1967 Headlines Summary
A 1967 newspaper provides a fascinating insight into what it would have been like to be there at the time, reading these very headlines without knowing about them in hindsight.
January 5, 1967
Charlie Chaplin opens his last film in England, “A Countess from Hong Kong“.
January 12, 1967
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.
January 15, 1967
The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, Super Bowl I, takes place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
January 18, 1967
Albert DeSalvo is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
January 27, 1967
The United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty.
February 2, 1967
The American Basketball Association is formed.
February 3, 1967
Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard whilst escaping from prison in December 1965.
February 20, 1967
Lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, is born.
March 14, 1967
The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
March 27, 1967
A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.
April 14, 1967
10,000 people march against the Vietnam War in San Francisco.
April 29, 1967
Aretha Franklin releases Respect, covering the original song by Otis Redding.
28th April 1967
Muhammad Ali refuses military service in Texas.
May 1, 1967
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
June 1, 1967
The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“, nicknamed “The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love”; it stays at number one on the album charts throughout the summer of 1967.
July 1, 1967
BBC Two transmits tennis coverage from Wimbledon in color. This is the first time that television is broadcast in color in the United Kingdom and a full color service begins on the channel from 2nd December.
July 16, 1967
Comedian, impressionist, actor and writer Will Ferrell is born.
October 3, 1967
Folk musician Woody Guthrie dies from Huntington’s disease.
October 9, 1967
Che Guevara is executed.
October 18, 1967
The Jungle Book is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success.
October 27, 1967
London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
November 9, 1967
The first issue of the Rolling Stone magazine is published in San Francisco.
November 10, 1967
Soul singer Otis Redding is killed at the age of 26 when the airplane he was on crashes into Lake Monona. The only survivor was his fellow musician Ben Cauley, with the crash claiming the lives of all of Redding’s five-member band.
December 11, 1967
The Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
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