On This Day

Historical Events in 1967 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 758 of 758

Historic Event

Oct 17 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue

  • Oct 17 William "Pete" Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 18 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to German-American nuclear physicist Hans Bethe
  • Oct 18 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus

Film Release

Oct 18 Walt Disney's animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" film is released; cast featured Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, and Sebastian Cabot

  • Oct 18 MLB American League votes to allow Kansas City Athletics to move to Oakland, California & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with Kansas City & Seattle teams - later accelerated to 1969 due to pressure from Kansas City politicians
  • Oct 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Oct 19 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
  • Oct 20 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
  • Oct 20 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
  • Oct 20 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 A purported bigfoot is filmed at Bluff Creek by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in Northern California
  • Oct 21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • Oct 21 Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters march on the Pentagon, besieging the military headquarters for two days

Ryder Cup

Oct 22 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts

Sports History

Oct 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley

  • Oct 22 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the F1 World Drivers Championship with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • Oct 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Oct 23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game

Historic Event

Oct 26 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself after 26 years on the Peacock Throne

  • Oct 27 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
  • Oct 27 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
  • Oct 29 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • Oct 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 29 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 29 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall
  • Oct 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • Oct 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • Oct 30 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch

Music Single

Oct 30 Dolly Parton releases her debut single with Porter Wagoner "The Last Thing On My Mind"

  • Oct 31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

Oct 31 Nguyen Van Thieu takes oath of office to become the 1st President of the Second Republic of South Vietnam

  • Oct 31 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award

Film Release

Nov 1 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

  • Nov 3 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins, becoming one of the bloodiest battles of the war
  • Nov 5 ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc
  • Nov 5 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • Nov 5 US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
  • Nov 5 Yemen president Sallal flees

Music History

Nov 5 The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

  • Nov 6 Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15
  • Nov 6 US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
  • Nov 7 Carl Stokes elected first African American mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio

Historic Event

Nov 7 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • Nov 7 Richard G Hatcher elected 1st African-American mayor of Gary, Indiana, served 1968-88
  • Nov 7 St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
  • Nov 7 Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
  • Nov 8 Radio Leicester begins broadcasting on VHF, the 1st of 8 local British radio stations (now 40)
  • Nov 8 Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
  • Nov 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 9 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
  • Nov 9 The 1st unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit
  • Nov 10 KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 12 Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7
  • Nov 13 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Nov 13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • Nov 14 The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman"

Sports History

Nov 15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

  • Nov 15 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft descending from 81km, causing its mid air destruction over the Mojave Desert
  • Nov 17 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • Nov 17 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
  • Nov 17 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon

Music History

Nov 17 Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York

  • Nov 18 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
  • Nov 19 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong
  • Nov 20 At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million

Sports History

Nov 20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 21 Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet

Historic Event

Nov 21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

  • Nov 22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • Nov 22 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
  • Nov 22 UN Security council passes resolution 242; Israel must give back occupied land
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 25 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • Nov 25 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
  • Nov 26 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
  • Nov 26 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
  • Nov 27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December
  • Nov 27 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price

Historic Event

Nov 27 French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

Music Concert

Nov 27 Jimi Hendrix headlines bill (including The Move and Pink Floyd) for 2 shows at Whitla Hall, Queens College, in Belfast - his only concerts in Ireland

  • Nov 28 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)

Radio Premiere

Nov 28 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

  • Nov 29 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
  • Nov 29 Robert McNamara elected president of the World Bank
  • Nov 30 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
  • Nov 30 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
  • Nov 30 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK

Historic Event

Nov 30 Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform

  • Nov 30 The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War

Historic Event

Dec 1 Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope

  • Dec 1 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams

NBA Record

Dec 1 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in 76ers' 133-109 win over Seattle SuperSonics; sets NBA record for 22 free throw misses

  • Dec 1 Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the 2 American League baseball expansion franchises; new team named the Seattle Pilots
  • Dec 2 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 24-1; Alan Ford's 87 yard punt, on a quick kick, is the longest in Grey Cup history
  • Dec 2 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 1st human heart transplant performed in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky
  • Dec 3 Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan

Historic Event

Dec 3 Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest

  • Dec 3 Final run of "20th Century Limited" famed NY-Chicago luxury train

Assassination Attempt

Dec 3 Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

Historic Event

Dec 5 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War

  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Dec 7 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • Dec 7 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh's musical "How Now, Dow Jones", starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances

Music Recording

Dec 7 Otis Redding records his song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis Tennessee

  • Dec 8 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" EP is released in UK; issued in US as an album, including additional singles from 1967
  • Dec 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals

Music Concert

Dec 9 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance

Historic Event

Dec 9 Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President of Romania (overthrown in 1989)

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Ragnar Granit, Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for discoveries about the make-up of the eye

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm

Film & TV History

Dec 10 CBS officially renames CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York (built in 1927 as Hammerstein's Theatre), as "The Ed Sullivan Theater" in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his program

  • Dec 11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • Dec 11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group - Grapefruit
  • Dec 11 People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
  • Dec 11 Supersonic airliner prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)

Film Premiere

Dec 11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

  • Dec 12 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
  • Dec 13 United Soccer Association & National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
  • Dec 13 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
  • Dec 13 San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
  • Dec 14 DNA created in a test tube

Historic Event

Dec 14 Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson announces that he is retiring from politics, succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

  • Dec 15 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
  • Dec 15 Retired baseball player Joe Garagiola joins "Today" show panel
  • Dec 15 The Silver Bridge collapses over the Ohio River in the US, killing 46 people
  • Dec 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
  • Dec 16 "Playtime", French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released
  • Dec 17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
  • Dec 19 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • Dec 20 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • Dec 20 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull

Film Release

Dec 22 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

  • Dec 23 Brussels: NATO Council accept "Flexible Response" strategy
  • Dec 24 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 24 Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand

Engagement of Interest

Dec 25 Beatle Paul McCartney and British actress Jane Asher get engaged; engagement publicly broken six months later

  • Dec 26 BBC broadcasts The Beatles psychedelic travelogue "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • Dec 26 Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands
  • Dec 26 Ballon d'Or: Ferencváros forward Flórián Albert wins award for best European football player ahead of Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton and Celtic winger Jimmy Johnstone

Album Release

Dec 27 Columbia Records releases Leonard Cohen's debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen"

  • Dec 28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 28 Muriel Siebert is 1st woman to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
  • Dec 28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • Dec 29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • Dec 29 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
  • Dec 30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Dec 30 Great Western Forum opens in LA

Historic Event

Dec 31 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the Caesar's Palace Fountain, Las Vegas, breaking his pelvis, femur, wrist, hip and both ankles

  • Dec 31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • Dec 31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118

Sports History

Dec 31 AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7; George Blanda 4 field goals for Raiders in club's 1st AFL Championship

  • Dec 31 NFL Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; "The Ice Bowl", -13°F