On This Day

Historical Events in 1967

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  • Jan 1 Canadian Amateur Football Association formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union; turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 Second day's play in Calcutta 2nd cricket Test, India v W Indies is cancelled by riots; ticket holders denied access starts trouble outside ground; escalates with fires in stands and pitch damage; WI win by 45
  • Jan 1 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • Jan 1 NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • Jan 1 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs
  • 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 "The 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 English land and boat racer Donald Campbell is killed while driving jet-powered boat Bluebird K7 on Coniston Water in England trying to beat his own water speed record
  • Jan 5 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins

Television Finale

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 9 Georgia legislature seats Representative Julian Bond
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Jan 9 "More of the Monkees" second album by The Monkees is released

Election of Interest

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

  • Jan 10 Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia
  • Jan 10 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network

NBA All-Star Game

Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF

  • Jan 11 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
  • Jan 11 San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season

Sports History

Jan 12 Louisville, Kentucky draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali [1]

  • Jan 12 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation; remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation
  • Jan 12 NBC revival of Jack Webb's police drama "Dragnet", now broadcast in color, debuts; runs through 1970
  • Jan 13 Bloodless coup in Togo led by Lt. Col. Étienne Eyadéma and Kléber Dadjo
  • 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 Single

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

TV Show Appearance

Jan 15 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]

  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • Jan 16 1st black government installed in Bahamas led by Lynden Pindling as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party
  • Jan 16 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Alabama) African American sheriff in 20th century

NHL All-Star Game

Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 3-0; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C

  • 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)

NBA Record

Jan 20 Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain makes all 15 of his field goal attempts in a 119-108 win over LA Lakers; NBA record for consecutive shots made; beats mark twice before 1966-67 season ends

  • Jan 21 6th AFL All Star Game, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 30-23: MVPs: Babe Parilli, Boston Patriots, QB; Verlon Biggs, NY Jets, DE
  • Jan 21 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti

NFL Pro Bowl

Jan 22 17th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 20-10; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Floyd Peters, Philadelphia Eagles, DT

Sports History

Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

  • 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

Apollo 1 Fire

Jan 27 A fire in the Apollo 1 Command Module kills astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. 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

Hall of Fame

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 (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 29 The Arusha Declaration written by Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere is issued, clarifying Tanzania's path towards Ujamaa (African socialism)

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Nancy Richey wins her first and only Australian title; beats home favourite Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-4

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson repeats previous year's result; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 for his 5th straight Australian title

  • Feb 1 Severe bushfires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 1 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Feb 1 The 10-team American Basketball Association (ABA) with George Mikan as Commissioner is formed and lasts 9 years; its three-point shot remains a feature of the game

  • Feb 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

Music History

Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" cover version by "Senator Bobby" hits #20 on the pop singles chart
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • Feb 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • Feb 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Feb 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • Feb 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 8 Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
  • Feb 8 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
  • Feb 12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting

Music History

Feb 14 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

  • Feb 14 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
  • Feb 15 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • Feb 15 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Feb 15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)

Golden Globes

Feb 15 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win

  • Feb 16 NY Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
  • Feb 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 22 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.
  • Feb 23 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted
  • Feb 23 John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner

Historic Publication

Feb 23 Noam Chomsky's anti-Vietnam war essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals" is published by the New York Review of Books

  • Feb 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champion

Daytona 500

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins his first and only NASCAR Grand National event; only time driver born outside the US has ever won the Great American Race

  • Feb 27 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
  • Feb 27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • Feb 27 Rio de la Plata Treaty
  • Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
  • Feb 28 A West German court rules that impostor Anna Anderson failed to prove that she was missing Russian duchess Anastasia Romanov, ending a legal case that lasted almost 30 years
  • Mar 1 MLB Commissioner William Eckert approves the Baseball Writers Association of America's plan to name a Cy Young Award recipient from both the National and American Leagues
  • Mar 1 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
  • Mar 1 US House of Representatives expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
  • Mar 1 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • Mar 1 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

Grammy Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

  • Mar 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • Mar 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • Mar 5 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music Awards

Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

  • Mar 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • Mar 6 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva approaches the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, and asks for political asylum
  • Mar 6 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 10 "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You", American singer Aretha Franklin's tenth overall studio album, and first on Atlantic Records is released

Music Single

Mar 11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single "Arnold Layne"

  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet

Appointment of Interest

Mar 12 Indonesian congress strips President Sukarno of authority and names General Suharto as acting President

  • Mar 13 Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
  • Mar 13 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Mar 14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Michigan State defensive end Bubba Smith first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 15 Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)-headquarter moves from France to Brunssum, Netherlands
  • Mar 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, Tennessee (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Mar 16 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 17 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

Music Single

Mar 20 The Supremes release single "The Happening"

  • Mar 20 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam

Sports History

Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton, 79-64; Bruins center Lew Alcindor (later named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) tournament MOP

  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 25 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • Mar 26 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win

Catholic Encyclical

Mar 26 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio

  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 28 UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • Mar 29 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)
  • Apr 1 1st British ombudsman Sir Edward Compton begins work
  • Apr 1 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • 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
  • Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • Apr 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit

Historic Event

Apr 6 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

  • 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 rank 100/1 outsider Foinavon avoids famous carnage to win by 15 lengths from favourite Honey End
  • 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 31st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gay Brewer wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Bobby Nichols
  • Apr 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • Apr 9 1st Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight

Academy 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

Election of Interest

Apr 11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Theater Premiere

Apr 11 Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" debuts in London at the Old Vic

Historic Event

Apr 14 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes President of Togo

  • Apr 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • Apr 15 France wins its 4th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-6 win over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin
  • Apr 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 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
  • Apr 17 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45; American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned)
  • Apr 17 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden; start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair
  • Apr 18 Jonathan Frid makes his 1st appearance as 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins on TV's "Dark Shadows", show becomes a huge hit

Film Premiere

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