January 4 - British motorboat racer Donald Campbell dies while attempting a water speed
record in Coniston Lake.
January 4 - Algerian revolutionary Mohammed Khider is shot in Madrid.
January 6 - Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five"
in the Mekong River delta.
January 10 - Segregationist Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia.
January 13 - Military coup in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
January 14 - New York Times reports that the US Army is conducting secret germ
January 15 - S.B.Leakey announces that he had found prehuman fossils from Kenya - he
gives them a name Kenyapitchecus Africanus.
January 16 - Italy supports United Kingdom's EEC membership.
January 18 - Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler," is convicted of numerous crimes
and is sentenced to life in prison.
January 23 - In Munich, trial begins against Wilhelm Harster, accused of murder of 82.856
Jews (including Anne Frank) when he lead German security police during the German
occupation of Netherlands. He is eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison.
January 26 - Parliament of United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of British steel
January 27 - A launch pad fire destroys Apollo 1 and kills all three astronauts on board.
January 27 - USA, Soviet Union and UK sign the Outer Space Treaty.
January 31 - West Germany and Romania form diplomatic relations.
February 2 - Aleksei Kosygin visits UK.
February 2 - The American Basketball Association is formed.
February 4 - Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Peking.
February 5 - Lunar Orbiter 3 is launched.
February 5 - General Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua.
February 7 - Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee safety of
Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet embassy building.
February 7 - Serious brush fires in South Tasmania claims 62 lives.
February 10 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
February 14 - King Constantine of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails.
February 15 - Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops to near Chinese border.
February 18 - China sends three divisions to Tibet.
February 18 - New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison claims he is going to solve the
John F. Kennedy assassination and that it was planned in New Orleans.
February 22 - Suharto takes power from Sukarno in Indonesia.
February 24 - Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations to West Germany.
February 25 - Chinese government announces that it has ordered the army to help in
the spring seeding.
February 26 - Soviet nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan, Semipalitinsk.
February 27 - Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
February 27 - Dominica gains independence from the United Kingdom.
February 28 - Stormy weather in Europe.
March 1 - USS Tarawa struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
March 1 - USS Albany decommissioned in order to undergo extensive modifications.
March 1 - The city Hatogaya, located in Saitama, Japan is founded.
March 1 - Brazilian police arrest Franc Paul Stangli, ex-commander of Treblinka and
Sobibór concentration camps.
March 1 - Red Guards return to schools in China.
March 4 - The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington Co Durham.
March 7 - Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempted bribery of jury.
March 9 - Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to USA via the US Delhi Embassy.
March 12 - Indonesian State Assembly takes all presidential powers from Sukarno and
names Suharto as acting president.
March 13 - Moise Stombe, ex-prime minister of Congo is sentenced to death in absentia.
March 14 - The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place
at Arlington National Cemetery.
March 16 - In Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2-18 years in prison
accused of treason and intentions of coup.
March 18 - Supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off Lands End, English Channel.
March 19 - Referendum in French Somaliland favors the connection to France.
March 21 - Military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
March 29 - 13-day TV strike begins in USA.
March 31 - President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty.
April 2 - UN delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave
April 7 and accuse British authorities for lack of cooperation. British say the delegation
did not contact them.
April 6 - Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government.
April 7 - Six-Day War: Israeli fighters shoot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.
April 14 - 10,000 march against the Vietnam War in San Francisco.
April 15 - Large demonstrations against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco.
April 17 - Blizzards begin in Southern Alberta.
April 20 - Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon.
April 21 - Greece is taken over by military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos,
forcing King Constantine II to flee.
April 24 - 26 - Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is launched aboard Soyuz I - he
dies during the landing.
April 28 - Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
April 28 - Montreal hosts Expo '67; it is to coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation.
April 29 - Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to all people and
that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
April 30 - Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished.
May 2 - The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
May 2 - Harold Wilson announces that United Kingdom has decided to apply
for EEC membership.
May 3 - Big gold robbery in London.
May 4 - Lunar Orbiter 4 launched.
May 6 - Dr Zakir Hussain is the first Muslim to become president of India.
May 6 - 400 students seize the administration building at Cheyney State College, Pennsylvania.
May 8 - The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao
del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
May 10 - Greek military government accused Andreas Papadreou of treason.
May 11 - United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for EEC membership.
May 17 - Syria mobilizes against Israel.
May 17 - President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt demands withdrawal of the peacekeeping
UN Emergency Force in Sinai. UN secretary-general U Thant complies (May 18).
On May 23 Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran, blockading Israel's southern port of Eilat.
May 18 - Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law".
