On This Day

1967 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 409

  • Apr 18 Jonathan Frid makes his 1st appearance as 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins on TV's "Dark Shadows", show becomes a huge hit
  • 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
  • Apr 20 A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.
  • 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

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 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

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

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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  • 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)
  • 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 Zakir Husain elected 1st Muslim president of India
  • 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 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • May 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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

  • May 13 Zakir Husain is elected the third President of India
  • 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

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 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 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

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)
  • 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
  • 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)

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Jun 30 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
  • 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 3 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • Jul 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History

  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • Oct 5 Clifton Williams, American major and NASA astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • Oct 7 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

Person of interestClement Attlee

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 8 Vernon Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd), dies at 61
  • Oct 9 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies at 82

BattleChe Guevara

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, American psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • Oct 11 Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, dies at 65
  • 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 25 Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), dies at 81
  • Oct 31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 John Nance Garner, American Democratic politician & lawyer (32nd Vice President of the U.S.), dies at 98
  • Nov 7 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58
  • Nov 12 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, dies at 53
  • Nov 15 Michael J. Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37
  • Nov 19 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • Nov 19 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), dies at 59
  • Nov 21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • Nov 22 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 24 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • Nov 25 Ossip Zadkine [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician and 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), dies at 65
  • Dec 2 Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78
  • Dec 2 Francis Spellman, American Bishop and Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97

Person of interestRobert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Dec 8 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., 1st African-American astronaut and U.S. Air Force major, dies in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter while training at 32

  • Dec 9 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Australian prime minister (Liberal, 1966-67), presumed to have drowned at 59
  • Dec 17 [Francis] Barry Byrne, American architect, dies at 83
  • Dec 19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
  • Dec 23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, American Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America), dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Béla Schick, Hungarian-American paediatrician (Schick test), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Katharine McCormick, American biologist, suffragist and philanthropist, dies at 92

Person of interestVincent Massey

Dec 30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey