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1967 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 1967 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
- 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.
- May 25, 1967 – Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal.
- June 2, 1967 – Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- July 6, 1967 – Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
- October 2, 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
- October 4, 1967 – Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
- November 9, 1967 – Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
- November 30, 1967 – 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.
Who Were Born On 1967?
- February 1, 1967 – Meg Cabot, American author
- February 3, 1967 – Dave Benson Phillips, English children’s TV presenter
- March 19, 1967 – Michael Bletsas, Greek engineer, Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab
- May 30, 1967 – Tim Burgess, English singer (The Charlatans)
- June 5, 1967 – Ron Livingston, American actor
- August 25, 1967 – Tom Hollander, English actor
- September 25, 1967 – Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
- September 28, 1967 – Mira Sorvino, American actress
- October 11, 1967 – Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer
- October 22, 1967 – Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (d. 1994)