Historical Events in May 1967

  • May 1 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
  • May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)

Sports History

May 2 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Terry Sawchuk makes 40 saves as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 in Game 6 to take title, 4-2

  • May 3 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • May 4 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
  • May 5 The Kinks release "Waterloo Sunset" as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts
  • May 6 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College, Pennsylvania
  • May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • May 6 Zakir Husain elected 1st Muslim President of India

Sports History

May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

  • May 8 The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental
  • May 9 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
  • May 9 Gijs van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

Sports History

May 10 Hank Aaron hits his only inside the park HR off of Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia

Music History

May 10 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

  • May 10 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • May 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC for 14 performances
  • May 11 100,000,000th US phone connected
  • May 11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC

Album Release

May 12 "Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience first released - one of the most influential debut albums ever

Music Concert

May 12 1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London

  • May 12 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 12 H. Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • May 12 Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • May 13 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India

Sports History

May 14 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller

  • May 15 "In re Gault", US Supreme Court rules juveniles accused of crimes should be given same legal rights as adults

Meeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife, American photographer Linda Eastman

  • May 16 Philalphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
  • May 17 Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
  • May 18 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • May 18 Tennessee Governor Ellington approves repeal of the Butler Act (or "Monkey Law") - prohibiting the teaching of evolution, upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • May 19 USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space
  • May 20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam

Sports History

May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2

  • May 20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • May 21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances

Historic Event

May 22 Egyptian President Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israel

  • May 22 Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
  • May 23 Government bans submarines near South Africa
  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 European Cup Final, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon: Glasgow Celtic beats Internazionale, 2-1; first British team to win the Cup

Music History

May 25 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelically painted Rolls Royce

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

May 26 EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and count them in the national census

Musical Finale

May 27 James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal's musical "Sherry!", based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 72 performances

Music Concert

May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concert

  • May 28 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • May 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 29 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19

Historic Event

May 30 American motorcycle daredevil Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California

Historic Publication

May 30 Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

  • May 30 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
  • May 30 Republic of Biafra, a predominantly Igbo secessionist state in eastern Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu

Sports History

May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

  • May 31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg

Sports History

May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt weaves his way through a pileup on the final lap to win his third Indy 500 victory; first Indy 500 win for Goodyear tires since 1919