What Happened in January 1967

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots
  • Jan 1 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • Jan 1 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • Jan 1 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 1 St Helena adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 Tonga revises constitution
  • Jan 1 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 3 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • Jan 3 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
  • Jan 3 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4 Donald Campbell is killed while driving a Bluebird K7, a jet-powered boat, on Coniston Water; Campbell was trying to beat his own speed record
  • Jan 5 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins

  • Jan 6 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 6 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 6 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • Jan 6 United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
  • Jan 7 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 9 Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • Jan 9 "More of the Monkees" 2nd album by The Monkees is released

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 10 Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Jan 10 Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia
  • Jan 10 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California
  • Jan 11 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 12 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation and remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation
  • Jan 12 NBC premiers the colorized remake of "Dragnet"
  • Jan 13 Bloodless coup in Togo led by Lt. Col. Étienne Eyadéma and Kléber Dadjo
  • Jan 13 Rolling Stones appear again on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Jan 14 20,000 attend Human Be-In, San Francisco
  • Jan 14 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
  • Jan 14 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 14 Sonny & Cher release single "Beat Goes On"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • Jan 16 1st black government installed in Bahamas
  • Jan 16 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Alabama) African American sheriff in 20th century

  • Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
  • Jan 18 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • Jan 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 19 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
  • Jan 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
  • Jan 21 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • Jan 22 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Jan 26 Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
  • Jan 27 A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal
  • Jan 27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Jan 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • Jan 27 Treaty signed banning military use of nuclear weapons in space
  • Jan 28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
  • Jan 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances
  • Jan 29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 29 The Arusha Declaration written by Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere is issued, clarifying Tanzania's path towards Ujamaa (African socialism)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jan 30 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 109

  • Jan 1 Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 1 Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 1 Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • Jan 1 John Digweed, English DJ
  • Jan 1 Tim Dog, American rapper
  • Jan 2 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 2 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 2 Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • Jan 2 Francois Pienaar, Vereeniging Transvaal (now known as Gauteng Province), South African rugby player and captain of the Springboks
  • Jan 3 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jan 3 Magnus Gustafsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 4 David Toms, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001, US Seniors 2018), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Jan 4 Michael "Mike" Peterson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 4 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 4 Johnny Nelson, English boxer
  • Jan 4 Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
  • Jan 5 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 5 J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 5 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 5 Ricky Paull Goldin, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 5 Joe Flanigan, American actor
  • Jan 6 David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 6 Larry Donald, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 6 Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jan 7 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • Jan 7 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 7 Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
  • Jan 7 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer and eminent actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Tonk, Rajasthan
  • Jan 8 Hollis Conway, high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 8 Kent Jones, Portales NM, golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91)
  • Jan 8 Willie Anderson, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic bronze 1988)

Person of interestDave Matthews

Jan 9 Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
  • Jan 9 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jan 9 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • Jan 9 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
  • Jan 9 Steven Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)
  • Jan 10 Micky Michelle, [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • Jan 10 Trini Alvarado, actor (Frighteners)
  • Jan 10 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka
  • Jan 11 Jeff Bankett, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 11 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 11 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jan 12 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat), born in Corpus Christi,Texas
  • Jan 12 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
  • Jan 12 Mike Simms, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 12 Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
  • Jan 12 Vendela [Kirsebom], model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 13 Annie Jones, Australian actress
  • Jan 13 George Paterson, Scottish singer/songwriter DMP
  • Jan 14 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • Jan 14 Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 14 Tom Rhodes, actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)
  • Jan 14 Kerri Green, American actress
  • Jan 14 Saskia Wickham, British actress
  • Jan 14 Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society)
  • Jan 15 Lisa Lisa [Velez], American rock vocalist (Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15 Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
  • Jan 15 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
  • Jan 16 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 17 Gregory Caccia, Bayshore NY, team handball right back (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 17 William Michael Heinen Jr, Rayne LA, PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston)
  • Jan 17 Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17 Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
  • Jan 18 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • Jan 18 M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 18 Peter Cox Jr, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Jan 18 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • Jan 19 Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
  • Jan 19 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
  • Jan 20 Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
  • Jan 20 Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jan 20 Stacey Dash, actress (Dionne-Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 21 Ulf Stenlund, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 22 Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Jan 22 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
  • Jan 22 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • Jan 23 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Jan 23 Belkis Ayón, Cuban printmaker (collography), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 24 Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe California, 10k runner
  • Jan 24 Phil LaMarr, American voice actor
  • Jan 24 John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • Jan 25 Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jan 25 Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96)
  • Jan 25 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 25 Mark Bamford, American writer/director
  • Jan 26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 26 Katie Peterson-Parker, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jan 26 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
  • Jan 26 Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
  • Jan 27 Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 27 Carrington Garland, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 27 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star
  • Jan 27 Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 27 Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • Jan 27 Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • Jan 28 Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht), born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland
  • Jan 28 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 10 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 5 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Actor Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 10 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • Jan 1 Moon Mullican, American hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock), dies at 58

Person of interestJack Ruby

Jan 3 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Jan 3 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • Jan 4 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (set world land and water records in 1964), dies attempting a new water speed record at 45
  • Jan 6 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • Jan 7 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 7 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 39
  • Jan 10 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • Jan 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12 Holland Smith, American General in the U.S. Marine Corps, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 15 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
  • Jan 16 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 18 Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
  • Jan 19 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 24 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
  • Jan 26 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), dies at 51
  • Jan 26 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Jan 27 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • Jan 27 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 27 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 27 Virgil Grissom, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40
  • Jan 28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • Jan 29 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 30 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American sprinter the "Midnight Express" (1932 Olympics), dies at 58