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1967Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

1967Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

1967Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1967Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

1967LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ

1967Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1967Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

1967JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

1967"The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres

196739th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," best picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

1967Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational

1967NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

1967Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

1967"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

1967Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

1967Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

1967Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

19671st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1967"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

1967'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

1967Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

1967George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

1967Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open

1967Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1967Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

1967Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition

1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

1967LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1967Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

1967The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1967Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

1967Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1967Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

1967Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

1967Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open

1967Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller

1967Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1967French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1967Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

1967Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1967US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

1967Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

1967Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

196774th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

1967Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

1967Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

1967Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1967Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

196713th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1967Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

1967Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

1967Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

1967Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

1967Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

1967 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL 
Jan 1
Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots 
Jan 1
FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different 
Jan 1
Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game 
Jan 1
KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game 
Jan 1
St Helena adopts constitution 
Jan 1
Tonga revises constitution 
Jan 1
WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 3
"Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes 
Jan 3
Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion 
Jan 3
WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 5
KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins 
Jan 6
"Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV 
Jan 6
KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 6
2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140 
Jan 6
United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta. 
Jan 7
"Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 9
Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond 
Jan 9
NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints" 
Jan 10
Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black 
Jan 10
Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia 
Jan 10
PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network 
Jan 11
Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission 
Jan 12
Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali 
Jan 12
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation. 
Jan 13
Coup in Togo 
Jan 13
Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
Jan 14
20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF 
Jan 14
Earthquake in Sicily kills 231 
Jan 14
NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments 
Jan 14
Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On" 
Jan 15
Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB 
Jan 16
1st black government installed in Bahamas 
Jan 16
Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent 
Jan 18
20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal 
Jan 18
Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison 
Jan 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 18
Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada 
Jan 19
Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife) 
Jan 21
AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23 
Jan 21
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 
Jan 21
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti 
Jan 22
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10 
Jan 23
Stan Musial is named GM of Cards 
Jan 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
Jan 26
Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned 
Jan 27
Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee 
Jan 27
Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records 
Jan 27
New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker) 
Jan 27
Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed 
Jan 28
Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together" 
Jan 29
"Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs 
Jan 29
Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 29
Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ 
Jan 29
WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 1
Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives 
Feb 1
WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 2
Bolivia adopts its constitution 
Feb 2
Formation of American Basketball Association is announced 
Feb 3
"Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix 
Feb 3
Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne. 
Feb 4
"Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby 
Feb 4
US launches Lunar Orbiter 3 
Feb 5
"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC) 
Feb 5
Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua 
Feb 5
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren 
Feb 6
Cultural Revolution in Albania 
Feb 6
Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 7
A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people. 
Feb 8
Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games) 
Feb 8
Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership 
Feb 8
Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down 
Feb 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 10
25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified 
Feb 12
Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater 
Feb 12
Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs 
Feb 12
Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting 
Feb 14
Aretha Franklin records "Respect" 
Feb 14
Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up 
Feb 15
1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted 
Feb 15
D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber 
Feb 15
Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23) 
Feb 16
Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame 
Feb 17
Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields" 
Feb 17
Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit 
Feb 18
Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3" 
Feb 18
Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers 
Feb 19
Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater 
Feb 22
Barbara Garson's "MacBird," premieres in NYC 
Feb 22
Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL 
Feb 22
25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII 
Feb 23
25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted 
Feb 23
John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes," premieres in NYC 
Feb 23
Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner 
