On This Day

Events in History in July 1967

  • 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
  • Jul 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • Jul 6 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • Jul 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
  • Jul 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • Jul 10 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jul 12 Race riot in Newark, New Jersey, 26 killed, 1,500 injured & over 1,000 arrested
  • Jul 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • Jul 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • Jul 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
  • Jul 15 LA Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Association champions
  • Jul 15 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 16 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
  • Jul 16 Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act

  • Jul 17 Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
  • Jul 18 Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY
  • Jul 19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • Jul 19 Race riots in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 19 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

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Jul 20 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

  • Jul 20 Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 22 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • Jul 22 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • Jul 23 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • Jul 23 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • Jul 23 First successful liver transplant, on 19 month old Julie Rodriguez by Dr Starzl at the University of Colorado

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Jul 24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jul 24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • Jul 24 Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland

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Jul 24 First modern hospice St Christopher's founded by Dr. Cicely Saunders in London, England, beginning of modern palliative care and the hospice movement

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jul 25 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • Jul 27 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns

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Jul 27 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 27 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • Jul 29 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • Jul 29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • Jul 30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)