On This Day

Events in History in March 1967

  • Mar 1 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
  • Mar 1 US House of Representatives expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
  • Mar 1 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • Mar 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
  • Mar 6 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva approaches the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, and asks for political asylum
  • Mar 7 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 12 Indonesian congress strips President Sukarno of authority and names General Suharto as acting President

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Mar 13 Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
  • Mar 13 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 15 Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • Mar 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • Mar 16 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • Mar 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
  • Mar 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 25 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
  • Mar 26 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Mar 26 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Mar 28 UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam