1967

In the turbulent 1960’s, it should come as no surprise that many important cultural events occurred in 1967, especially in the field of music.

1967

This was the year that The Doors released their debut album, self-titled, The Doors. The Jimi Hendrix Experience also released their debut album, titled, Are You Experienced. They would release another album this year, titled, Axis: Bold As Love. In another major debut, Pink Floyd released their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. This was the year that The Beatles released their famous album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and their Magical Mystery Tour.

In film, Charlie Chaplin’s last film, A Countess from Hong Kong, opened in the United Kingdom. 1967 was also the year that A Fistful of Dollars, starring Clint Eastwood, opened in the United States. This was the first largely successful “Spaghetti Western” and helped elevate the popularity of the genre and the career of Clint Eastwood. This was the year that The Graduate opened in movie theatres, which was the first major role for Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman would receive an Academy Award nomination for the role. Disney’s animated classic, The Jungle Book also premiered in 1967, with the film having an added weight of significance to it, since it was the last production that Walt Disney himself had a hand in producing.

In developments for television, 1967 was the year that the first color television broadcasts began on BBC2 in the United Kingdom. This was also the year of the first live, international, satellite television production, Our World. The program featured the live debut of The Beatles’ song, “All You Need Is Love.”

As the American war in Vietnam raged on, so did social unrest within the United States. As many people protested the war and the central government’s use of conscription into the armed forces, the great boxer Muhammad Ali refused military service when drafted in 1967. While the decision came at great personal cost to Ali, he stayed true to his word and inspired many others to follow his example, which helped galvanize the antiwar movement in the US.

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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 40th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America

Best director

Mike Nichols

The Graduate

The Graduate

Best actor

Rod Steiger

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Katharine Hepburn

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Estelle Parsons

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Country: United States of America

Books

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Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman

Anyone Can Make A Million

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Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

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Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent …

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith

The New Industrial State

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With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State, one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled …

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1967


Literature

  • Miguel Ángel Asturias

Physics

  • Hans Bethe

Chemistry

  • Manfred Eigen
  • Ronald George Wreyford Norrish
  • George Porter

Physiology or Medicine

  • Ragnar Granit
  • Haldan Keffer Hartline
  • George Wald

Movies

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Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Country: United States of America

Playtime

Playtime

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly

Country: United States of America

The Graduate

The Graduate

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1967 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1967


Population statistics

  • Total population: 3.5 billion (3,478,769,962 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.3 billion, that is 36.0% of the total population of 1967 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +70.9 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +2.08%
  • Average density: 23.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1967?


