Tuesday 19 December 1967
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Ambushers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron 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 19 December 1967 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Doug Johns in South Bend: Indiana, USA; pitcher (Oakland Athletics).
- Paul Harding: American writer, his first novel "Tinkers" won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for literature.
- Criss Angel: American illusionist.
- Charles Austin: American high jumper.
- Frankie Lam: Hong Kong actor.
- Alfred Courtens: Belgian sculptor, dies at age 78.
- Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
- Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term ''Black Hole'' for the first time.
- The Green Bay Packers become the first team in the modern era to win their third consecutive NFL Championship, 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what became known as ampquotThe Ice Bowlampquot.
- Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump 141nbspfeet over the Caesars Palace Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. Knievel crashed on landing and the accident was caught on film.
- December 20 Charles Joseph Volcher was born at Saint Francis Hospital in Lynwood California.
- St Christopher's Hospice, the world's first purpose-built secular hospice specialising in palliative care of the terminally ill, is established in South London by Cicely Saunders.
- Warner Bros. Pictures becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Arts Productions, thus becoming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
- The Jari project begins in the Amazon.
- Albania is officially declared an atheist state by its leader, Enver Hoxha.
- The University of Winnipeg is founded in Canada.
- Lonsdaleite (the rarest allotrope of carbon) is first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona.
- A lost city is 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 is first introduced in Germany.
- The Summer of Love is held in San Francisco.
- Lech Wałęsa goes to work in Gdańsk shipyards.
- Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Israeli Army.
- The Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri.
- Parker Morris Standards become mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK.
- Gabriel García Márquez's influential novel ''One Hundred Years of Solitude'' is published (in Spanish).
- The first edition of the book, ''A Short History of Pakistan'', is published by Karachi University, Pakistan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1967 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park & Other Things
- The Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo Down Broadway
- Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
- Cher - You Better Sit Down Kids
- Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
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