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      1967 Births and Deaths      

1967 Academy Awards - The 'Oscars'
Best Actor: Rod Steiger ( In The Heat Of The Night )
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn ( Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? )
Best Film: In The Heat Of The Night

Eurovision
Song Contest 1967

Winner: United Kingdom
Sandie Shaw  'Puppet On A String'


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1967 - General


The Average Wage: £21.7s.6d

The first Superbowl is contested in American Football
Laura Ashley opens her first shop in Kensington
Cindy Birdsong replaces Florence Ballard in The Supremes
The first all-British satellite, Ariel 3, is put into orbit
The Dolby noise suppression system is invented
Miss World is Madeleine Hartog-Bel ( Miss Peru )
Steam mainline passenger trains are used for the last time
LSD is declared a Schedule 1 drug by the US government
Muhammad Ali is stripped of his World Title for draft evasion
The first Pulsar is discovered by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish
Desmond Morris publishes 'The Naked Ape'

Unemployment quoted at 567,400
The first issue of OZ magazine is published
Race riots occur across the United States
The Duke of Westminster dies, aged 60
The European Community is formed
Miss Universe is Sylvia Hitchcock ( Miss U.S.A. )
Britain makes its second application to join the Common Market
Jimi Hendrix and The Who appear at the Monterey International Pop Festival
A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris
James Earl Ray breaks out of a Missouri prison
Microwave cookers are seen for the first time

EXPO '67 is held in Montreal, Canada, the main attraction being Richard Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome

Grand Prix drivers Bob Anderson, Lorenzo Bandini, Giacomo Russo and Ian Raby all perish in race accidents

Citizens of New South Wales in Australia vote for the equality of Australian aborigines

The National Health Service (Family Planning) Act allows for the provision of contraceptives and family planning advice free of charge





January 1967

3rd Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, dies aged 55

3rd Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion

4th Donald Campbell dies attempting to break the world water speed record at Coniston Water (right)

12th Plans are announced for a new town - Milton Keynes

12th Singer Charles Aznavour marries Swedish model Ulla Thorssel in Las Vegas

14th The first 'Human Be-in' event is held at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

14th The New York Times reports that the US Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

16th Italy supports United Kingdom's EEC membership application

18th Jeremy Thorpe succeeds Jo Grimond as leader of the Liberal Party

18th Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler, is sentenced to life imprisonment

21st American actress Ann Sheridan dies of cancer aged 51

26th Parliament decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry

27th Three astronauts die in a fire on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy in Apollo 1

27th The USA, The Soviet Union and The UK sign the Outer Space Treaty





February 1967

Girl drummer Honey Lantree (right) leaves The Honeycombs to go solo as a cabaret act

2nd Aleksei Kosygin visits the UK

3rd Legendary record producer Joe Meek commits suicide on the 8th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death

3rd Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia

5th The Musicians Union bans 'Let's Spend The Night Together' from Eamonn Andrews TV show

5th Dirk Rambo, 25 year old twin brother of Dack, dies in a Hollywood fire

7th The Bee Gees return to the U.K. after 9 years in Australia

8th Pop duo Peter and Gordon split up

10th
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified

12th Dougal Haston and Mike Burke are the first Britons to climb the North face of The Matterhorn

12th Mick Jagger and Keith Richard are arrested for drug offences

13th Teenagers 'take over' Heathrow Airport trying to catch a glimpse of The Monkees

14th
King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails

18th Nuclear scientist J.Robert Oppenheimer dies aged 62

22nd Pirate radio station Britain Radio closes down

26thSoviet nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan

26th The Dutch government supports the British EEC membership application

27th Dominica gains independence from the United Kingdom





March 1967

The 'star' grading for petrol is introduced

1st Brazilian police arrest Franc Paul Stangli, ex-commander of Treblinka and concentration camps

6th U.K. police begin using helicopters on a trial basis

6th American actor and singer Nelson Eddy dies of a stroke aged 65

7th The first North Sea Gas is piped ashore at Easington, Co.Durham from the West Sole field

9th Police raid the offices of the 'International Times' underground magazine

9th Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the USA via the US Embassy in Delhi

14th The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to Arlington National Cemetery

18th The oil supertanker 'Torrey Canyon' (right) runs aground on Seven Stones reef off the coast of Lands End

