September 1967 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
  • Sep 3 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV

Election of Interest

Sep 3 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

  • Sep 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • Sep 5 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in the Caribbean, Mexico and Texas
  • Sep 8 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
  • Sep 8 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • Sep 8 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
  • Sep 9 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • Sep 9 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • Sep 10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • Sep 10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • Sep 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley

Event of Interest

Sep 11 French President Charles de Gaulle visits Poland

  • Sep 11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • Sep 11 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
  • Sep 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • Sep 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in The Bronx, NYC
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • Sep 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • Sep 20 Benin separates from Nigeria

Event of Interest

Sep 20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

  • Sep 20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 23 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou
  • Sep 23 Radio Malta stops testing
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 29 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • Sep 29 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • Sep 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • Sep 30 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 David Whissell, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 8 James Packer, Australian businessman, son of Kerry Packer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 11 Maria Bartiromo, American financial broadcast journalist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga artist (creator of Gantz), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Sep 21 Suman Pokhrel, Nepali poet, playwright, and translator, born in Biratnagar, Nepal

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • Sep 1 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Russell L. Rogers, American electrical engineer and astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 39
  • Sep 13 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", dies at 59
  • Sep 14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 18 John Cockcroft, English physicist (development of Radar, Nobel Prize 1951 for 1st particle accelerator, Director of Atomic Energy Research Establishment), dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti "Machine Gun Molly", Canadian bank robber and criminal, dies in a high-speed chase at 27
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • Sep 24 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), dies at 57
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 50