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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1967 AD


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 release their 1st single "Arnold Layne"
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 11: Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)
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 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 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: H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
May 12: Provo disbands in Netherlands Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
May 13: New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run #500 off Stu Miller
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 9: Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
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: 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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