21st A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone

29th President DeGaulle launches France's first nuclear submarine

29th A 13-day TV strike begins in the USA





April 1967

Mrs Shirley Preston becomes the first woman to drive a London taxi

The Cliff Richard fan club closes after 9 years although it still has 42,000 members

3rd Calder & Boyars is sent to trial for publishing the allegedly obscene 'Last Exit To Brooklyn'

6th Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government

7th In the Six-Day War, Israeli fighters shoot down seven Syrian MIG-21s

9th The inquiry into the Apollo 1 disaster concludes that 'it was probably due to faulty wiring'

14th 10,000 march against the Vietnam War in San Francisco. Large demos in New York

19th German statesman Konrad Adenauer dies

20th The Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon

24th-26th Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is launched aboard Soyuz 1 - he dies during the landing

28th Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service

28th Montreal hosts Expo '67 (right) to coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation

30th Construction of Moscow's 537metre tall TV tower is completed





May 1967

1st Ten men steal £700,000 in gold bars from a security van in the biggest ever bullion raid

1st Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu

3rd The Walker Brothers (right) split up to pursue solo careers

6th Three captured American pilots are displayed at the International Press Club in Hanoi

11th United Kingdom and Ireland re-apply officially for EEC membership

12th The Poet Laureate John Masefield dies

16th DeGaulle again rejects the British application to join the EEC

19th Yuri Andropov becomes chief of KGB

20th The Soviet Union ratifies a ban on nuclear weapons in space with the USA and Britain

22nd Nasser announces the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping

25th Glasgow Celtic become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating Internazionale

28th Francis Chichester completes his solo round the world voyage in Gypsy Moth IV

30th Actor Claude Rains dies

30th Biafra announces its independence





June 1967

The Monterey pop festival takes place

1st The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album is released

1st Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Secretary of Defence

4th Procol Harum make their concert debut at the Saville Theatre, London

5th The 'Six day war' begins in which the Israelis oust the Arabs, reuniting Jerusalem

10th American actor Spencer Tracy dies

10th The Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Israel

12th Venera 4 is launched

13th Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the US Supreme Court

14th Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus

17th The first successful Chinese H-bomb test (on 14th) is announced

23rd The fastest mile of the Sixties is run by American Jim Ryun in 3minutes 51.1 seconds

23rd John Entwistle of The Who marries Alison Wise

26th The Pope ordinates 276 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla

27th The world's first automatic cash dispenser is opened at Barclays, Enfield

27th Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are found guilty of possessing drugs

29th American actress Jayne Mansfield dies in a car crash (right, top) near New Orleans

28th Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem

29th Heavyweight boxer Primo 'The Ambling Alp' Carnera dies aged 60

29th Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are sentenced to prison

30th Rolling Stones Keith Richard and Mick Jagger are granted bail (right, bottom)









July 1967

1st Regular colour television broadcasting begins on B.B.C.2, mostly of Wimbledon

1st Canada celebrates one hundred years of Confederation

3rd The first 'News at Ten' is seen on television

4th British parliament decriminalises homosexuality

6th The Biafran Civil War begins

8th Actress Vivien Leigh (right) dies

13th Race riots in Newark, New Jersey

15th Race riots in Detroit

16th Alec Rose sets off on his solo round the world voyage in 'Lively Lady'

16th A 'legalise pot' rally in Hyde Park is attended by over 5,000 people

18th The UK announces the closure of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore

21st Actor Basil Rathbone dies

23rd The 12th Street Riot begins in Detroit. 43 are killed and 1,400 buildings burned

28th Pirate radio station Radio 390 closes down

28th The British Steel Corporation is formed

28th 134 die in an explosion and fire aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal

31st The drugs convictions of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are overturned





August 1967

1st Race riots in the USA spread to the capital, Washington DC

5th Radio London closes its offices

8th The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded

11th
The 3-day National Jazz and Blues Festival opens at Windsor

14th
Pirate radio stations Radio City and Radio Scotland close down

14th The Marine Broadcasting Act becomes law, spelling the end for pirate radio

18th The liner 'Queen Mary' is sold to Long Beach in California

20th The U.S. embassy in London is attacked by three men with automatic rifles

21st The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down American planes violating its airspace

