Friday 9 June 1967
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Respect by Aretha Franklin.
In UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits.
The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967
while The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 June 1967 ?
- Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
- Blessed Diana d'Andalo
- Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
- Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
- Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
- Saint Liborius, bishop (of LeMans), confessor [GTZ: LeMans]
- Saint Edmund, bishop of Canturbury, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: England]
- Saint Diomedes
- =? Blessed Columba, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Scotland]
- Saint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints)
- Saint Alexander, martyr [GTZ: Russia]
- Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta
- Saint Primus and Felicianus, martyrs [common]
- Ruben Maza: Venezuelan long-distance runner.
- Richard Cooey: American convicted murderer and rapist (Born 1967).
- Rubén Maza: Venezuelan runner.
- Samantha Strong: American porn actress.
- Jian Ghomeshi: Canadian broadcaster, writer, musician and producer of Iranian descent who was raised in Thornhill, Ontario.
- Robert Reading: Buffalo, New York -- 110m hurdler
- Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski: Composer, dies at 64.
- Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
- Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
- Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1967 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Young Rascals - Groovin'
- Aretha Franklin - Respect
- The Music Explosion - Little Bit O'Soul
- The Happenings - I Got Rhythm
- The Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me
- Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
- Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?
- The Mamas & The Papas - Creeque Alley
- The Temptations - All I Need
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