Feb 23
US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War 
Feb 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 26
Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ 
Feb 27
Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK 
Feb 27
Dominica gains independence from England 
Feb 27
Rio de la Plata Treaty 
Feb 28
Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal 
Mar 1
Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain 
Mar 1
House of Reps expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116) 
Mar 1
Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London 
Mar 1
WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast 
Mar 2
9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins 
Mar 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 3
Grenada gains partial independence from Britain 
Mar 3
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 3
White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game) 
Mar 4
Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB) 
Mar 4
Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR) 
Mar 4
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT) 
Mar 4
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US) 
Mar 5
WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 6
2nd Academy of Country Music Awards 
Mar 6
Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison 
Mar 6
Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted 
Mar 6
Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US 
Mar 6
WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 7
Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC 
Mar 7
Teamster pres Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971) 
Mar 8
New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day) 
Mar 9
Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West 
Mar 11
Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne) 
Mar 12
Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet 
Mar 12
Indonesian congress deprives president Sukarno of authority 
Mar 13
Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death 
Mar 13
Robert Anderson's "You Know I Can't Hear You ..." premieres in NYC 
Mar 14
1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith 
Mar 14
JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial 
Mar 15
AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum 
Mar 15
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as pres of Brazil 
Mar 15
WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Mar 16
Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down 
Mar 18
Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1 
Mar 18
Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil 
Mar 19
French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France 
Mar 19
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic 
Mar 20
The Supremes release "The Happening" 
Mar 20
WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 22
Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 24
U of Mich holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam 
Mar 25
29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64 
Mar 25
The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1 
Mar 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 25
Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show 
Mar 26
21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win 
Mar 26
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open 
Mar 26
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio 
Mar 28
"Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances 
Mar 28
UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam 
Mar 29
WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 30
Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed 
Mar 31
1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London) 
Apr 1
1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work 
Apr 1
The United States Department of Transportation begins operation. 
Apr 2
Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational 
Apr 3
WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 3
113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum 
Apr 4
Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station 
Apr 4
Dutch De Young government forms 
Apr 4
Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station 
Apr 5
'76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds 
Apr 5
ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit 
Apr 6
Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government 
Apr 7
Israeli/Syrian border fights 
Apr 7
Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM) 
Apr 9
"At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 perfs 
Apr 9
1st Boeing 737 rolls out 
Apr 9
31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280 
Apr 9
Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down 
Apr 9
The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight. 
Apr 10
39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," best picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor 
Apr 11
"Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 perfs 
Apr 11
Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr 
Apr 11
Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" premieres 
Apr 14
General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo 
Apr 14
In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time 
Apr 14
Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at 
Apr 14
Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch 
Apr 15
"Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 perfs 
Apr 16
"Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 perfs 
Apr 16
Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings 
Apr 17
Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off 
Apr 17
Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 
Apr 19
"Casino Royale" premieres 
Apr 19
71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45 
Apr 19
Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't) 
Apr 19
Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years 
Apr 20
French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia 
Apr 20
NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1 
Apr 20
US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon 
Apr 20
US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War 
Apr 20
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 20
A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126. 
Apr 21
Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games) 
Apr 21
Evangelical Broadcasting begins in Netherlands 
Apr 21
Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier 
Apr 21
Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC 
Apr 22
Martial Law goes into effect in Greece 
Apr 23
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
Apr 23
Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty 
Apr 24
21st NBA Championship: Phila 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2 
Apr 24
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily." 
Apr 25
Abortion legalized in Colorado 
Apr 25
Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland 
Apr 25
Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" premieres in NYC 
Apr 26
"Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs 
Apr 26
KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 26
San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch) 
Apr 27
Expo '67 opens in Montreal 
Apr 27
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 28
Expo 67 opens in Montreal 
Apr 28
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title 
Apr 29
Aretha Franklin releases "Respect" 
Apr 30
Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR) 
Apr 30
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational 
Apr 30
NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game 
Apr 30
Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers 
May 1
Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua 
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
African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University 
May 4
Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; 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 US Army 
May 8
The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental. 
May 9
1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship 
May 9
Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam 
May 10
Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar 
May 10
Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning) 
May 10
Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges 
May 10
Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia 
May 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 11
"Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 perfs 
May 11
100,000,000th US phone connected 
May 11
Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership 
May 12
H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student 
May 12
Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 
May 13
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller 
May 13
Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries 
May 14
Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller 
May 14
Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down 
May 15
Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
May 15
Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman 
May 16
Phila voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium 
May 17
Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back" 
May 17
The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years 
May 18
Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London 
May 18
Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial 
May 19
US bombs Hanoi 
May 19
USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US 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 the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references 
May 21
"Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 perfs 
May 21
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
May 22
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS) 
May 22
Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel 
May 22
Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium) 
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 psychedelically painted Rolls Royce 
May 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 27
"Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances 
May 27
Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census. 
May 28
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert 
May 28
Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip 
May 28
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
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 Nuremberg 
May 31
Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h) 
Jun 1
Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in US & goes gold 
Jun 1
Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC 
Jun 2
Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston 
Jun 3
99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8 
Jun 3
Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1 
Jun 4
19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucy Ball win 
Jun 4
KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 4
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational 
Jun 4
Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series 
Jun 4
Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games) 
Jun 4
Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew. 
Jun 5
6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin 
Jun 5
Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair 
Jun 5
WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 5
Royal Canadian Mint ordered to start converting 10 cent & 25 cent coins to pure nickel as soon as possible 
Jun 6
Israeli troops occupy Gaza 
Jun 7
2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors 
Jun 7
Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem 
Jun 7
NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1 
Jun 8
Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen 
Jun 9
Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six 
Jun 9
Israeli troops reach Suez Canal 
Jun 9
Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl 
Jun 10
15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif 
Jun 10
Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help 
Jun 10
USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel 
Jun 10
Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jun 11
A J Foyt & Dan Gurney drove a Ford to victory in Le Mans 
Jun 11
Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game 
Jun 11
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
Jun 11
Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes 
Jun 11
Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jun 12
Israel wins 6 day war 
Jun 12
Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested) 
Jun 12
US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages 
Jun 12
USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus 
Jun 12
Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings 
Jun 13
"You Only Live Twice" premieres in US 
Jun 13
Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice 
Jun 14
Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby) 
Jun 14
Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV 
Jun 14
USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit 
Jun 15
Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill 
Jun 16
50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival 
Jun 17
"Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5 
Jun 17
1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes 
Jun 17
Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed 
Jun 17
China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power 
Jun 17
Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics) 
Jun 18
67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
Jun 18
Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 
Jun 18
Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California 
Jun 18
Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
Jun 19
Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD 
Jun 20
Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services 
Jun 20
Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time 
Jun 21
Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3 
Jun 23
Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA) 
Jun 23
LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ 
Jun 23
US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds 
Jun 24
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus 
Jun 24
Zaire adopts constitution 
Jun 25
400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special 
Jun 25
Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
Jun 25
KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 25
Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years 
Jun 25
First global satellite television programme - Our World 
Jun 26
Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals 
Jun 27
Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested) 
Jun 27
The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London. 
Jun 28
George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding 
Jun 28
Israel annexes East Jerusalem 
Jun 29
Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem 
Jun 29
Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge 
Jun 30
Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut 
Jun 30
Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria 
Jun 30
Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils 
Jul 1
"Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 perfs 
Jul 1
1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2 
Jul 1
BBC starts their World Radio Club 
Jul 1
Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks 
Jul 1
Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867. 
Jul 2
22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste 
Jul 2
Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament 
Jul 3
"News at 10" premieres on English TV 
Jul 4
Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center 
Jul 4
Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader 
Jul 5
Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme 
Jul 6
Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war 
Jul 7
81st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61) 
Jul 7
Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released 
Jul 7
Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1 
Jul 7
Beginning of the civil war in Biafra. 
Jul 8
74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64) 
Jul 8
Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games 
Jul 9
13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
Jul 9
WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jul 10
Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys 
Jul 10
Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jul 11
38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA 
Jul 11
All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cin Reds) 
Jul 11
Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition 
Jul 12
23 die in Newark race riot 
Jul 12
5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0 
Jul 12
Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested 
Jul 12
Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship 
Jul 13
Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die 
Jul 14
Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal 
Jul 14
Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing 
Jul 14
The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits 
Jul 15
"Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances 
Jul 15
LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs 
Jul 15
Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open 
Jul 15
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 16
Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jul 16
Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida) 
Jul 17
Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act 
Jul 17
Race riots in Cairo Illinois 
Jul 18
Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY 
Jul 19
1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line) 
Jul 19
Race riots in Durham NC 
Jul 19
US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km) 
Jul 20
Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes 
Jul 20
Race riots in Memphis Tenn 
Jul 22
1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC) 
Jul 22
Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning 
Jul 22
Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open 
Jul 22
Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour 
Jul 23
-27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) 
Jul 23
Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons 
Jul 24
49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo 
Jul 24
Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana 
Jul 24
Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!' 
Jul 24
Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City 
Jul 24
Norway requests European Common Market membership 
Jul 24
Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland 
Jul 24
Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game 
Jul 25
Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway) 
Jul 26
Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18 
Jul 27
Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns 
Jul 27
Helmond Sport soccer team forms 
Jul 27
LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence 
Jul 27
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 28
Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down 
Jul 29
Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134 
Jul 29
Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage 
Jul 29
U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage 
Jul 30
Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ 
Jul 30
Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed) 
Jul 31
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence 
Aug 1
Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam 
Aug 1
WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 2
New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77 
Aug 2
US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 
Aug 2
The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London. 
Aug 3
45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam 
Aug 3
James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes 
Aug 4
34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934) 
Aug 4
British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air 
Aug 4
Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago) 
Aug 4
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 4
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 5
1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7 
Aug 5
Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe" 
Aug 5
Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down 
Aug 6
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Aug 6
Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings 
Aug 6
Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play 
Aug 6
Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane 
Aug 8
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 
Aug 9
Biafran offensive against Nigerian army 
Aug 9
KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Aug 11
Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches 
Aug 12
New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14 
Aug 13
WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 14
Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered 
Aug 14
Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland 
Aug 14
Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air 
Aug 15
Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae 
Aug 15
UK's Marine Offences Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down 
Aug 16
Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves 
Aug 16
WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 18
Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton 
Aug 18
Rolling Stones release "We Love You" 
Aug 18
WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news 
Aug 19
Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1 
Aug 20
Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's 
Aug 20
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
Aug 21
China reports downing of 2 US bombers 
Aug 21
Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent 
Aug 21
Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed 
Aug 21
Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece 
Aug 24
Liberian flag designed 
Aug 25
The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
Aug 25
Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1 
Aug 25
Paraguay accepts its constitution 
Aug 25
Train crash at Beesd, 2 die 
Aug 26
Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
Aug 26
Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland 
Aug 26
Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam 
Aug 27
Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times) 
Aug 27
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open 
Aug 28
Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng 
Aug 28
Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus 
Aug 29
Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" 
Aug 29
Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes 
Aug 30
US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice 
Sep 1
KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 1
SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings 
Sep 1
WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 1
WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins 
Sep 2
KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 2
The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates. 
Sep 3
Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV 
Sep 3
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf 
Sep 3
Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution 
Sep 3
Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road 
Sep 3
WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 4
6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200 
Sep 4
Jerry Lewis' 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 4
Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5 
Sep 5
-23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas 
Sep 5
KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 5
WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 8
Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10 
Sep 8
Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic 
Sep 8
The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways. 
Sep 9
1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V 
Sep 9
Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968 
Sep 9
Uganda declares independence from Great Britain 
Sep 10
81st US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64) 
Sep 10
87th US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86) 
Sep 10
Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0 
Sep 10
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic 
Sep 10
Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish 
Sep 10
Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win 
Sep 10
KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
A's drop grievance filed with Natl Labor Relations against C Finley 
Sep 11
Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England 
Sep 11
French president De Gaulle visits Poland 
Sep 11
Indian/Chinese border fights 
Sep 11
US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material 
Sep 11
WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 14
Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named 
Sep 14
Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx 
Sep 15
KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 16
Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26) 
Sep 16
KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 17
"Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV 
Sep 17
Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH) 
Sep 17
New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13 
Sep 17
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational 
Sep 18
Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup 
Sep 19
Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra 
Sep 20
Benin separates from Nigeria 
Sep 20
British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland 
Sep 20
Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38 
Sep 20
WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 20
WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 22
Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager 
Sep 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 23
Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou 
Sep 23
Radio Malta stops testing 
