rupert Murdoch (36) weds journalist Anna Torv (22)

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • Apr 4 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 4 Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
  • Apr 5 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
  • Apr 7 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • Apr 11 Donald Sangster, Jamaican prime-minister (b. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
  • Apr 15 Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
  • Apr 15 Totò [Antonio Clemente], Italian actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 16 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, dies at 86
  • Apr 17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Apr 21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 22 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • Apr 24 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38