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Events of 1967


Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys was indicted for draft evasion

An earthquake in Sicily killed 231 people.

Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) was sentenced to life in prison

The US performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test centre.

Fire during a launch pad test aboard the Apollo 1 killed astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White  and Roger Chaffee.


The American Basketball Association announced it's formation.

The last person to be executed in Australia Ronald Ryan, was hanged at Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.

US launched the Lunar Orbiter 3

Dominica gained independence from England


Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Allilueva defected to the West

Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hit a rock at Seven Stones reef near Cornwall which caused a serious oil spill.

Muhammad Ali knocked out Zora Folley in seven rounds to retain his heavyweight boxing title.

Russia performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh – Semipalitinsk, USSR.


Applications Technology Satellite ATS II was launched but failed to reach orbit.

Premier Georges Pompidou formed the new French government.

The first Boeing 737 made it's maiden flight.

The U.S launched the unmanned Surveyor 3 which landed on the Moon.


Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu were married in Las Vegas

Lunar 4 was launched by US and began orbiting the Moon.

Glasgow Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the European Cup held in Lisbon. Orbiter


The Stockport Air Disaster: Returning from Spain a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashed at Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.

The 6 day war between Israel and their Arab neighbours ( Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt) began.  

China exploded their hydrogen bomb and became the world's 4th thermonuclear power.


BBC 2 broadcast the first British colour TV programme.

John Newcombe beat Willie Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1) at the 81st Wimbledon Mens Tennis final.  

Race riots broke out across America many died and were injured.

Engaged in the Vietnam war a fire aboard the carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin killed 134.


The second Blackwall Tunnel opened in Greenwich, London.

A Tanker Lorry containing Liquid gas exploded in Martelange Belgium killing 22 people.

U.K. Pirate Radio Stations began closing down.

Brian Epstein died of drug overdose.


Hurricane Beuleah struck the Caribbean, Mexico and Texas. There were hundreds of fatalities.

Radio 1 began broadcasting in the U.K.

The British liner Queen Elizabeth II was launched at Clydebank Scotland


The musical "Hair" premiered on Broadway

The U.S Mariner 5 made a fly-by of  Venus

Yoko Plus Me art exhibition opened in London.

German born Hans A Bethe was awarded the Nobel prize for physics.


In the United Kingdom a train derailed at Hither Green killing 49 people.

The US launched Surveyor 6 which made a successful soft landing on the Moon.

British government prime minister Harold Wilson devalued the  pound.


South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant surgery on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky.

The Beatles clothing store "Apple" at 94 Baker Street, London, opened. It closed in July 1968.

The Silver Bay Road Bridge collapsed during the rush-hour resulting in the deaths of 46 people.

Movies of 1967

Comedy drama THE GRADUATE starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.

Disneys animated film THE JUNGLE BOOK.      

BONNIE AND  CLYDE  the crime drama directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Gene Hackman.

The musical CAMELOT starring Richard Harris and Venessa Redgrave.

The film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin THE DIRTY DOZEN.

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE  is the fifth Bond film starring Sean Connery.

The award winning film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates

COOL HAND LUKE  the prison drama starring Paul Newman.

The musical starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar and Anthony Newley DOCTOR DOOLITTLE.

The film based on the William Shakespeare's play THE TAMING OF THE SHREW starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The comedy spy film CASINO ROYALE starring David Niven, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress.


Sixties Events 1967

 Essential Artists

Herb Alpert

The  Animals

The Beach Boys

The Beatles

The Bee Gees

Cilla Black

Chuck Berry


Blood Sweat Tears

Booker T & Mgs

Buffalo Springfield


Bob Dylan


Tom Jones

The Kinks

Cliff Richard

The Rolling Stones

Instrumental Groups