On This Day

Events in History in 1967 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 408

  • 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 17 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • 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 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)
  • Aug 1 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • Aug 2 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launches; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
  • Aug 2 The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London
  • Aug 3 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • Aug 3 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • Aug 4 British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
  • Aug 4 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
  • Aug 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
  • Aug 5 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Aug 8 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Aug 9 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • Aug 11 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
  • Aug 14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • Aug 14 British pirate radio station Radio 270 broadcast from an offshore lugger, is forced to close down
  • Aug 14 Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
  • Aug 15 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae

  • Aug 15 UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
  • Aug 20 Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's
  • Aug 21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • Aug 21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
  • Aug 21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
  • Aug 24 Liberian flag designed
  • Aug 25 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • Aug 25 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die
  • Aug 26 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
  • Aug 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 28 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng

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Aug 30 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Sep 2 The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
  • Sep 3 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV

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Sep 3 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

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

SwedenSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

Sep 3 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road (Dagen H)

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Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)
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  • Sep 4 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • Sep 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
  • Sep 5 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in the Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • Sep 8 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10

  • Sep 8 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
  • Sep 8 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • Sep 9 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • Sep 9 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • Sep 10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • Sep 10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • Sep 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
  • Sep 11 French President Charles de Gaulle visits Poland
  • Sep 11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • Sep 11 US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
  • Sep 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • Sep 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
  • Sep 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • Sep 20 Benin separates from Nigeria

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Sep 20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Sep 20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

  • Sep 23 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou
  • Sep 23 Radio Malta stops testing
  • Sep 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 29 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • Sep 29 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
  • Sep 29 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • Sep 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • Sep 30 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking
  • Oct 2 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia
  • Oct 2 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
  • 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
  • Oct 31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
  • Nov 3 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins, becoming one of the bloodiest battles of the war
  • Nov 5 ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc

  • Nov 5 US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
  • Nov 5 Yemen president Sallal flees
  • Nov 6 Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15
  • Nov 6 US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
  • Nov 7 Carl Stokes elected first African American mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 7 LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Nov 7 Richard G Hatcher elected 1st African-American mayor of Gary, Indiana, served 1968-88
  • Nov 7 St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
  • Nov 7 Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
  • Nov 8 Radio Leicester begins broadcasting on VHF, the 1st of 8 local British radio stations (now 40)
  • Nov 8 Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
  • Nov 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 9 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
  • Nov 9 The 1st unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit
  • Nov 12 Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7
  • Nov 13 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Nov 13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • Nov 14 The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman"
  • Nov 15 The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft descending from 81km, causing its mid air destruction over the Mojave Desert
  • Nov 17 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

  • Nov 17 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
  • Nov 18 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
  • Nov 20 At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
  • Nov 21 Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet

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Nov 21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

  • Nov 22 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
  • Nov 22 UN Security council passes resolution 242; Israel must give back occupied land
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 25 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
  • Nov 26 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
  • Nov 26 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
  • Nov 27 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
  • Nov 27 French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

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Nov 28 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astrophysicist
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • Nov 29 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
  • Nov 29 Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
  • Nov 30 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
  • Nov 30 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
  • Nov 30 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK

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Nov 30 Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy

  • Nov 30 The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War
  • Dec 1 Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
  • Dec 1 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
  • Dec 3 1st human heart transplant performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky

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Dec 3 Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Dec 3 Final run of "20th Century Limited" famed NY-Chicago luxury train

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Dec 5 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

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Dec 9 Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President of Romania (overthrown in 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Ragnar Granit, Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for discoveries about the make-up of the eye

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Dec 11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • Dec 11 People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
  • Dec 11 Supersonic airliner prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
  • Dec 12 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
  • Dec 13 United Soccer Association & National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
  • Dec 13 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
  • Dec 13 San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
  • Dec 14 DNA created in a test tube

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Dec 14 Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson announces that he is retiring from politics, succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Dec 15 The Silver Bridge collapses over the Ohio River in the US, killing 46 people
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
  • Dec 19 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • Dec 20 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam