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1967 Historical Event(s)
- February 4, 1967 – Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.
- February 9, 1967 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- May 8, 1967 – The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
- May 11, 1967 – Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
- May 27, 1967 – 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.
- July 23, 1967 – 12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- September 4, 1967 – Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins: U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
- November 19, 1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
- December 3, 1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
- December 4, 1967 – Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
Who Were Born On 1967?
- January 27, 1967 – Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player
- April 17, 1967 – Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
- August 18, 1967 – Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
- August 22, 1967 – Bill Welke, American baseball umpire
- September 13, 1967 – Stephen Perkins, American percussionist/drummer (Jane’s Addiction)
- September 15, 1967 – Sari Kaasinen, Finnish singer
- September 21, 1967 – Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
- October 10, 1967 – Jonathan Littell, French-American writer
- October 30, 1967 – Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
- December 21, 1967 – Terry Mills, American basketball player