October 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia

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Oct 2 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Oct 3 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • Oct 3 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
  • Oct 4 Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
  • Oct 6 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 7 Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin

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Oct 8 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Oct 10 Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Oct 11 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
  • Oct 17 "Hair" premieres on Broadway
  • Oct 17 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
  • Oct 17 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
  • Oct 18 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
  • 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 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
  • Oct 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
  • Oct 26 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
  • Oct 27 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
  • Oct 27 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • Oct 27 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
  • Oct 29 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • Oct 30 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch

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Oct 31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Oct 31 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
  • Oct 3 Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine
  • Oct 6 Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
  • Oct 10 Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
  • Oct 11 Peter Thiel, German-American entrepreneur, co-founder of PayPal, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Oct 13 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)
  • Oct 19 Amy Carter, US President Jimmy Carter's daughter and peace activist
  • Oct 28 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • Oct 29 Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 5 Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • Oct 7 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

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Oct 8 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Oct 9 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies at 82

BattleExecution

Oct 9 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Oct 9 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Marcel AymĂ©, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • Oct 17 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Japanese politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Japan (1946-54), dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70