May 18 - In Mexico, schoolteacher Lucio Cabanas begins a guerilla campaign in Atoyac
de Alvarez, west of Acapulco in the state of Guerrero.
May 19 - The Soviet Union ratifies a treaty with the United States and United Kingdom
banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
May 19 - Yuri Andropov becomes the chief of KGB.
May 22 - The Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels (Belgium) burns
down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, which results in 323 dead
and missing and 150 wounded.
May 22 - Nasser announces the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
May 30 - Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.
May 30 - At the Ascot Speedway in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps
his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row.
June 1 - Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Secretary of Defense.
June 2 - Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into fights,
during which young Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in
the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
June 5-June 10 - Israel defeats Arab neighbours in Six-Day War, occupying West Bank,
Gaza Strip, Sinai peninsula and Golan Heights.
June 5 - Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair for murder of nurses.
June 7 - Two Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to delinquency of minors.
June 8 - Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
June 8 - Four Israeli fighter jets and four Israeli warships fire at USS Liberty off Gaza.
34 US servicemen killed, 1717 wounded.
June 10 - Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Israel.
June 10 - Margrethe, heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, marries French count
Henri de Laborde de Monpezat.
June 11 - A race riot in Tampa, Florida.
June 12 - The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S.
state law which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
June 12 - Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe
to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).
June 13 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American
justice of the United States Supreme Court.
June 14 - Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
June 14 - The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
June 17 - The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
June 23 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei
Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
June 26 - Pope ordinates 276 new cardinals (one of them Karol Wojtyla).
June 27 - First automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed in the office of the
Barclay's Bank in Enfield, England.
June 27 - A race riot in Buffalo, New York - 200 arrested.
June 28 - Israel declares annexation of East Jerusalem.
June 30 - Moise Tsombe, former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
July 1 - Canada celebrates its first one hundred years of Confederation.
July 3 - A military rebellion led by a Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in
Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
July 4 - British parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
July 6 - Nigerian forces invade Biafra following latter's secession May 30: beginning
of the Biafran War.
July 12 - Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
July 13 - Newark, New Jersey race riots.
July 15 - Detroit race riots.
July 16 - Prison riot in Jay, Florida - 37 dead.
July 18 - United Kingdom announces closing of its military bases in Malaysia and
Singapore. Australia and USA do not approve.
July 18 - Humberto Castelo Branco, ex-president of Brazil, dies in a plane accident near Fortaleza.
July 20 - Pablo Neruda receives the first Viareggio-Versile prize.
July 23 - 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States
history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed,
342 injured and ~1,400 buildings burned).
July 24 - During an official state visit to Quebec and Canada, French President Charles
de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (Long
live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted
many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
July 29 - Explosion and fire in U.S. Navy carrier Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin leaves 134 dead.
July 29 - Fire on the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin - 134 dead.
July 29 - Georges Bidault moves to Belgium where he gets an political asylum.
August 1 - Race riots in USA spread to Washington DC.
August 3 - Sweden switches to right-hand traffic.
August 7 - Vietnam War: The People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam
and undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
August 7 - General strike in the old quarter of Jerusalem protests Israel's unification of the city.
August 8 - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded.
August 9 - Vietnam War: Operation Cochise initiated - United States Marines begin a new
operation in the Que Son Valley.
August 15 - British Labour Government bans pirate radio stations.
August 19 - West Germany receives 36 East Germany prisoners it has "purchased" through
the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
August 21 - Truce in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
August 21 - The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down American
planes violating its airspace.
August 25 - Leader of American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot dead.
September 1 - Ilse Koch, also known as the "Bitch of Buchenwald", commits suicide in
the Bavarian prison of Aichach.
September 2 - Roughs Tower claimed by Paddy Roy Bates and declared Principality of Sealand.
September 3 - Sweden changes the rule of road to drive on right.
September 3 - Nguyen Van Thieu is elected President of South Vietnam.
September 4 - Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins - The United States Marines launch
a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day
battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.
September 10 - In Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12.182 voters support union with Spain.
September 17 - Riot in a football match in Kaysei, Turkey - 44 dead, about 600 injured.
September 27 - Queen Mary arrives Southampton at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
September 30 - BBC Radio 1 launched.
October - Patterson-Gimlin film of a purported bigfoot taken.
October 2 - Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
October 3 - The X-15 research aircraft with Chuck Yeager establishes a speed
record of Mach 6.7.
October 8 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia. The next
day Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution.
October 12 - Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news
conference that proposals by the United States Congress for peace initiatives were
futile because of North Vietnam's opposition.