Events

  • 01 Jan FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • 03 Jan Tonight Show is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • 04 Jan The Doors' self-titled debut album is released.
  • 05 Jan KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • 06 Jan Milton Berle Show last airs on ABC-TV
  • 07 Jan Newlywed Game premieres on ABC TV
  • 08 Jan Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
  • 09 Jan Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • 10 Jan Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black
  • 11 Jan Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission.
  • 12 Jan Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
  • 13 Jan Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 14 Jan New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
  • 15 Jan Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 16 Jan 1st black government installed in Bahamas
  • 18 Jan US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 19 Jan Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife).
  • 21 Jan US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.
  • 22 Jan NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10.
  • 23 Jan Stan Musial is named general manager of Saint Louis Cardinals.
  • 26 Jan The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
  • 27 Jan Apollo 1 fire kills Astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee
  • 29 Jan WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Jan West Germany and Romania establish diplomatic relations.
  • 01 Feb WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Feb Formation of the American Basketball Association is announced.
  • 03 Feb Purple Haze recorded by Jimi Hendrix
  • 04 Feb Wild Thing hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
  • 05 Feb Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 06 Feb Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 08 Feb Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • 10 Feb 25th Amendment to US Constitution (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect.
  • 11 Feb Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
  • 12 Feb Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
  • 13 Feb American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
  • 14 Feb Aretha Franklin records Respect
  • 15 Feb 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
  • 16 Feb Red Ruffing selected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 17 Feb Kosmos 140 (Soyuz test) launches into Earth orbit.
  • 18 Feb Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out six straight major league players.
  • 22 Feb 25,000 American and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border.
  • 23 Feb Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as Canadian Football League commissioner.
  • 24 Feb Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
  • 26 Feb Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 27 Feb Pink Floyd release their 1st single Arnold Layne
  • 28 Feb Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal.
  • 01 Mar WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, Maryland (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Mar 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in Night" and Michele win.
  • 03 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
  • 05 Mar WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Mar 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 07 Mar American actor/singer Nelson Eddy dies at age 65 in hospital in Miami, Florida, after suffering a stroke while performing onstage at the Doral Country Club in Miami the previous day.
  • 08 Mar New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold first day).
  • 09 Mar Svetlana Allilueva, Josef Stalin's daughter, defects to the West in New York City.
  • 11 Mar Pink Floyd rock group releases their first song ("Arnold Layne").
  • 12 Mar Indonesian congress deprives President Sukarno of authority.
  • 13 Mar Moise Tshombe, ex-prime minister of Congo, is sentenced to death in absentia.
  • 14 Mar The late US President John Kennedy's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial.
  • 15 Mar AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
  • 16 Mar Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
  • 18 Mar Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock and spills oil
  • 19 Mar Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Orange Golf Classic.
  • 20 Mar Supremes release The Happening
  • 21 Mar A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
  • 22 Mar Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] knocks out Zora Folley in 7 innings for heavyweight boxing title in first Madison Square Garden fight.
  • 24 Mar University of Michigan holds first "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 26 Mar Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
  • 28 Mar Sherry! opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 29 Mar WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Mar 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • 01 Apr The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • 02 Apr Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational.
  • 03 Apr WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Apr Amsterdam Marines chase out nozems of Central Station
  • 05 Apr ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit.
  • 06 Apr Premier Pompidou forms new French government.
  • 07 Apr Israeli / Syrian border fights
  • 09 Apr At the Drop of Another Hat closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • 10 Apr 39th Academy Awards - Man For All Seasons, Elizabeth Taylor and P Scofield win.
  • 11 Apr Illya Darling opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 12 Apr The Ahmanson Theatre opens in Los Angeles.
  • 13 Apr Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.
  • 14 Apr Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • 15 Apr Wait A Minim! closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • 16 Apr Walking Happy closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 17 Apr Shortwave Radio New York Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
  • 19 Apr Casino Royale premieres
  • 20 Apr US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
  • 21 Apr EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in the Netherlands
  • 22 Apr Martial Law goes into effect in Greece.
  • 23 Apr Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
  • 24 Apr 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 2.
  • 25 Apr Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland.
  • 26 Apr Hallelujah, Baby! opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • 27 Apr Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
  • 28 Apr Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and is stripped of boxing title.
  • 29 Apr Aretha Franklin releases "Respect".
  • 30 Apr New York Mets' pitcher Tom Seaver wins his first game.
  • 01 May Jelle Zijlstra becomes President of the Netherlands Bank
  • 03 May Black students seize finance building at Northwestern University.
  • 04 May Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7.
  • 06 May 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College.
  • 07 May Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.
  • 08 May Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • 09 May Gijsbert van Hall resigns as Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 10 May Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
  • 11 May Sing, Israel Sing opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 12 May H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as Chairman of Student
  • 13 May Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries.
  • 14 May Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down
  • 15 May Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 16 May Philadelphia voters approve a US$13 million bond issue to build a new stadium.
  • 17 May Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
  • 18 May Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • 19 May US bombs Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 20 May 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2.
  • 21 May Sing, Israel Sing closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • 22 May Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel.
  • 23 May Government bans submarines near South Africa.
  • 24 May AFL grants a franchise to the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • 25 May John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic-painted Rolls Royce.
  • 26 May US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 27 May Sherry! closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 28 May Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • 29 May Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
  • 30 May King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
  • 01 Jun Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC.
  • 02 Jun Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 03 Jun 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
  • 04 Jun 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts and Lucy Ball
  • 05 Jun 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin
  • 06 Jun Israeli troops occupy Gaza
  • 07 Jun Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
  • 08 Jun Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen.
  • 09 Jun Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 10 Jun Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end 6-Day War with UN help
  • 11 Jun A J Foyt and Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans
  • 12 Jun Israel wins 6 day war
  • 13 Jun You Only Live Twice premieres in US
  • 14 Jun Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)
  • 15 Jun Gov Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
  • 16 Jun 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival.
  • 17 Jun Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
  • 18 Jun 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol Golf Club - New Jersey
  • 19 Jun Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • 20 Jun Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
  • 21 Jun Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th and Yanks beat them 6-3
  • 23 Jun Jim Ryun sets mile record of 3:51.1 (Bakersfield, California).
  • 24 Jun Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
  • 25 Jun 400 million watch Beatles Our World TV special
  • 26 Jun Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
  • 27 Jun Race riot in Buffalo, New York; 200 arrested.
