Historical Events in June 1967

  • 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 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston

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

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

Sports History

Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)

  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew
  • Jun 5 American mass murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair (later reversed, dies in prison)
  • Jun 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible

Six-Day War

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

  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • Jun 10 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, California
  • Jun 10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • Jun 10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel

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 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 11 Race riot in Tampa, Florida; National Guard mobilizes

Film Premiere

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

  • Jun 12 In the case of Loving v. Virginia, United States Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws against interracial marriages
  • Jun 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 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

Historic Event

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

Television Premiere

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

Film Release

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

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

  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

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 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Jun 18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 at the Astrodome, Houston

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

Music History

Jun 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

  • 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 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • 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 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus

  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution
  • 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 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

  • 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

Historic Event

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