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1967 the continued presence of American troops increased further and a total of 475,000 were serving in Vietnam and the peace rallies were multiplying as the number of protesters against the war increased. The Boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to be inducted into the US Army. In the middle east Israel also went to war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan in the six day war and when it was over Israel controlled and occupied a lot more territory than before the war. Once again in the summer cities throughout America exploded in rioting and looting the worst being in Detroit on July 23rd where 7000 national Guard were bought in to restore law and order on the streets. In England a new type of model became a fashion sensation by the name of Twiggy and mini skirts continued to get shorter and even more popular with a short lived fashion being paper clothing. Also during this year new Discotheques and singles bars appeared across cities around the world and the Beatles continued to reign supreme with the release of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band" album, and this year was also coined the summer of love when young teenagers got friendly and smoked pot and grooved to the music of "The Grateful Dead. Jefferson Airplane and The Byrds". The movie industry moved with the times and produced movies that would appeal to this younger audience including "The Graduate" Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke" . TV shows included "The Fugitive" and "The Monkees" and color television sets become popular as the price comes down and more programmes are made in color.

Cost of Living 1967

How Much things cost in 1967
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 905 Average Cost of new house $14,250.00 Average Income per year $7,300.00 Average Monthly Rent $125.00 Gas per Gallon 33 cents Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00 Movie Ticket$1.25 Polaroid Camera History$50.00 Parker Pen Set $11.95 The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 3,840 Gallon of Petrol 5 shillings 2 pence or 27 new pence MK II Ford Cortina 749
From Our 1967 Toys Page
Price: $4.88
Build A Transistor Radio Kit From The 1960s

What Events Happened in 1967

  • The first Rolling Stone Magazine is published
Israel --- Six Day War
  • Six Day War Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War when Arab forces were defeated and Israel took possession of additional territory
More Information and Timeline For The Six Day War
1. 1967
2. May 22nd and 23rd Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping
3. Israel declares any closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping considered an act of war
4. Six Day Starts on June 5th and ends on June 10th
5. June 5th Israel launches Operation Focus an opening air strike on airfields around the Sinai Peninsula at the start of the Six-Day War
6. June 5th Israeli aircraft destroy 338 Egyptian aircraft over 3/4 of the Egyptian Air Force on the ground
7. June 5th Attacks by Israeli aircraft on Syrian, and Iraqi fields result in similar results
8. June 6th Further attacks by Israeli aircraft on Jordanian airfields leave Israel guaranteed air superiority
9. June 6th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt,
10. June 6th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan,
11. June 6th Oil embargo is placed by Arab Countries involved in war on countries supporting Israel
12. June 9th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the Golan Heights from Syria.
13. June 11th Following success with the objectives Israel agrees to a cease fire.
14. Following Six Day War Egypt enforces an Egyptian blockade of the Suez Canal which lasted till June 5th 1975 making the Suez Canal closed to all shipping and trapping fourteen cargo ships known as "The Yellow Fleet" which remained trapped in the canal for over eight years
15. September 1st The Khartoum Resolution issued which effectively ends the oil embargo when Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya begin exporting oil to the west
Like many wars the rights and wrongs depend on those recording the details and The Six Day War is no different with two distinct views "Preemptive strike by Israel" or an "unprovoked attack" . But the one thing history can not dispute is the military success of the operation for the Third Arab-Israeli War.

  • United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for EEC membership
United States --- Improved Car Safety Design
  • Following the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" puts pressure on the government and the automobile industry to improve safety in cars.
More Information and Timeline For Improved Safety In US Cars
1. 1965 Ralph Nader publishes his book "unsafe at any speed" detailing major safety design issues with American Cars
2. 1966 National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is passed
3. 1966 U.S. established the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) with automobile safety one of its purposes
4. 1966 GM President James Roche forced to appear before a United States Senate subcommittee of the Department of Transportation (DOT)
5. 1967 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) created
Due to the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" and a significant rise in the number of deaths caused by road traffic accidents the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gave the federal government rights to set and administer new safety standards for motor vehicles and road traffic safety, over the next few years these standards included head rests, energy-absorbing steering wheels, shatter-resistant windshields, and safety belts

United States - Thurgood Marshall Confirmed
  • Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
More Information for Thurgood Marshall
1. The United States Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice with a 69 to 11 vote during August of 1967.
2. Marshall had been appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson during June of the same year.
3. Marshall had previously been known as the successful litigator in the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education.
4. He was later appointed by President Kennedy to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and then became Solicitor General under Johnson before being nominated as a Supreme Court Justice.
5. Thurgood Marshall remained on the Court for 24 years until his retirement in 1991.