  • 28 Jun Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 29 Jun Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
  • 30 Jun Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black Astronaut
  • 01 Jul Funny Girl closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • 03 Jul News at 10 premieres on English TV
  • 04 Jul Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  • 05 Jul Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
  • 06 Jul Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
  • 07 Jul 81st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
  • 08 Jul 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64)
  • 09 Jul 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 10 Jul Bobbie Gentry records Ode to Billie Joe
  • 11 Jul 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, California
  • 12 Jul 23 die in Newark race riot
  • 13 Jul Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
  • 14 Jul Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • 15 Jul Sweet Charity closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
  • 16 Jul Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 17 Jul The Monkees music group performs at Forest Hills, New York; Jimi Hendrix is opening act.
  • 18 Jul Silver hits record US$1.87 an ounce in New York.
  • 19 Jul 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • 20 Jul Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes
  • 21 Jul The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
  • 22 Jul 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • 23 Jul Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • 24 Jul 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine Country Club - Colorado
  • 25 Jul Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • 26 Jul Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • 27 Jul Arabs Federation Premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
  • 28 Jul Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • 29 Jul Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • 30 Jul Race riot in Milwaukee (four killed).
  • 31 Jul Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
  • 01 Aug WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Aug New Orleans Saints' first pre-season game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 16-77.
  • 03 Aug 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • 04 Aug 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • 05 Aug Bobby Gentry releases her only hit Ode to Billy Joe
  • 06 Aug Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 07 Aug 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 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 09 Aug Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
  • 10 Aug Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
  • 11 Aug Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on nine pitches.
  • 12 Aug New Orleans Saints' first pre-season victory, beat Saint Louis Cardinals 23-14.
  • 13 Aug WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Aug Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
  • 15 Aug Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
  • 16 Aug Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured and leaves
  • 18 Aug Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • 19 Aug West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has quotpurchasedquot through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
  • 21 Aug China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • 24 Aug Liberian flag designed.
  • 25 Aug Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 26 Aug Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 27 Aug Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
  • 28 Aug Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
  • 29 Aug Final TV episode of Fugitive
  • 30 Aug Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 01 Sep KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Sep KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Sep Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
  • 04 Sep Train crash at Arnhem Neth, kills 5
  • 05 Sep KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Sep Surveyor 5 is launched; makes soft landing on Moon September 10.
  • 09 Sep 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • 10 Sep 81st US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64)
  • 11 Sep French President De Gaulle visits Poland
  • 14 Sep Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
  • 15 Sep KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Sep Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • 17 Sep Mission Impossible premieres on CBS-TV
  • 18 Sep ''Love Is a Many Splendored Thing'' debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.
  • 19 Sep Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
  • 20 Sep Benin separates from Nigeria
  • 23 Sep Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 24 Sep Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs. Steelers
  • 25 Sep WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Sep Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • 28 Sep Walter Washington elected first mayor of Washington, DC.
  • 29 Sep Gladys Knight and Pips releases I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • 30 Sep Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • 01 Oct KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
  • 02 Oct Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
  • 03 Oct KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • 04 Oct 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers
  • 06 Oct Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark the end of hippies.
  • 07 Oct Rolf Hochhuths Soldaten, premieres in West Berlin
  • 08 Oct Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director Henry Holzclaw retires after 50 years service.
  • 09 Oct A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 10 Oct Brendan Behans Norstal Boy, premieres in Dublin
  • 11 Oct World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 13 Oct CBS radio cancels House Party
  • 14 Oct The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California.
  • 16 Oct WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Oct Hair premieres on Broadway
  • 18 Oct Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
  • 19 Oct Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
  • 20 Oct All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers
  • 21 Oct Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • 22 Oct Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
  • 23 Oct Henry, Sweet Henry opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 25 Oct An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament.
  • 26 Oct Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
  • 27 Oct 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
  • 29 Oct Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • 30 Oct Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • 31 Oct KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Nov Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and ''The Wise Men'' conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
  • 03 Nov Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
  • 04 Nov November 5 – Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.
  • 05 Nov Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 06 Nov Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15
  • 07 Nov Carl B Stokes elected 1st black Mayor of a major city - Cleveland, Ohio
  • 08 Nov 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
  • 09 Nov 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
  • 10 Nov KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Nov Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to ''new left'' antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
  • 12 Nov Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • 13 Nov Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 14 Nov The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as ''Day of the Colombian Woman''.
  • 15 Nov Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 17 Nov Beatles Ltd and Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • 18 Nov British government devalues pound sterling from US equivalent of US$2.80 to US$2.40.
  • 19 Nov The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 20 Nov Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • 21 Nov Phillip and Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet.
  • 22 Nov BBC unofficially bans "I am the Walrus" by The Beatles.
  • 25 Nov Apple Tree closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • 26 Nov Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
  • 27 Nov Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour
  • 28 Nov 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
  • 29 Nov British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
  • 30 Nov Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
  • 01 Dec Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
  • 02 Dec 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
  • 03 Dec 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
  • 04 Dec Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
  • 05 Dec Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting Vietnam war
  • 06 Dec Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.
  • 07 Dec How Now, Dow Jones opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 09 Dec Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
  • 11 Dec SST prototype Concorde 1st shown (France)
  • 12 Dec US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit.
  • 13 Dec Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II.
  • 14 Dec DNA created in a test tube.
  • 15 Dec Beatles release Christmas Time is Here Again
  • 16 Dec Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points versus Chicago Bulls.
  • 17 Dec WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Dec Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • 20 Dec Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, premieres
  • 23 Dec Brussels: NATO-Council accept Flexible Response-strategy
  • 24 Dec Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
  • 25 Dec Paul McCartney and Jane Asher get engaged
  • 26 Dec BBC broadcasts Magical Mystery Tour
  • 28 Dec KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Dec Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus.
  • 30 Dec Great Western Forum opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 31 Dec Henry, Sweet Henry closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances