On This Day

What Happened in July 1967

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • Jul 1 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • Jul 1 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
  • Jul 3 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles

  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
  • Jul 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • Jul 10 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jul 11 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)

Music History

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

  • Jul 12 Race riot in Newark, New Jersey, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
  • Jul 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • Jul 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits

Musical Finale

Jul 15 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography

  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Association champions
  • Jul 15 USSR performs 23-kilo ton nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR

British Golf Open

Jul 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

LPGA Championship

Jul 16 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

  • Jul 16 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
  • Jul 16 Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
  • Jul 17 Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
  • Jul 17 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 18 Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY
  • Jul 19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • Jul 19 Race riots in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 19 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

Historic Event

Jul 20 Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versilia Prize, recognizing “world personalities who work for culture and understanding between peoples”

  • Jul 20 Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 22 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jul 23 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • Jul 23 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 23 First successful liver transplant, on 19 month old Julie Rodriguez by Dr Starzl at the University of Colorado
  • Jul 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
  • Jul 24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana

Historic Event

Jul 24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

  • Jul 24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • Jul 24 Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

Historic Event

Jul 24 First modern hospice St Christopher's founded by Dr. Cicely Saunders in London, England, beginning of modern palliative care and the hospice movement

  • Jul 25 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • Jul 26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • Jul 27 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms

Historic Event

Jul 27 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

  • Jul 27 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • Jul 29 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • Jul 29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • Jul 30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)

Music History

Jul 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence


Famous Birthdays

Pamela Anderson

Jul 1 Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Feb 1990), born in Ladysmith, British Columbia

  • Jul 2 Debee Ashby, Coventry England, topless model (There's Girl in My Soup)
  • Jul 3 Amy Van Horne, American actress (Carla Solieto-The City)
  • Jul 3 Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Jul 4 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Jul 4 Andy Walker, Canadian television personality, born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Jul 5 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 5 Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist (Italian Donald Duck comics), born in Thiene, Italy
  • Jul 6 David Whitmore, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Daingerfield, Texas
  • Jul 6 Omar Olivares, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 6 Heather Nova, Bermudian singer and songwriter (Oyster), born in Bermuda
  • Jul 7 Alfred Jackson, American CFL receiver (BC Lions), born in Caldwell, Texas
  • Jul 7 Erik van der More, football player (FC Utrecht)
  • Jul 7 Jason R. Rich, American writer (Celebrity Teen Talk), born in Irvington, New York
  • Jul 7 Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver, born in Hobro, Denmark
  • Jul 7 Jackie Neal, American singer, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • Jul 9 Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • Jul 10 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 10 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 10 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • Jul 11 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 11 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jul 11 Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • Jul 12 Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jul 12 Richard Herring, English comedian
  • Jul 12 John Petrucci, American progressive rock guitarist (Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"), born in Kings Park, New York
  • Jul 13 Pat Rapp, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Jennings, Louisiana
  • Jul 13 Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
  • Jul 13 Dean Barnett, American Conservative blogger, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Jul 14 Glen Scrivener, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 14 Hashan Tillekeratne, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • Jul 14 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • Jul 14 Robin Ventura, American infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Jul 14 Patrick J. Kennedy, American politician (Rep-D-Rhode Island 1995-2011), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 15 Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety, 1998-2001 (Pittsburgh Steelers, and 2 other teams), and defensive caosh (Pittsburgh, 2011-17), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jul 15 Adam Savage, American film special effects designer and television personality (MythBusters0, born in New York City
  • Jul 16 Roger Duffy, American NFL guard and center (NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 16 Will Ferrell, American comedian (Step Brothers), born in Irvine, California
  • Jul 16 Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France
  • Jul 17 Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard & basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Jeff Lageman, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Vin Diesel

Jul 18 Vin Diesel [Mark Sinclair], American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Alameda County, California

  • Jul 19 Christian Bergstrom, Swedish tennis player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jul 19 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Ian Beckles, Canadian NFL guard, 1990-98 (Tampa Bay Bucs; Philadelphia Eagles), and radio broadcaster, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 20 Jon Normile, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Reed Diamond, American actor (Homicide: Life On The Street; Moneyball; Good Night and Good Luck), born in New York City
  • Jul 21 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Jul 21 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 22 Pat Badger, American heavy metal bassist (Extreme - "More Than Words"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 22 Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
  • Jul 22 Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • Jul 22 Rhys Ifans [Evans], Welsh actor (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), and rock singer (The Peth), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • Jul 23 Nicole Muns-Jagerman, Dutch tennis star, born in Amstelveen, Netherlands

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Jul 23 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • Jul 24 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • Jul 24 Nick Nurse, American basketball head coach (NBA C'ship 2019, Toronto Raptors; Canadian men's national team), born in Carroll, Iowa
  • Jul 25 Dave Jareckie, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jul 25 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California

Matt LeBlanc

Jul 25 Matt LeBlanc, American actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • Jul 25 Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress (The Steve Harvey Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 25 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee, born in Kaupanger, Norway
  • Jul 26 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, born in Hammonton, New Jersey (d. 2003)
  • Jul 26 Tim Schafer, American computer game designer, born in Sonoma, California

Jason Statham

Jul 26 Jason Statham, British actor (The Transporter, Crank), born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

  • Jul 27 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Jul 27 Emiel van Eijkeren, Dutch soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jul 27 Neil Smith, English cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jul 27 Sasha Mitchell, American actor (Spike of Bensonhurst), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Juliana Hatfield, American musician (Blake Babies; The Lemonheads), born in Wiscasset, Maine
  • Jul 27 Kellie Waymire, American actress (Six Feet Under), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Jul 28 Alex Galtcheniouk, American hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 31 Elizabeth Wurtzel, American author (Prozac Nation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jul 31 Rodney Harvey, actor (Salsa)
  • Jul 31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 31 Tony Massenburg, American NBA forward who played for 12 different teams, born in Sussex, Virginia
  • Jul 31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • Jul 31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings

Richie Benaud

Jul 26 Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)

Vivien Leigh

Jul 8 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind; A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53

Fatima Jinnah

Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, dies officially of a heart failure at 73 but rumors of foul play by the military junta persist

  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

John Coltrane

Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), dies of liver cancer at 40

  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazilian military leader and 26th President of Brazil (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies

Basil Rathbone

Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

Jimmie Foxx

Jul 21 immie Foxx, American Baseball HOF first baseman (9 x MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933; Philadelphia A's, Boston RS), dies after choking on food at 59

  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, American Air Force pilot during Vietnam War (youngest to shoot down a MiG), shot down at 24
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • Jul 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), dies of stroke at 35
  • Jul 31 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), dies at 66
  • Jul 31 Margaret Kennedy, English novelist (The Constant Nymph), dies at 71