August 1967 calendar

August 1967

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1967.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1967: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1967?


  • 01 Aug 1967 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Aug 1967 New Orleans Saints' first pre-season game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 16-77.
  • 03 Aug 1967 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • 04 Aug 1967 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0
  • 05 Aug 1967 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit Ode to Billy Joe
  • 06 Aug 1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 07 Aug 1967 Vietnam War: the People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
  • 08 Aug 1967 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations
  • 09 Aug 1967 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • 10 Aug 1967 Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
  • 11 Aug 1967 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on nine pitches.
  • 12 Aug 1967 New Orleans Saints' first pre-season victory, beat Saint Louis Cardinals 23-14.
  • 13 Aug 1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Aug 1967 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • 15 Aug 1967 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
  • 16 Aug 1967 Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured and leaves
  • 18 Aug 1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • 19 Aug 1967 West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has quotpurchasedquot through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
  • 21 Aug 1967 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • 24 Aug 1967 Liberian flag designed.
  • 25 Aug 1967 Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 26 Aug 1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 27 Aug 1967 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover
  • 28 Aug 1967 Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
  • 29 Aug 1967 Final TV episode of Fugitive
  • 30 Aug 1967 Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 13 Aug 1967 Two young women became the first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57-year history of Montana's Glacier National Park in separate incidents.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1967?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Light My Fire
  2. - All You Need Is Love
  3. - Ode To Billie Joe
  4. - I Was Made To Love Her
  5. - Pleasant Valley Sunday

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
  2. - The Last Waltz
  3. - All You Need Is Love
  4. - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  5. - Death Of A Clown


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1967?

Edgar Cayce by Jess Stearn

Edgar Cayce


The fascinating biography of one of the nation's most respected authorities on metaphysics reached No. The New York Times bestsellers list ranked this fascinating biography at No. 1. One of the most inspiring stories in inspirational literature is that of …

The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith

The New Industrial State


John Kenneth Galbraith, a pioneer in American literature, redefined America's view of itself with his incisive commentary and sharp wit. Galbraith claims that the United States is not a society of free enterprise, but rather a structure controlled by the …

A Night Of Watching by Elliott Arnold

A Night Of Watching


"Etoiles", a multimedia resource designed for Key Stages 3 & 4 of the National Curriculum, is published jointly by BBC & Longman. It offers a variety of multimedia resources that encourage learning and capture the interest of students.

Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham

Night Falls On The City


Night Falls on the City Vienna in 1938. Julia Homburg, the beautiful actress, and Franz Wedeker, her politician husband, embody all of the enlightened brilliance their home city has to offer.

The King Of The Castle by Victoria Holt

The King Of The Castle


A young Englishwoman is drawn to a mystery about stolen jewels, murder, and while staying at a French chateau in order to restore its art.