On This Day

Historical Events in March 1967

  • 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

Sports History

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)

Album Release

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

Film Premiere

Mar 21 Musical comedy film "Thoroughly Modern Millie", starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, premieres at the Criterion Theatre, NYC

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Music History

Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)