What Happened on May 12, 1967

Historical Events

Music Concert

1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London

  • 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film Release

Columbia Pictures releases "Good Times" a musical comedy western staring Sonny & Cher and George Sanders; Cher's 1st starring role is also the feature debut of director William Friedkin

  • H. Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Album Release

Track Records releases "Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience - one of the most influential debut albums ever

1967 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • Julius Kalas, Czech composer, dies at 64

About May 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Happening - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Silence Is Golden - Tremeloes