October 17 - Premiere of the musical Hair Off-Broadway.
October 19 - Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus.
October 21 - Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat, killing
47 Israeli sailors. Israel retaliates by shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
October 21 - Ten of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington DC.
October 25 - Abortion bill passes in British parliament.
October 26 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned.
October 27 - Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into EEC - again.
October 30 - British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash in the border of China and Hong Kong.
November 2 - Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with
a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to
suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the
American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
November 3 - Vietnam War: Battle of Dak To begins - Around Dak To (located about 280
miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border) heavy casualties are suffered on
both sides (the Americans narrowly won the battle on November 22).
November 6 - Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.
November 7 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967,
establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
November 9 - Apollo program: NASA launches a Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned
Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
November 11 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to
"new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
November 17 - Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November
13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be
done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress."
(two months later the Tet Offensive made him regret his words).
November 17 - French author Regis Debray is sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia.
November 19 - UK pound devalued from 1 GBP = 2.80 USD to 1 GBP = 2.40 USD.
November 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."
November 22 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security
Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an
Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
November 24 - Cambodian triple agent Inchin Lam killed.
November 29 - Vietnam War: US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces
his pending resignation and that he will become president of the World Bank. This
action was the result of US President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of
McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing
North Vietnam and handing over ground fighting to South Vietnam.
November 30- The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the
December 1 - Russell Tribunal in Sweden condemns USA for a mass murder in Vietnam.
December 3 - At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, 53-year-old
Lewis Washkansky becomes the first human to receive a heart transplant (however
he died 18 days later from double pneumonia). The transplant team was headed by
December 3 - The luxury train 20th Century Limited completes its last run from New
York City to Chicago, Illinois (the train was inaugurated on June 15, 1902).
December 4, 1850 hours - A volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica.
December 4 - Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops
in the Mekong Delta (235 of the 300-strong Viet Cong battalion were killed).
December 5 - Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg arrested for protesting against Vietnam War.
December 5 - Silver bridge, spanning the Ohio River from Point Pleasant, West
Virginia to Gallipolis, Ohio, collapses.
December 9 - Nicolae Ceausescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State
Council - that is, de-facto dictator of Romania.
December 11 - The Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
December 15 - Silver Bridge over Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia,
collapses - 46 dead. It has been linked to the so-called Mothman mystery.
December 17 - Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming
at a beach 60 km from Melbourne.
December 19 - Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term Black Hole for the first time.Unknown dates
Jari project begins in the Amazon.
Ashleigh Brilliant begins to copyright pithy mottoes for a living
In Albania the Enver
Hoxha regime conducts a violent campaign against religion
nfluential science fiction
anthology Dangerous Visions published.
LSD declared a Schedule I drug by the United States government.
rarest allotrope of carbon) first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona.
Lost city discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris. It has been
suggested that Plato may have heard legends about this, and used them as the germ
of his story of Atlantis.
PAL first introduced in Germany.
Summer of Love.
25th Amendment of the United States Constitution enacted.
First Pulsar discovered by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish.
First cryogenic corpsicles are placed in ice.
Arno River floods in Florence.
Citizens of New South Wales in Australia vote for the equality of Australian aborigines.
Desmond Morris publishes The Naked Ape.
Lech Walesa goes to work in Gdansk shipyards.
Benjamin Netanyahu joins Israeli army.
Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri.
Parker Morris Standards became mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK.
Love is a Many Splendored Thing debuts on US daytime television and is the first
soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial
and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.Births
January 8 - Michelle Forbes
, Amercian actress.
January 9 - Dave Matthews
, South Africa-born American musician.
January 22 - Olivia d'Abo
, actress (The Wonder Years).
January 23 - Naim Suleymanoglu
, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter.
February 11 - Barbara Byrne
, US rower.
February 11 - Chris Reohr
, US fencer.
February 11 - John Patterson
, US baseball player.
February 14 - Hans Peter de Place Hansen
February 18 - Roberto Baggio
, Italian football player.
February 20 - Kurt Cobain
, rock musician (d. 1994).
March 4 - Evan Dando
March 17 - Billy Corgan
, musician, songwriter.
March 22 - Willemina (Nina) van den Houten
March 22 - Mario Cipollini
March 25 - Debi Thomas
, figure skater.
March 27 - Talisa Soto
April 15 - Dara Torres
April 17 - Liz Phair
, American singer/songwriter.
April 27 - Prince Willem-Alexander
of the Netherlands.
April 29 - Curtis Joseph
, NHL goalie.
May 1 - Tim McGraw
, country music singer.
