1967 in History – What happened in year 1967

✅ Published on April 9th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1967 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1967.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1967 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 januaryFormer actor Ronald Reagan began his career in government when he was sworn in as the 33rd Governor of California.
12 januarySeventy-three-year-old psychology professor James Bedford became the first person to be cryogenically frozen with intent of future resuscitation.
13 januaryGeneral Gnassingbé Eyadéma seized power in Togo after a coup d'état, ruling as head of state until his death in February 2005.
14 januaryThe counterculture Human Be-In was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
23 januaryThe English new town of Milton Keynes was formed in Buckinghamshire as an amalgamation of several towns and villages.
27 januaryThe Apollo 1 spacecraft was destroyed by fire at the Kennedy Space Center, killing astronaut Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee.
29 januaryThe Mantra-Rock Dance, called the 'ultimate high' of the hippie era, took place in San Francisco, featuring Swami Bhaktivedanta, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
03 februaryRonald Ryan became the last person to be legally executed inAustralia, sparking public protests across the country.
09 aprilThe first Boeing 737 took its maiden flight, eventually becoming the most ordered and produced commercial passenger jet airliner in the world.
14 aprilAfter leading a military coup three months earlier, Gnassingbé Eyadéma installed himself as President of Togo, a post which he held until 2005.
19 aprilYugoslav author Mihajlo Mihajlov was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.
22 aprilMartial Law was implemented in USSR.
23 aprilSoyuz 1 , the first mission of the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft, launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.
24 aprilThe Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 1 crashed in Siberia during itsreturn to Earth, killing cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, the first human todie during a spaceflight.
27 aprilThe Expo 67 world's fair opened in Montreal, with 62 nations and more than 50 million visitors ultimately attending.
04 mayUnmanned US spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 4, a part of Lunar Orbit Program, was launched on May 4, 1967 to accumulate detailed photographic survey of lunar surface featured in order to increase the scientific knowledge of their nature, origin and processes.
11 mayAndreas Papandreous was imprisoned on May 11, 1967 by the Greek military junta. He was the first socialist Prime Minister of the Greece and served two terms as Prime Minister from 1981 to 1989 and 1993 to 1996. He was the most influential Prime Minister in the Greek political history.
13 mayZakir Hussain was elected as 3rd President of India on May 13, 1967. He was the first Muslim President of India and first President who died in to die in the office on May 3, 1969. He was also awarded with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1963.
13 mayZakir Husain took office as the first elected Muslim President of India.
27 mayAustralians overwhelmingly approved two amendments to theAustralian Constitution granting the government the power to make lawsto benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the nationalcensus.
30 mayChukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu announced the establishment of Biafra, a secessionist state in southeastern Nigeria, an event thatsparked the Nigerian Civil War one week later.
01 juneSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the celebrated album by the Beatles, was released.
02 juneGerman university student Benno Ohnesorg was killed during aprotest in West Berlin against the visit of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, sparking the formation of the militant group 2 June Movement.
05 juneSix-day war began between Israel and Egypt. Israel launched a series of surprise attacks on Egyptian air bases and fields. The attack was done in response to the deployment of Egyptian army soldiers on the Israel border.
07 juneIsraeli soldiers entered in the city of Jerusalem during six days war. This war was fought between 3 Arab countries and Israel. The Arab countries include- Jordan, Egypt and Syria. East Jerusalem was captured by Israeli defence forces along with south river bank.
09 juneGolan Heights of Syria was captured by Israel during Six Day War. The Golan Heights is a plateau surrounded by Mount Hermon in the north, the Yarmouk River in the south, the Sea of Galilee and Hula Valley in the west and the Raqqad Wadi in the east.
10 juneArgentina became a member of Berne Convention copyright Treaty. Usually known as the Berne Convention Copyright treaty in reality known as The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.
12 juneVenera 4 was launched. Venera was a probe in the Soviet Venera program for the exploration of Venus. It was the first successful probe to perform in-place analysis of the environment of another planet. It may also have been the first probe to land on another planet.
14 juneMariner 5 was launched towards Venus. Mariner 5 (Mariner Venus 1967) was a spacecraft of the Mariner program that carried a complement of experiments to probe Venus' atmosphere by radio occultation, measure the hydrogen Lyman-alpha (hard ultraviolet) spectrum, and sample the solar particles and magnetic field fluctuations above the planet.
15 juneThe first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival,the Monterey Pop Festival, began in Monterey, California.


Famous birthdays in the year 1967:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March George Eads / Actor / United States of America
02 February Artūrs Irbe / Ice Hockey Player / Latvia
04 OctoberNick Green / Rower / Australia
05 JuneRon Livingston / Actor / United States of America
09 SeptemberB. J. Armstrong / Basketball Player / United States of America
09 DecemberJason Dozzell / Footballer / United Kingdom
10 February Laura Dern / Actress / United States of America
11 NovemberGil de Ferran / Racing Car Driver / Brazil
11 March Renzo Gracie / Artist / Brazil
13 February Stanimir Stoilov / Footballer / Bulgaria
13 OctoberScott Cooper / Baseball Player / United States of America
15 January Ted Tryba / Golfer / United States of America
17 AprilBarnaby Joyce / Politician / Australia
19 OctoberYoko Shimomura / Pianist / Japan
21 MayBlake Schwarzenbach / Singer / United States of America
24 MayAndrey Borodin / Business Man / United Kingdom
27 JulyHans Mathisen / Guitarist / Norway
30 NovemberJoseph Corré / Business Man / United Kingdom
30 March Julie Richardson / Tennis Player / New Zealand
30 SeptemberEmmanuelle Houdart / Author / Switzerland

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1967:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 AugustNandana Sen / Actress / India
17 AugustSupriya Pilgaonkar / Actress / India
29 JanuaryBobby Deol / Actor / India
30 MarchNagesh Kukunoor / Actor / India
13 NovemberJuhi Chawla / Actress / India
06 January A. R. Rahman / Writer / India
10 NovemberAshutosh Rana / Actor / India
19 AugustKhandro Rinpoche / Spiritual Leader / India
30 NovemberRajiv Dixit / Scientist / India
13 NovemberJuhi Chawla / Actress / India
27 JulyRahul Bose / Actor / India
13 NovemberJuhi Chawla / Actress / India
04 AugustArbaaz Khan / Actor / India
30 NovemberRajiv Dixit / Author / India
30 SeptemberDeepti Bhatnagar / Actress / India
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