21st The Royal Engineers demolish Sunk Head fort in the Thames Estuary (Radio Tower, right)

25th The leader of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot dead

26th The 'Festival of Flower Children' is held at Woburn Abbey over the Bank Holiday

27th Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager, aged 32, is found dead of a drink and drugs overdose

28th The Festival of Music in Hastings, Sussex, begins

29th Ex-child star Shirley Temple Black announces that she is going to stand for Congress

30th The directors of NEMS elect Clive Epstein to replace his brother as chairman





September 1967

The first open air show of hippie fashions is held in the Fulham Road

1st Ilse Koch, the "Bitch of Buchenwald", commits suicide in Aichach prison, Bavaria

2nd Roughs Tower is claimed by Roy Bates and declared the Principality of Sealand

3rd Traffic switches to driving on the right in Sweden (Stockholm, right, on the day)

20th The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II is launched at Clydebank shipyard

27th The liner Queen Mary makes her last official transatlantic voyage

30th Radio 1 is launched by the B.B.C. - also Radios 2, 3 and 4








October 1967

Britain suffers the start of a foot and mouth epidemic

Prince Charles starts at Trinity College, Cambridge

3rd Chuck Yeager (right) establishes a speed record of Mach 6.7 in the X-15 research aircraft

3rd Music legend Woody Guthrie dies

5th Juries are allowed to reach 'majority' verdicts in English courts for the first time

6th 'The Death of Hippie' ceremony is held at Haight-Ashbury just as the movement starts
      to gain a hold in the U.K.

8th The first statutory breathalyser test is carried out

9th Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is killed in Bolivia

16th American singer Joan Baez is arrested at an anti-Vietnam war protest rally in California

17th Premiere of the musical Hair off-Broadway

19th The Mariner 5 space probe flies past Venus

21st An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat

25th The Abortion Bill is passed in Britain

26th Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned

30th British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong

30th The House of Lords loses its legislative powers

30th Brian Jones appears in court and pleads guilty to drug possession





November 1967

4th Actress June Thorburn, aged 36, is killed in a plane crash

5th BeeGee Robin Gibb is involved in the Hither Green train crash in which several people die

6th The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws

7th The UN General Assembly issues a Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

8th Radio Leicester, the B.B.C.'s first local station, starts broadcasting

9th NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft (right) from Cape Kennedy

9th John Wenner launches 'Rolling Stone Magazine' in San Francisco

18th Harold Wilson's government devalues the pound by 14.3%

22nd UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council

23rd The book 'Last Exit To Brooklyn' is found to be obscene by the High Court

28th All horse-racing is suspended due to the Foot and Mouth epidemic

30th The last British troops withdraw from Aden

30th The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the UK





December 1967

2nd BBC2 makes its first colour broadcasts

3rd
The first successful human heart transplant is made by Dr. Christiaan Barnard

4th Bert Lahr, best remembered as the cowardly lion in 'The Wizard Of Oz' dies aged 72

4th A volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica

4th South Vietnamese and US forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta

5th Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against Vietnam War

7th The Beatles open the Apple Shop (right) at 94 Paddington Street, London

9th Nicolai Ceaucescu becomes Chairman of the Romanian State Council

10th Otis Redding and 4 of the 5 Bar-Kays die in a light aeroplane crash at Lake Monoma

11th Supersonic airliner 'Concorde' is put on display for the first time in Toulouse, France

15th Silver Bridge on the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia collapses, killing 46

17th Harold Holt, the Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach

19th Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term 'Black Hole' for the first time

19th France puts up further opposition to Britain's reapplication for EEC membership

26th The Beatles' T.V. film 'Magical Mystery Tour' premieres in black and white

27th The last original 'Juke Box Jury' programme is televised

30th Singer / songwriter (Twist and Shout) Bert Berns (38) dies of heart failure





 
   1967 Births
   1967 Deaths


January 8 Michelle Forbes, American actress
January 9 Dave Matthews, South African-born musician
January 20 Randall Gray, voice actor
January 22 Olivia d'Abo, actress
January 23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Turkish weightlifter
February 11 Barbara Byrne, US rower
February 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian football player
February 20 Kurt Cobain, rock musician
March 4 Evan Dando, musician
March 17 Billy Corgan, musician, songwriter
March 22 Mario Cipollini, cyclist
March 25 Debi Thomas, figure skater
March 27 Talisa Soto, actress
April 1 Dione Silva, Brazilian-American adventurer
April 15 Dara Torres, swimmer
April 27 Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
May 1 Tim McGraw, country music singer
May 14 Tony Siragusa, American football player
May 15 Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
May 24 Margaret Crowley, athlete
May 24 Heavy D, rapper
May 25 Poppy Z. Brite, author
May 29 Noel Gallagher, rock musician with Oasis
June 5 Joe DeLoach, American athlete
June 19 Bjrn Dhlie, Norwegian cross-country skier
July 7 Jackie Neal, Blues Singer
July 14 Robin Ventura, baseball player
July 14 Matthew Wayne Selznick, musician, author
July 18 Vin Diesel, American actor
July 25 Matt LeBlanc, actor
July 27 Juliana Hatfield, guitarist/songwriter
July 27 Kellie Waymire, Star Trek actress
August 4 Mike Marsh, American athlete
August 11 Joe Rogan, comedian, television host
September 11 Harry Connick, Jr. musician
September 13 Michael Johnson, American athlete
September 22 Flix Savn, Cuban boxer
October 2 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
October 27 Scott Weiland, rock musician
October 28 Julia Roberts, actress
November 8 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress
November 14 Letitia Dean, actress
November 16 Lisa Bonet, actress
November 22 Boris Becker, tennis player
November 28 Anna Nicole Smith, model and actress
December 9 Joshua Bell, American violinist
December 12 John Randle, American football player
December 13 Jamie Foxx, American actor
December 16 Donovan Bailey, Canadian athlete
December 21 Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian politician





January 3 Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
January 4 Donald Campbell, waterspeed record attempt
January 17 Barney Ross, American boxing champion
January 19 Kazimierz Funk, Polish biochemist
January 21 Ann Sheridan, actress
January 27 Edward White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, Apollo 1 crew
January 31 Eddie Tolan, American athlete
February 3 Joe Meek, record producer
February 3 Ronald Ryan, last man hanged in Australia
February 5 Dirk Rambo, actor
February 8 Victor Gollancz, British publisher
February 15 J. Frank Duryea, automobile pioneer
February 16 Smiley Burnette, actor
February 18 J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist
February 21 Charles Beaumont, writer
March 6 Nelson Eddy, American singer, actor
March 7 Alice B. Toklas, personality
March 11 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano
April 5 Hermann Joseph Muller geneticist
April 17 Red Allen, jazz musician
April 19 Konrad Adenauer, German statesman
April 24 Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut on Soyuz 1
May 12 John Masefield, English poet and novelist
May 22 Langston Hughes, American writer
May 30 Claude Rains, actor
June 7 Dorothy Parker, writer
June 10 Spencer Tracy, actor
June 14 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman
June 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress
June 29 Primo Carnera, boxer
July 8 Vivien Leigh, American actress
July 17 John Coltrane, American jazz musician
July 21 Jimmie Foxx, Baseball Hall of Fame
July 21 Basil Rathbone, actor
July 22 Carl Sandburg, American poet
July 30 Alfred Krupp, German industrialist
August 9 Joe Orton, playwright
August 19 Hugo Gernsback, editor, publisher
August 25 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia
August 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi party leader
August 27 Brian Epstein, entrepreneur, manager of The Beatles
September 1 Ilse Koch, wife of Karl Koch, commandant of Buchenwald
September 13 Varian Fry, ran an escape network in wartime France
September 27 Prince Felix Yussupov, assassin of Rasputin
October 3 Woody Guthrie, American folk musician
October 3 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor
October 8 Clement Attlee, British prime minister
October 9 Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary
October 17 Ai-xin-jue-luo Pu-yi or Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of Qing China
October 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan
November 4 June Thorburn, actress
November 13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist
November 25 Ossip Zadkine, sculptor, painter
December 4 Bert Lahr, actor
December 10 Otis Redding, singer
December 19 Harold Holt, seventeenth Prime Minister of Australia
December 24 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor
December 28 Katharine McCormick, U.S. women's rights activist
December 29 Paul Whiteman, bandleader
December 30th Bert Berns, singer / songwriter (Twist and Shout, Under The Boardwalk)








  
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