  • Race Riots break out in a number of Cities in the United States Cleveland, Newark and Detroit
United Kingom --- Pirate Radio Stations
  • The Marine, etc., Broadcasting (Offences) Act came into effect outlawing the Pirate Radio Stations who had gained a massive following among the youth.
More Information and Timeline For Pirate Radio Stations
1. 1964 March 24th Radio Caroline is the first Pirate Radio Station that starts broadcasting from MV Caroline off the Essex coast
2. 1964 Radio London starts broadcasting from MV Galaxy off the Essex coast
2. 1964 Radio London starts broadcasting from MV Galaxy off the Essex coast
3. 1967 Prior to the introduction of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act twenty-one pirate radio stations were broadcasting to an estimated daily audience of 10 to 15 million
4. 1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act came into effect outlawing the Pirate Radio Stations
5. 1967 Following the popularity of the Pirate Radio Stations with British teens and no rock music offerings from the BBC they re-organized BBC Radio offering into BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Webmasters note, Many of the mostly popular DJ's from the pirate radio stations joined the newly created BBC Radio 1 including Tony Blackburn, Emperor Rosko and Ed Stewart, The 70s and 80s did see a resurgence of land based pirate radio and There are still more than 100 pirate radio stations operating in the UK mostly in inner city areas

United States - Lunar Orbiter 3
  • NASA launches the Lunar Orbiter 3 Space Craft.
More Information for Lunar Orbiter 3
NASA launches the Lunar Orbiter 3 spacecraft during February of 1967. The main purpose of the Lunar Orbiter 3 mission was to photograph the surface of the Moon in order to find and analyze potential safe landing sites for future missions in the Surveyor and Apollo programs. The cone-shaped craft also measured radiation and micro-meteoroid impact. The mission lasted for a total of 264 days and it ended in October after taking 149 medium resolution and 477 high resolution photographs.

  • Interracial Marriage is declared constitutional by The Supreme Court in the "Loving v. Virginia" case and barred Virginia and by implication other states from making interracial marriage a crime

  • Gibraltar holds referendum on staying with Britain or joining Spain
More Information and Timeline for Gibraltar Referendum
The territory of Gibraltar holds a referendum on whether or not to stay with Great Britain or join Spain on September 10th, 1967. An overwhelming majority of the citizens of Gibraltar voted in favor of keeping British sovereignty with 99% in favor and a 95% voter turnout. The territory had been under British control since 1713 and was an important naval point for Britain since it borders where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Mediterranean Sea. By 1981, Gibraltar residents were granted British citizenship and the territory was soon able to self-govern.

United States
  • The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers ( win 35-10 ) and the Kansas City Chiefs.
More Information and Timeline for the first Super Bowl.
The very first NFL versus AFL championship football game, also known as the Super Bowl, takes place on January 15, 1967. The game is played between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Green Bay Packers win the game with a score of 35 to 10. Bart Starr, who was the Packers’ quarterback, is chosen as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game. An estimated 60 million people watched the game on TV.

  • Earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela - 240 died.
  • The Foot and Mouth epidemic in Britain is the worst this century and the British government has issued additional guidelines to help stop the spread of the disease including stopping all Horse Racing
United Kingdom
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
More Information for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The popular rock band The Beatles release the experimental concept album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” during June of 1967. The band had just declared an end to their touring and as the freedom to record whatever they wanted set in, they set out to collaborate on their eighth album. They spent more time than they ever had before recording this album and focused on experimenting with sound and lyrics in a way that they had not been able to do while touring. Thought of by many as the definitive Beatles album it was considered one of their best at the time of its release and featured such songs as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Sweden Canada
  • Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
  • Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8 year prison term for defrauding the union and jury tampering
United States
  • The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is released.
More Information for Rolling Stone Magazine.
The very first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was released in November of 1967. Created by Jann Wenner in San Francisco, the magazine was intended to reflect the youth’s perspective on music, politics, and popular culture, while maintaining a more professional journalistic standard than many other similar publication of the time. The magazine became known for its iconic covers, with John Lennon gracing the first issue. Rolling Stone magazine has since remained popular in modern times, publishing over 1,000 issues.

  • Series of tornadoes strike the Chicago area killing more than 60 and creating millions of dollars worth of damage.
  • The 25th Amendment to the constitution is ratified which deals with succession to the Presidency Available as a downloadable image on our US Constitution Public Domain Images Page
  • Strikes by teaching staff throughout country for pay increases to keep pace with inflation
  • Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
  • Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into US army
  • RMS Queen Mary - retired from service
  • The RMS Queen Elizabeth II Passenger Liner is launched by Cunard to replace the older Queen's
  • Francis Chichester arrives back in Plymouth on May 28th after sailing round the world single-handed
  • President Johnson asks for a 6 percent increase on taxes to support the Vietnam War
  • Public Broadcasting Act establishes the The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
New Zealand
  • Inflation costs of living range from 1.8% US to 5.8% New Zealand
  • Military Coup in Greece and Colonel George Papadopoulos takes over
  • Biafra proclaims its independence from Nigeria
  • Typhoon Emma leaves 140,000 homeless and more than 300 dead.
  • The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
  • Britain devalues the pound by lowering the exchange rate from $2.80 to $2.40
  • The British Road Safety Act which allows for the use of the "breathalyser" to detect motorists, over the legal limit goes into effect.
  • Ten of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.
  • 40,000 Vietnam war protesters fill the Kezar Stadium in San Fransisco
  • Presidential hopeful US Navy pilot John McCain is shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and spent 5 1/2 years in prison.
  • Soccer riot in Sivas, Turkey kills 41
  • The tanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground on rocks off Land's End March 18th causing an ecological disaster
  • Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies signed by the United States and the Soviet Union comes into force on October 10th
  • Nuclear Space Weapons Treaty is ratified by World Powers

Featured From Other 1967 Pages
Portable Eight Track Player From 67 Toys
Portable Eight Track Player Hipster 8 Track Portable Cartridge Player, 8 Track Cartridge Players were popular in cars but as the number of artists increased so did the popularity of the players and teens and kids wanted to play their favorite music at home, the format had a fairly short lifespan as much technology does when the standard cassette players which followed were smaller, cheaper and more reliable.

Mens Matching Tie tack and cuff links from 67 Accessories
Mens Matching Tie tack and cuff links Mens Matching Tie tack and cuff links set, back in the 60s nearly every mans shirt was designed for cuff links and matching sets of Tie Pins / Tack and Cuff Links were common fashion accessories worn by men.

Mini Skirt From 67 Fashion Clothing
Mini Skirt This is just one of the mini skirts that are featured for the year "Shirt sizzles with stripes in shock orange, switched-on pink, flash yellow and live-wire green. Has a button-down collar, button cuffs, and a straight-cut bottom. The mini skirt explodes with peppy pleats. It has an elasticized waistband and a metal chain belt, comes in shock orange or switched-on pink"

Popular Culture 1967

  • Monterey International Pop Music Festival in California features some of the 60's Icons including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Steve Miller Band, Simon & Garfunkel and the Grateful Dead
  • Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row.
  • Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
  • The Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" LP
  • The Beatles release the double A-sided single with Penny Lane on one side and "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the other side.
  • John Lennon's gets his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce delivered
  • Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla on May 1st
  • Premiere of the musical Hair
  • Barbara Streisand performs in Central Park before 135,000
  • Otis Reading dies in a plane crash aged 26
  • Carrol Shelby Mustang GT-500 Fastback was released
  • The Musical "Hair" opens off-Broadway.

Popular Films

  • The Dirty Dozen
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Casino Royale
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • To Sir, with Love
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Check out our Television Programmes From The 60s whenever possible we have included a trailer to jog your memory. Series trailers and more information are found on the decade they started.

Popular Musicians

  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Supremes
  • The Beatles
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Grateful Dead
  • The Monkees
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Bee Gees
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Cream
  • Pink Floyd
  • Moody Blues
  • David Bowie

Popular TV Programmes

  • The Prisoner
  • The Forsyte Saga
  • Coronation Street
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Lucy Show
  • The Saint
  • Z-Cars
  • Doctor Who
  • General Hospital
  • Bewitched
  • Crossroads
  • Jeopardy!
  • Peyton Place
  • Top of the Pops
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Star Trek
  • The Monkees

Born This Year 1967

Faith Hill September 21st
Keith Urban October 26th
Vanilla Ice October 31st
Kurt Cobain February 20th


  • Worlds First Heart Transplant operation in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan N Barnard
  • The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington Co Durham.
  • The first ATM ( Automatic Teller Machine ) is put into service in Barclays Bank in London
  • The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight
  • The Concorde is seen for the first time in public.
  • Apollo 1 destroyed in a fire on the launch pad.
  • The US Has 74 Nuclear Powered Submarines in operation
  • Pulsars are discovered

Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Pocket Calculator USA Texas Instruments

1967 Calendar

Major World Political Leaders 1967

Australia Prime Minister Harold Holt Till 19 December
Australia Prime Minister John McEwen From 19 December
Brazil President Castelo Branco Till 15 March
Brazil President Costa e Silva From 15 March
Canada Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson

China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Liu Shaoqi

France President Charles de Gaulle

Germany Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger
India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Italy Prime Minister Aldo Moro

Japan Prime Minister Eisaku Sato Mexico President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Russia / Soviet Union
First Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev South Africa Prime Minister Balthazar Johannes Vorster United States President Lyndon B. Johnson United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Wilson