1967 in History



January 1 CRU becomes the CAFA and turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
January 1 Day's play in the Calcutta Test vs. West Indies cancelled by riots
January 1 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
January 1 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
January 1 Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
January 1 St. Helena adopts constitution
January 1 Tonga revises constitution
January 1 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 3 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
January 3 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
January 3 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
January 5 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, California (IND) begins
January 6 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
January 6 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
January 6 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
January 7 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
January 9 Georgia legislature seats Rep. Julian Bond
January 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
January 10 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
January 10 Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
January 10 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
January 10 Princess Margret marries Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven
January 11 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
January 12 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
January 13 Coup in Togo
January 13 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
January 14 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
January 14 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
January 14 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
January 14 Sonny and Cher release "Beat Goes On"
January 15 Superbowl I: Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, quarterback
January 16 1st black government installed in Bahamas
January 16 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
January 18 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
January 18 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
January 18 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 18 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
January 19 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
January 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
January 21 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
January 21 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
January 22 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
January 23 Stan Musial is named General Manager of Cards
January 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
January 27 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee
January 27 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
January 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
January 27 Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
January 28 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
January 29 Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
January 29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 107 performances
January 29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
February 1 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million and 60 lives
February 1 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 2 Bolivia adopts its constitution
February 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
February 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
February 4 U.S. launches Lunar Orbiter 3
February 4 "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
February 5 Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua
February 5 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
February 5 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
February 6 Cultural Revolution in Albania
February 6 Heavyweight Cassius Clay beats Ernie Terrell in Houston
February 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
February 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
February 8 Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
February 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 10 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect
February 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
February 12 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
February 14 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
February 14 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
February 15 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
February 15 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
February 15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
February 16 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
February 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields"
February 17 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
February 18 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
February 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
February 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
February 22 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
February 22 Barbara Garson's "MacBird," premieres in New York City
February 22 Sling-shot goal post and 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
February 23 25th amendment (presidential succession) declared ratified
February 23 John Herbert's "Fortune and Men's Eyes," premieres in New York City
February 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
February 23 U.S. troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War
February 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
February 27 Antigua and St. Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
February 27 Dominica gains independence from England
February 27 Pink Floyd finishes recordin the single, 'Arnold Layne" at London's EMI Studios
February 27 Rio de la Plata Treaty
February 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
March 1 Dominica and St. Lucia gain independence from Britain
March 1 House of Representatives expels Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (307 to 116)
March 1 Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
March 1 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
March 2 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins
March 2 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 3 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
March 3 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
March 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
March 4 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova and Protopopov (U.S.S.R.)
March 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
March 4 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (U.S.)
March 5 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
March 6 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
March 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
March 6 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
March 6 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man, premieres in New York City
March 7 Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union and jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
March 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
March 9 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
March 10 Pink Floyd's single 'Arnold Layne' is released in the UK
March 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
March 12 Indonesian congress deprives president Sukarno of authority
March 13 Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
March 13 Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ...," premieres in New York City
March 14 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Baltimore Colts pick Bubba Smith
March 14 John F. Kennedy's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
March 14 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run #500 off Stu Miller
March 15 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
March 15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
March 15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, Tennessee (PBS) 1st broadcast
March 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane," single goes #1
March 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock and spills oil
March 19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
March 19 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St. Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
March 20 Supremes release "The Happening"
March 20 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
March 24 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
March 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
March 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
March 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 25 Who and Cream make U.S. debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
March 26 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming and Cabaret win
March 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
March 26 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
March 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 65 performances
March 28 U.N. Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
March 29 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mount Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's" is photographed
March 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
April 1 1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work
April 2 Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
April 2 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
April 3 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
April 3 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 4 Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
April 4 Dutch De Young government forms
April 4 Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
April 5 76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
April 5 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
April 6 Premier Pompidou forms new French government
April 7 Israeli/Syrian border fights
April 7 Tom Donahue, San Francisco dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
April 9 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
April 9 31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer, Jr. wins, shooting a 280
April 9 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth New York City after 105 performances
April 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio New York Worldwide's transmitter burns down
April 10 39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," E Taylor and P Scofield win
April 11 Harlem (New York City) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
April 11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 320 performances
April 11 Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," premieres
April 14 General Gnassingbe Eyadema becomes president of Togo
April 14 In the Vietnam War, U.S. planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
April 14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
April 14 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
April 15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 457 performances
April 16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 161 performances
April 16 Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings
April 17 Shortwave Radio New York Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
April 17 Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
April 19 71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45
April 19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years
April 19 "Casino Royale" premieres
April 19 U.S. Surveyor III lands on Moon
April 19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4 years
April 20 French author Regis Debray caught in Bolivia
April 20 New York Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
April 20 U.S. planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
April 20 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
April 21 EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
April 21 Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to U.S.
April 21 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
April 21 Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in New York City
April 22 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
April 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
April 23 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
April 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 2
April 24 Pink Floyd's single 'Arnold Layne is released in the United States
April 25 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
April 25 Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders," premieres in New York City
April 26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 293 performances
April 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 26 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
April 27 Expo '67 opens in Montreal
April 27 Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
April 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 28 Expo 67 opens in Montreal
April 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title
April 29 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
April 30 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (U.S.S.R.)
April 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
April 30 New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
April 30 Orioles' Stu Miller and Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
May 1 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua
May 1 Elvis Presley and Pricilla Beaulieu wed
May 1 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)
May 2 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
May 3 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern University
May 4 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by U.S.; begins orbiting Moon May 7
May 6 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College
May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
May 6 Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
May 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army
May 9 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
May 9 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
May 10 Foundation Arizona soccer team forms in Alkmaar
May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park home run vs Jim Bunning
May 10 Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
May 10 Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares U.S. aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
May 10 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 11 100,000,000th U.S. phone connected
May 11 Great Britain, Ireland and Denmark apply for Common Market membership
May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 14 performances
May 12 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
May 12 H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
May 12 Provo disbands in Netherlands Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
May 14 Mickey Mantle's 500th home run off Oriole's Stu Miller
May 15 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman
May 16 Philadelphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
May 17 Dylan's 1965 U.K. Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
May 18 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
May 18 Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law," upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
May 19 U.S. bombs Hanoi
May 19 U.S.S.R. ratifies treaty with England and U.S. banning nuclear weapons in space
May 20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
May 20 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
May 20 BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references)
May 21 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
May 21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 14 performances
May 22 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
May 22 Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
May 22 "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," debuts on NET (now PBS)
May 23 Government bans submarines near South Africa
May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
May 25 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
May 25 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
May 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 65 performances
May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concert
May 28 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
May 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 29 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
May 29 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
May 30 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
May 30 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
May 30 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
May 31 Bayern Munchen wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg
June 1 Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in U.S. and goes gold
June 1 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
June 2 Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston
June 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
June 3 Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1
June 4 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts and Lucy Ball
June 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
June 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
June 4 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
June 4 Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
June 5 6 day war between Israel and Arab neighbors begin
June 5 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair
June 5 Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent and 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible
June 5 WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 6 Israeli troops occupy Gaza
June 7 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
June 7 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
June 7 New York Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
June 8 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 U.S. crewmen
June 9 Boycott scores 246* vs. India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
June 9 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
June 9 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
June 10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
June 10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with United Nations help
June 10 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Israel
June 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans
June 11 Chicago Cubs (7) and New York Mets (4) tie record of 11 home runs in a game
June 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
June 11 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
June 12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio, 300 arrested
June 12 Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
June 12 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
June 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 22 innings
June 13 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
June 13 "You Only Live Twice" premieres in U.S.
June 14 Mariner 5 Launch, Venus Flyby
June 14 Steve Allen Show," premieres on CBS-TV
June 14 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit
June 16 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
June 17 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes
June 17 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed
June 17 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers and Athletics)
June 17 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
June 18 67th U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
June 18 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
June 18 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
June 18 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
June 19 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army
June 19 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
June 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats New York Mets for 18th straight time
June 21 Yankees take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th and Yankees beat them 6-3
June 23 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
June 23 John Entwistle of rock group Who weds Alison Wise
June 23 Lyndon Baines Johnson and Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey
June 23 U.S. Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
June 24 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
June 24 Zaire adopts constitution
June 25 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
June 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
June 25 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 25 Mohammed Ali, Cassius Clay, sentenced to 5 years
June 26 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
June 27 Race riot in Buffalo New York (200 arrested)
June 28 George Harrison is fined 6 pounds for speeding
June 28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
June 29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
June 29 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
June 30 Major Robert H Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
June 30 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
June 30 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
July 1 1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2
July 1 BBC starts their World Radio Club
July 1 Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," goes #1 for 15 weeks
July 1 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 1348 performances
July 2 22nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
July 2 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) and 1st amateur to U.S. Women's open golf tournament
July 3 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
July 4 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
July 4 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
July 5 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
July 6 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade
July 7 81st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
July 7 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
July 7 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
July 8 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64)
July 8 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
July 9 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
July 9 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
July 10 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe"
July 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
July 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
July 11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
July 12 23 die in Newark race riot
July 12 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-0
July 12 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested
July 12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
July 13 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
July 14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giant Juan Marichal
July 14 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
July 14 The Who, opening for Herman's Hermits begin a U.S. tour
July 15 L.A. Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Association champs
July 15 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
July 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 608 performances
July 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 16 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
July 16 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
July 17 Monkees perform at Forest Hills, New York, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
July 17 Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
July 18 Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in New York
July 19 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)
July 19 Race riots in Durham, North Carolina
July 19 U.S. launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)
July 20 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes
July 20 Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
July 22 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
July 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
July 22 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
July 23 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
July 24 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colorado
July 24 Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
July 24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
July 24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
July 24 Norway requests European Common Market membership
July 24 Race riots in Cambridge Maryland
July 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
July 25 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
July 26 Twins beat Yankees 3-2 in 18
July 27 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
July 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
July 27 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
July 27 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 29 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
July 29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
July 30 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
July 30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
July 31 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
August 1 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
August 1 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 2 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 16-77
August 2 U.S.'s Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
August 3 45,000 U.S. soldiers sent to Vietnam
August 3 James Law rides entire New York City subway in 22 hours 12 minutes
August 4 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
August 4 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
August 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 4 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 5 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
August 5 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
August 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
August 6 Minnesota Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
August 6 Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play
August 6 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
August 8 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
August 9 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
August 9 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
August 11 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
August 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St. Louis 23-14
August 13 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 14 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
August 14 Radio Scotland and Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
August 15 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
August 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured and leaves
August 16 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
August 18 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
August 18 WCBS radio in New York City goes all-news
August 19 Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1
August 20 Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, and fired again as manager of A's
August 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
August 21 China reports downing of 2 U.S. bombers
August 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
August 21 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
August 21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
August 25 Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
August 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
August 25 Paraguay accepts its constitution
August 25 Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
August 26 Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
August 26 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and Twins sweep Cleveland
August 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands U.S. stop bombing North Vietnam
August 27 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on U.S. cover (Fashion of the Times)
August 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
August 28 Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
August 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
August 29 Final TV episode of "Fugitive"
August 29 Yankees longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yankees win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes
August 30 U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
September 1 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 1 San Francisco Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
September 1 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 1 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, Georgia (IND) begins
September 2 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 3 Final episode of "What's My Line?," hosted by John Charles Daly
September 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
September 3 Last broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS TV
September 3 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution
September 3 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
September 3 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 4 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
September 4 Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 4 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
September 5 Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico and Texas
September 5 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 5 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 8 Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10
September 8 Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic
September 9 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
September 9 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
September 10 81st U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64)
September 10 87th U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86)
September 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Detroit Tigers, 6-0
September 10 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
September 10 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British and not Spanish
September 10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
September 10 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
September 11 A's drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
September 11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
September 11 Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV
September 11 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
September 11 Indian/Chinese border fights
September 11 U.S. Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
September 11 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 11 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 11 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 11 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 14 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
September 14 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge and Sanctuary opens in Bronx
September 15 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 16 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
September 16 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, Arizona (IND) begins broadcasting
September 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 17 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
September 17 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 in New Hampshire
September 17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 27-13
September 17 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
September 18 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup
September 19 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
September 20 Benin separates from Nigeria
September 20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank, Scotland
September 20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
September 20 WCAE TV channel 50 in St. John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 20 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 21 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
September 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 23 Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
September 23 Radio Malta stops testing
September 24 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
September 25 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 26 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
September 27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
September 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 28 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
September 29 Gladys Knight and Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
September 29 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
September 29 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater
September 30 BBC starts their own popular music radio station
September 30 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
September 30 U.S.S.R.'s Kosmos 186 and 188 complete 1st automatic docking
October 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
October 1 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins
October 1 Pink FLoyd's 1st U.S. tour (arrives in New York City)
October 2 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
October 2 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia
October 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
October 2 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
October 3 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, California (IND) begins
October 3 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
October 3 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
October 4 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers
October 6 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
October 6 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 7 Beatles turn down $1 million New York concert offer by Sid Berstein
October 7 Rolf Hochhuths "Soldaten," premieres in West Berlin
October 10 Brendan Behans "Norstal Boy," premieres in Dublin
October 11 World Series record 3 consecutive home runs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
October 11 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
October 12 St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
October 13 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
October 16 WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 16 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
October 17 "Hair" premieres on Broadway
October 17 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
October 17 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
October 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from Kansas City to Oakland and expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with Kansas City and Seattle teams
October 18 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A. Bethe
October 18 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
October 18 Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released
October 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
October 19 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
October 20 7 men are convicted of civil rights violations in Meridan Miss
October 20 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
October 20 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
October 21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
October 21 Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
October 22 17th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 23 -8 at Champions Golf Club Texas
October 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive Vice President of A's by Charlie Finley
October 22 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
October 23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 80 performances
October 23 New Jersey Americans (later NY/New Jersey Nets) play 1st ABA game
October 26 Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate
October 26 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
October 27 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
October 27 Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada
October 27 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
October 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
October 29 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
October 29 MacDermot, Ragni and Rado's musical "Hair," premieres in New York City
October 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
October 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
October 30 U.S.S.R. Kosmos 186 and 188 make 1st automatic docking and Venmera 13 launch
October 31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
October 31 SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
November 3 Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young
November 5 ATS-3 launched by U.S. to take 1st pictures of full Earth disk
November 5 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
November 5 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
November 5 U.S. troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
November 5 Yemen president Sallal flees
November 6 Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curaeao, kills 15
November 6 U.S. launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
November 7 Carl B. Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
November 7 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
November 7 Richard G. Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana
November 7 St. Louis Cardinals Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
November 7 Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
November 8 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
November 8 Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
November 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 9 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
November 9 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
November 10 KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 12 Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
November 12 Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7
November 13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle and Kansas City
November 15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
November 15 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
November 15 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
November 17 Beatles Ltd and Apple Music Ltd swap names
November 17 French author Regis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
November 17 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
November 18 British government devalues pounds from U.S. equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
November 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
November 20 At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
November 20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
November 20 U.S. population reaches 200 million
November 21 Phillip and Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
November 22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
November 22 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
November 22 U.N. Sec council passes resolution 242 - Israel must give back occupied land
November 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 25 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 463 performances
November 25 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
November 26 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
November 26 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
November 27 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
November 27 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
November 28 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (quarterback)
November 28 The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
November 29 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
November 29 Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
November 30 Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
November 30 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
November 30 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
November 30 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from U.K.
November 30 People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
November 30 Senator Eugene McCarthy begins run for U.S. presidency
December 1 Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle)
December 1 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
December 1 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
December 1 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
December 2 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
December 3 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr. Christian Barnard, South Africa)
December 3 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
December 3 Ex-president Sukarno under house arrest in Indonesia
December 3 Final run of "20th Century Limited," famed N.Y. - Chicago luxury train
December 5 Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens
December 5 Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting Vietnam war
December 6 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
December 7 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 220 performances
December 7 Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
December 8 Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
December 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
December 9 Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
December 9 Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
December 9 Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
December 11 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
December 11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
December 11 People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
December 11 SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
December 12 U.S. launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
December 13 United Soccer Association and National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
December 13 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
December 14 DNA created in a test tube
December 15 Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
December 15 Joe Garagiola joins Today Show panel
December 15 Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hour, 34 die
December 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
December 17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 20 474,300 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam
December 20 "Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, premieres
December 20 Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
December 23 Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy
December 24 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
December 25 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher get engaged
December 26 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
December 26 Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands
December 28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 28 Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
December 29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
December 29 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
December 30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
December 30 Great Western Forum opens in LA
December 31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, Los Angeles Lakers beat Houston 147-118
December 31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 80 performances
December 31 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
December 31 Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13 degrees F)












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