Sep 24
Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers 
Sep 24
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Sep 25
WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 26
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow 
Sep 27
Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year 
Sep 27
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 28
Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, DC 
Sep 29
-Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod 
Sep 29
Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" 
Sep 29
Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system 
Sep 29
Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater 
Sep 30
BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1) 
Sep 30
Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition) 
Sep 30
USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking 
Oct 1
KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins 
Oct 1
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open 
Oct 1
Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC) 
Oct 2
Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents 
Oct 2
Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia 
Oct 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational 
Oct 2
Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice 
Oct 3
KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins 
Oct 3
King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp) 
Oct 3
William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72 
Oct 4
1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers 
Oct 4
Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. 
Oct 6
Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies 
Oct 6
USSR performs nuclear test 
Oct 7
Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein 
Oct 7
Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin 
Oct 8
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia. 
Oct 10
Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin 
Oct 11
World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox 
Oct 11
Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon) 
Oct 12
St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series 
Oct 13
CBS radio cancels "House Party" 
Oct 16
WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 16
WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 17
"Hair" premieres on Broadway 
Oct 17
Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS 
Oct 17
Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue 
Oct 17
Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km 
Oct 17
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 18
Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe 
Oct 18
Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus 
Oct 18
Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released 
Oct 18
AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams 
Oct 19
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4" 
Oct 19
Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus 
Oct 20
All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi 
Oct 20
Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's 
Oct 20
KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting 
Oct 20
A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin. 
Oct 21
Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat 
Oct 21
Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon 
Oct 22
17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US) 
Oct 22
Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts 
Oct 22
Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley 
Oct 22
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open 
Oct 23
"Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances 
Oct 23
NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game 
Oct 26
Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne 
Oct 27
4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records 
Oct 27
Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada 
Oct 27
NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen 
Oct 29
Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions 
Oct 29
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open 
Oct 29
MacDermot, Ragni & Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC 
Oct 29
London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall. 
Oct 30
Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968 
Oct 30
Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km) 
Oct 30
USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch 
Oct 31
KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 31
Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep 
Oct 31
SF's Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award 
Nov 1
"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released 
Nov 3
Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young 
Nov 3
Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins. 
Nov 5
ATS-3 launched by US to take first pictures of full Earth disc 
Nov 5
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open 
Nov 5
New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24 
Nov 5
US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam 
Nov 5
Yemen president Sallal flees 
Nov 5
The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb
Nov 6
Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15 
Nov 6
US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9 
Nov 7
Carl B Stokes elected first black mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio 
Nov 7
LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
Nov 7
Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana 
Nov 7
St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP 
Nov 7
Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon 
Nov 8
1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester) 
Nov 8
Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London 
Nov 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 9
1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module 
Nov 9
Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon 
Nov 9
The unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit 
Nov 10
KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 12
Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic 
Nov 12
Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7 
Nov 13
Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh) 
Nov 13
NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City 
Nov 14
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". 
Nov 15
Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP 
Nov 15
Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km 
Nov 15
WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting 
Nov 15
The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert. 
Nov 17
Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names 
Nov 17
French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia 
Nov 17
Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon 
Nov 17
Davey Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, NY 
Nov 18
British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40 
Nov 19
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational 
Nov 19
The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. 
Nov 20
At 11 AM, Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million 
Nov 20
Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 21
Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet 
Nov 21
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing." 
Nov 22
BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles 
Nov 22
Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York 
Nov 22
UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land 
Nov 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Nov 25
"Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances 
Nov 25
Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time 
Nov 26
Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return 
Nov 26
Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450 
Nov 27
Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" 
Nov 27
Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price 
Nov 27
French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time 
Nov 28
33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB) 
Nov 28
1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish 
Nov 29
British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen 
Nov 29
Robert McNamara elected president of World bank 
Nov 30
Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement 
Nov 30
Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman 
Nov 30
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK 
Nov 30
Senenator Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency 
Nov 30
The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War. 
Dec 1
Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle) 
Dec 1
Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope 
Dec 1
Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams