May 1967 calendar

May 1967

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1967?


  • 01 May 1967 Jelle Zijlstra becomes President of the Netherlands Bank
  • 03 May 1967 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern University.
  • 04 May 1967 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7.
  • 06 May 1967 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College.
  • 07 May 1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.
  • 08 May 1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • 09 May 1967 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 10 May 1967 Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
  • 11 May 1967 Sing, Israel Sing opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 12 May 1967 H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as Chairman of Student
  • 13 May 1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries.
  • 14 May 1967 Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down
  • 15 May 1967 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 16 May 1967 Philadelphia voters approve a US$13 million bond issue to build a new stadium.
  • 17 May 1967 Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
  • 18 May 1967 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • 19 May 1967 US bombs Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 20 May 1967 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2.
  • 21 May 1967 Sing, Israel Sing closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • 22 May 1967 Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel.
  • 23 May 1967 Government bans submarines near South Africa.
  • 24 May 1967 AFL grants a franchise to the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • 25 May 1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic-painted Rolls Royce.
  • 26 May 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 27 May 1967 Sherry! closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 28 May 1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • 29 May 1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
  • 30 May 1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
  • 10 May 1967 The Northrop M2-F2 crashes on landing, becoming the inspiration for the novel Cyborg and TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Somethin' Stupid
  2. - The Happening
  3. - Groovin'
  4. - Sweet Soul Music
  5. - Respect

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Silence Is Golden
  2. - Puppet On A String
  3. - Dedicated To The One I Love
  4. - Somethin' Stupid
  5. - Waterloo Sunset


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1967?

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 Jury Returns by Louis Nizer

The Jury Returns


On the front fly, your name.

Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control by Fred W. Friendly

Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control


We cannot control the circumstances. 0261620584 Used – Very Good 02/17/2015

The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell

The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914


It may show signs of wear and have marks on the interior. 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls


The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls in red, black, capsules, tablets, or both. Anne, Neely and Jennifer can take their pills straight or have them mixed with vodka.