On This Day

Historical Events in 1967 (Part 2)

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  • Apr 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • Apr 19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • Apr 20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • Apr 20 US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
  • Apr 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat Cubs, 6-1

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • Apr 20 A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.
  • Apr 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • Apr 21 Evangelical Broadcasting begins in Netherlands
  • Apr 21 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
  • Apr 21 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilueva arrives in New York City after defecting to the US
  • Apr 22 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
  • Apr 23 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

  • Apr 25 Abortion legalized in Colorado

  • Apr 25 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
  • Apr 25 Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • Apr 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 26 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
  • Apr 27 Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • Apr 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Apr 28 The Douglas Aircraft Company behind schedule with deliveries of the DC-8 and DC-9 and close to bankruptcy agrees to merge with the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 29 "Respect" single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

RussiaOstankino Tower

Apr 30 Ostankino Tower, the then highest free-standing structure in the world at 540m is finished in Moscow, Russia

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Ostankino Tower, Moscow
Ostankino Tower, Moscow
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  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
  • May 1 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
  • May 1 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
  • May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 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 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 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 Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • May 11 100,000,000th US phone connected
  • May 11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • May 12 H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
  • May 12 Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • May 12 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • May 13 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 15 "In re Gault", US Supreme Court rules juveniles accused of crimes should be given same legal rights as adults
  • 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 the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
  • May 18 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years
  • May 19 USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space
  • May 20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • May 25 European Cup Final, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon: Glasgow Celtic beats Internazionale, 2-1; first British team to win the Cup
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Album Release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

May 26 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

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One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
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  • May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 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

Music concertMusic 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
  • May 30 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • May 30 Republic of Biafra, a predominantly Igbo secessionist state in eastern Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 4 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win
  • Jun 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew

Declaration of WarSix-Day War

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

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Egyptian aircraft destroyed by an Israeli airstrike at the beginning of the Six-Day War on June 5, 1967
Egyptian aircraft destroyed by an Israeli airstrike at the beginning of the Six-Day War on June 5, 1967
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  • Jun 5 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
  • Jun 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
  • 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
  • Jun 10 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, CA
  • Jun 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • Jun 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • Jun 10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jun 10 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 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 Race riot in Tampa, Florida; National Guard mobilizes

  • Jun 11 Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • Jun 12 In the case of Loving v. Virginia, United States Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws against interracial marriages
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jun 14 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jun 14 "Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Film release premierFilm Release

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

  • Jun 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

Film release premierFilm 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 16 50,000 attend first day of the Monterey International Pop Festival - beginning of the Summer of Love
  • Jun 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear power by exploding a hydrogen bomb
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)

Sport awardUS 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

  • Jun 18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • 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 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • 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 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 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Jun 23 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jun 23 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
  • Jun 23 17th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Departure" wins the Golden Bear

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Jun 24 Zaire adopts constitution
  • Jun 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 25 First global satellite television programme "Our World" broadcast featuring 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need is Love"
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Jun 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, die in a car crash

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Jun 30 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped 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
  • Jul 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • Jul 1 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • Jul 1 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • Jul 1 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • Jul 1 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
  • Jul 3 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • Jul 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
  • Jul 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • Jul 10 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jul 11 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Jul 12 Race riot in Newark, New Jersey, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
  • Jul 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • Jul 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 14 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • Jul 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Association champions
  • Jul 15 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jul 16 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth