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1967 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
- February 3, 1967 – Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
- February 9, 1967 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- March 6, 1967 – Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
- March 26, 1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
- April 4, 1967 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church.
- May 23, 1967 – Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.
- May 24, 1967 – Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
- October 20, 1967 – A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
- December 4, 1967 – Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
Who Were Born On 1967?
- January 1, 1967 – Spencer Tunick, American artist
- January 28, 1967 – Jan Lamb, Chinese disc jockey & comedian
- January 30, 1967 – Jay Gordon, American musician
- April 6, 1967 – Mika Koivuniemi, Finnish ten-pin bowler
- April 23, 1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
- August 12, 1967 – Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
- September 18, 1967 – Ricky Bell, American singer (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe)
- December 8, 1967 – Andy Kapp, German curler
- December 12, 1967 – Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
- December 22, 1967 – Stéphane Gendron, Quebec politician