May 15 - Madhuri Dixit
, Indian actress.
May 15 - John Smoltz
, baseball pitcher.
May 24 - Margaret Crowley
May 24 - Heavy D
May 24 - Steve McDonald
May 25 - Poppy Z. Brite
June 4 - John O. Loyd
, Boston's son.
June 5 - Joe DeLoach
, American athlete.
June 13 - Brigitte Melisse
June 19 - Bjørn Dæhlie
, Norwegian cross-country skier.
July 4 - Vinny Castilla
, Mexican baseball player.
July 14 - Robin Ventura
, baseball player.
July 17 - Ronald (Ronnie) van den Houten
July 18 - Vin Diesel
, American actor.
July 25 - Matt LeBlanc
, actor (Friends).
July 27 - Juliana Hatfield
July 27 - Kellie Waymire
, actress (Star Trek: Enterprise) (d. 2003).
August 4 - Mike Marsh
, American athlete.
August 11 - Joe Rogan
, comedian, television host.
September 11 - Harry Connick, Jr
September 13 - Michael Johnson
, American track and field athlete.
September 22 - Félix Savón
, Cuban boxer.
October 2 - Frankie Fredericks
, Namibian athlete.
October 16 - Martin van den Houten
October 27 - Scott Weiland
, rock musician.
October 28 - Julia Roberts
November 8 - Courtney Thorne-Smith
November 14 - Letitia Dean
, British actress.
November 16 - Lisa Bonet
, actress (The Cosby Show).
November 22 - Boris Becker
, tennis player.
November 28 - Anna Nicole Smith
, model and actress.
December 3 - Freddie (Fred) (van den Houten) van Amersfoort
December 9 - Joshua Bell
, American violinst.
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, President of the Republic of Georgia.LTJ Bukem
January 3 - Jack Ruby
, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald.
January 4 - Donald Campbell
, waterspeed/ landspeed record seeker.
January 17 - Barney Ross
, American boxing champion.
January 27 - Edward White
, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, Apollo 1 crew.
January 31 - Eddie Tolan
, American athlete.
February 8 - Victor Gollancz
, British publisher.
February 15 - J. Frank Duryea
, automobile pioneer.
February 18 - J. Robert Oppenheimer
February 21 - Abraham Leendert Kraak
February 21 - Charles Beaumont
March 6 - Zoltán Kodály
, Hungarian composer.
March 6 - Nelson Eddy
, American singer, actor.
March 7 - Alice B. Toklas
March 11 - Geraldine Farrar
, American soprano.
April 5 - Hermann Joseph Muller
, geneticist (b. 1890).
April 17 - Red Allen
, jazz musician (b. 1908).
April 19 - Konrad Adenauer
, German statesman.
April 24 - Vladimir Komarov
, cosmonaut on Soyuz 1.
May 22 - Langston Hughes
, American writer.
June 7 - Dorothy Parker
, writer (b. 1893).
June 14 - Eddie Eagan
, American sportsman.
June 29 - Jayne Mansfield
, American actress.
July 7 - Vivien Leigh
, American actress.
July 17 - John Coltrane
, American jazz musician.
July 21 - Jimmie Foxx
, Baseball Hall of Famer (b. 1907).
July 22 - Carl Sandburg
, American poet.
July 30 - Alfred Krupp
, German industrialist.
August 9 - Joe Orton
, satirical modern playwright.
August 15 - René Magritte
, Belgian painter.
August 19 - Hugo Gernsback
, editor, publisher.
August 25 - Stanley Bruce
, eighth Prime Minister of Australia.
August 27 - Brian Epstein
, original manager for The Beatles.
September 1 - Ilse Koch
, wife of Karl Koch, commandant of the concentration
September 13 - Varian Fry
, ran an escape network in wartime Marseille, France.
September 27 - Prince Felix Yussupov
, assassin of Rasputin (b. 1887).
October 3 - Woody Guthrie
, folk musician.
October 8 - Clement Attlee
, former British prime minister.
October 9 - Che Guevara
, revolutionary, executed.
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 (b. 1878).
November 13 - Harriet Cohen
November 19 - Charles Watters
, US Army Chaplain.
November 25 - Ossip Zadkine
, sculptor, painter and lithographer.
December 10 - Otis Redding
December 19 - Harold Holt
, seventeenth Prime Minister of Australia.
December 28 - Katharine McCormick
, U.S. women's rights activist.
December 29 - Paul Whiteman
, bandleader (b. 1890).Kazimierz Funk
, biochemist.Daniel Jones
, Emperor of the Qing Dynasty in China.To my Homepage