February 1967 calendar

February 1967

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1967: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1967?


  • 01 Feb 1967 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Feb 1967 Formation of the American Basketball Association is announced.
  • 03 Feb 1967 Purple Haze recorded by Jimi Hendrix
  • 04 Feb 1967 Wild Thing hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • 05 Feb 1967 Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres on CBS
  • 06 Feb 1967 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 08 Feb 1967 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • 10 Feb 1967 25th Amendment to US Constitution (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect.
  • 11 Feb 1967 Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
  • 12 Feb 1967 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
  • 13 Feb 1967 American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 14 Feb 1967 Aretha Franklin records Respect
  • 15 Feb 1967 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • 16 Feb 1967 Red Ruffing selected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 17 Feb 1967 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz test) launches into Earth orbit.
  • 18 Feb 1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out six straight major league players.
  • 22 Feb 1967 25,000 American and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border.
  • 23 Feb 1967 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as Canadian Football League commissioner.
  • 24 Feb 1967 Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
  • 26 Feb 1967 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 27 Feb 1967 Pink Floyd release their 1st single Arnold Layne
  • 28 Feb 1967 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal.
  • 05 Feb 1967 Cultural Revolution: The Shanghai People's Commune is formally proclaimed, with Yao Wenyuan and Zhang Chunqiao being appointed as its leaders.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I'm A Believer
  2. - Kind Of A Drag
  3. - Ruby Tuesday
  4. - Georgy Girl
  5. - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'm A Believer
  2. - Release Me
  3. - This Is My Song
  4. - Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever
  5. - Edelweiss


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1967?

The Captain by Jan de Hartog

The Captain


The Captain

Inside South America by John Gunther

Inside South America


This is the eighth "Inside", a new full-scale "Inside" study on South America. It's a fascinating book that reveals a lot about the ten South American republics.

The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank

The Boston Strangler


New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Edgar Award: This is the definitive account of the serial killer and the manhunt that followed. Juris Slesers, 25, arrived at his mother’s apartment on June 14, 1962 to drive her to the …

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria


Santa Vittoria, a small town in war-torn Italy has one thing that is worth mentioning: its amazing wine cellars. The citizens plotted and plotted to stop the Germans finding and looting the town’s sole treasure, and were led by Bombolini, …

Tai-Pan by James Clavell



The early 19th century is when European traders and adventurers began to explore the forbidden Chinese mainland. It is at this time that the adventurers and traders of Europe first began to explore China's exotic mainland.