On This Day

Events in History in October 1967

  • Oct 2 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia

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Oct 2 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Oct 3 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • Oct 3 William "Pete" Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
  • Oct 4 Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
  • Oct 6 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • Oct 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 7 Rolf Hochhuth's play "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin

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Oct 8 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Oct 10 Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan

RussiaThe Motherland Calls

Oct 15 The Motherland Calls, a monumental statue commemorating the battle of Stalingrad completed in Volgograd, Russia, then the World's tallest statue designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich

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The Motherland Calls statue in Volvograd, Russia
The Motherland Calls statue in Volvograd, Russia
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  • Oct 16 Joean Baez and 123 other anti-draft protesters are arrested in Oakland, California
  • Oct 17 "Hair" premieres on Broadway

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Oct 17 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein
  • Oct 17 William "Pete" Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 18 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
  • Oct 18 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
  • Oct 19 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
  • Oct 20 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
  • Oct 21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • Oct 21 Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters march on the Pentagon, besieging the military headquarters for two days

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Oct 26 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself after 26 years on the Peacock Throne

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Oct 27 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
  • Oct 27 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
  • Oct 29 Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
  • Oct 29 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • Oct 30 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch

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Oct 31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu