On This Day

What Happened in June 1967

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 1 EMI releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" nation-wide in the UK; it goes to number one for 22 weeks in the UK
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • Jun 2 Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson bests fellow Australian Tony Roche, 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th, and final, Grand Slam title

  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Emmy Awards

Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win

  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Music History

Jun 4 American guitarist Jimi Hendrix covers new Beatles song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at Saville Theatre (London), just days after its release, with George Harrison and Paul McCartney in the audience

Six-Day War

Jun 5 Six-Day War begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria

  • Jun 5 American mass murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair (later reversed, dies in prison)
  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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 and Bethlehem
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 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 9 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 10 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, California
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • 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

Sports History

Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans

  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • 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 In the case of Loving v. Virginia, United States Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws against interracial marriages
  • Jun 12 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5 in 22 innings at D.C. Stadium

Film Premiere

Jun 12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

Historic Event

Jun 13 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st African American Supreme Court justice

  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)

Television Premiere

Jun 14 "The Steve Allen Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS-TV

  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

Historic Event

Jun 14 California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so

Film Release

Jun 14 British film "To Sir, with Love" directed by James Clavell and starring Sidney Poitier is 1st released in the US

  • Jun 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

Film Release

Jun 15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • Jun 16 50,000 attend first day of the Monterey International Pop Festival - beginning of the Summer of Love
  • Jun 16 The first Montreux Jazz Festival is held in Switzerland, created by Claude Nobs [1]
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

Music Concert

Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: "A Happening in Central Park" concert performance for audience of 135,000

  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear power by exploding a hydrogen bomb
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus shoots a final round 65 for a new tournament record 275, 4 strokes ahead of Arnold Palmer

  • Jun 18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 at the Astrodome, Houston
  • Jun 18 Closing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, and Otis Redding

Music History

Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 20 Mohammed Ali [Cassius Clay] sentenced to 5 years by jury after 21 minutes of deliberation for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces during the Vietnam War
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

Summit of Interest

Jun 23 US President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey (about halfway between NYC and Washington, DC) [1]

  • Jun 23 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd from Connecticut (D). for misusing campaign funds
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus

  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution
  • Jun 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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"
  • Jun 26 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals including Karol Józef Wojtyła, the Archbishop of Cracow and future Pope John Paul II
  • Jun 27 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
  • Jun 27 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

Music History

Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

  • Jun 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem

Music History

Jun 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge

Historic Event

Jun 30 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

  • Jun 30 Former Congolese Prime Minister Moise Tsjombe's plane hijacked to Algeria
  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Phillies utility man Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless 9th inning in 12-3 loss to SF Giants; Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in MLB in 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • Jun 2 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 2 Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • Jun 3 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 3 William "Bill" Carlucci, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 3 Anderson Cooper, American reporter and TV presenter (CNN), born in New York City
  • Jun 4 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 4 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Jun 5 Joe Deloach, American 200m runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Jun 5 Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 5 Ray Lankford, Modesto California, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jun 5 Ron Livingston, American actor (Band of Brothers), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Jun 6 Max Casella, American actor (Doogie Howser - "Vinnie"; The Sopranos - "Benny"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 6 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 6 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • Jun 6 Paul Giamatti, American actor
  • Jun 7 Sarah Malin, actress (Stephane Prescott-Another World), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Jun 7 Terance Mathis, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl, All-Pro 1994; Atlanta Falcons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Dave Navarro, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, (Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1993-98), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 8 Neil Mitchell, Scottish rock keyboardist (Wet Wet Wet - "Good Night Gir"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
  • Jun 8 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • Jun 9 Robert Reading, American 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 9 Dean Felber, American rock bassist (Hootie and the Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be With You"), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jun 9 Dean Dinning, American bass player and record producer (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born
  • Jun 10 Human Beatbox [Darren Robinson], American rapper and actor (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock), born in Manning, South Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Jun 10 Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • Jun 11 Clare Carey, American actress (Coach), born in Rhodesia
  • Jun 12 Neil Maxwell, Fijian cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW), born in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Jun 12 Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress (The Importance of Being Earnest), born in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England
  • Jun 12 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and screenwriter, born in Madrid
  • Jun 13 Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 14 Ante Miše, Croatian soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse), born in Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jun 14 Dedrick Dodge, American NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Wendy Lian Williams, American diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 14 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • Jun 15 Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
  • Jun 16 John Franklin, American actor (Cousin Itt in The Adams Family), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • Jun 16 Jürgen Klopp, German football manager (Liverpool), born in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • Jun 17 Keith Sims, American football offensive guard (Pro Bowl 1993–95; Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 17 Terry Davis, American NBA forward & center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards), born in Danville, Virginia
  • Jun 17 Eric Stefani, American musician (No Doubt, 1986-95 - "Don't Talk"; "Spiderwebs"), born in Fullerton, California
  • Jun 19 Eric Schweig, Inuvik Canada, actor (Dead Man's Walk)
  • Jun 19 Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • Jun 19 Mia Sara, American actress
  • Jun 20 Joey Cathcart, American rock guitarist (Nelson - "Love & Affection") (d. 2021)
  • Jun 20 Pat Jablonski, American NHL goalie, 1989-98 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), born in Toledo, Ohio

Nicole Kidman

Jun 20 Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress (Dead Calm; The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Jun 20 Anthony Smith, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • Jun 20 [Matthew] Murphy Karges, American bassist (Sugar Ray - "Every Morning"), born in Orange County, California
  • Jun 20 Francis Reyes, Filipino new wave and Pinoy rock guitarist (The Dawn), broadcaster, and music editor, born in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
  • Jun 21 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 21 Michele Smith, Califon NJ, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jun 21 Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 21 Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire (founded eBay), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 21 Jim Breuer, American comedian and actor, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Jun 22 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 22 Eric Green, American football tight end (Pro Bowl 1993, 94 Pittsburgh Steelers; Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 22 Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Jun 23 Derrick Walker, American NFL tight end, 1990-98 (San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Glenwood, Illinois,
  • Jun 23 Helen Geake, British archaeologist, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Jun 24 Sherry Stringfield, American actress (Dr. Susan Lewis-ER, Laura-NYPD Blue), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 24 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Jun 24 Crystal Carson, Spaulding NE, actress (Cartel, Julia-General Hospital)
  • Jun 24 Jeff Cease, American rock guitarist (Black Crowes, 1989-91 - "Hard To Handle"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jun 24 [Zven] Richard Kruspe, German heavy metal guitarist (Rammstein), and vocalist (Emigrate), born in Wittenberge, East Germany
  • Jun 24 Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
  • Jun 25 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 25 Joan Smith, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 25 Roshan Jurangpathy, Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Colombo CC), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jun 26 Travis Fine, American actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 27 Lester Archambeau, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Montville, New Jersey
  • Jun 27 Michelle Torres, American tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Matt Karchner, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 28 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 29 John Wehner, American MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 Melora Hardin, American actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 29 Murray Foster, Canadian musician (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea), born in Thorn Hill, Ontario
  • Jun 30 Rudi Steyn, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995), born in Kimberley, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Sheila Hudson, American triple jumper (US record 1992), born in Wurzburg, Germany

Famous Weddings

John Denver

Jun 6 American pop singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota; divorce in 1982

Margrethe II

Jun 10 Margrethe II of Denmark (27) weds Prince Henrik of Denmark (32) at the Naval Church of Copenhagen in Denmark

  • Jun 23 British bassist John Entwistle (22) of rock group Who weds Alison Wise

O.J. Simpson

Jun 24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

Nolan Ryan

Jun 25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

Maggie Smith

Jun 29 Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Jun 3 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, British journalist, critic, and children's book author (Swallows and Amazons), dies at 83
  • Jun 3 Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal (WWII), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, American entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Jun 5 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • Jun 6 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47
  • Jun 7 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 7 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), dies at 57
  • Jun 8 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, Polish composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 10 Frank Butler, American actor and screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

Spencer Tracy

Jun 10 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • Jun 12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • Jun 13 Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), dies at 71

Eddie Eagan

Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold light heavyweight 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 4-man 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Jun 16 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), dies at 75
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 18 William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), dies at 49
  • Jun 22 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer, dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55
  • Jun 26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress, sister of Catherine Deneuve dies in a car accident at 25

Jayne Mansfield

Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34

  • Jun 29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72

Primo Carnera

Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), dies of alcohol-related liver disease at 60