On This Day

Events in History in February 1967

  • Feb 1 Severe bushfires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & take 60 lives
  • Feb 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne
  • Feb 4 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • Feb 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle elected President of Nicaragua
  • Feb 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
  • Feb 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania
  • Feb 7 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • Feb 8 Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
  • Feb 8 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Feb 12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
  • Feb 14 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
  • Feb 15 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • Feb 15 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber

  • Feb 15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
  • Feb 16 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
  • Feb 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 22 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.
  • Feb 23 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted
  • Feb 23 John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes" premieres in NYC

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 23 Noam Chomsky's anti-Vietnam war essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals" is published by the New York Review of Books

Linguist and Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist and Author
Noam Chomsky
  • Feb 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champion
  • Feb 27 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
  • Feb 27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • Feb 27 Rio de la Plata Treaty
  • Feb 28 A West German court rules that impostor Anna Anderson failed to prove that she was missing Russian duchess Anastasia Romanov, ending a legal case that lasted almost 30 years