On This Day

June 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 2 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • Jun 4 Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew

Six-Day War

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

  • 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
  • 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 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 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 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

Historic Event

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

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

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 15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
  • Jun 17 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear power by exploding a hydrogen bomb
  • Jun 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)
  • 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 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

Summit of Interest

Jun 23 US President Lyndon Johnson & Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ (about halfway between New York City 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 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
  • Jun 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • Jun 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 30 Former Congolese Prime Minister Moise Tsjombe's plane hijacked to Algeria

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • Jun 14 Kelly Nash, American radio personality
  • Jun 19 Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • Jun 21 Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire (founded eBay), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 23 Helen Geake, British archaeologist, born in Wolverhampton, England

Weddings in History

Margrethe II

Jun 10 Margrethe II of Denmark (27) weds Prince Henrik of Denmark (32) at the Naval Church of Copenhagen in Denmark

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Jun 3 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, British journalist, critic, and children's book author (Swallows and Amazons), dies at 83
  • Jun 3 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British Air Marshal (WWII), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, American entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Jun 6 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47
  • Jun 7 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), dies at 57
  • Jun 24 Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer, dies at 81
  • Jun 29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72