Cost of Living 1967How 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
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What Events Happened in 1967U.S.
- The first Rolling Stone Magazine is published
- Six Day War Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War when Arab forces were defeated and Israel took possession of additional territory
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
- 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.
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
- Race Riots break out in a number of Cities in the United States Cleveland, Newark and Detroit
- The Marine, etc., Broadcasting (Offences) Act came into effect outlawing the Pirate Radio Stations who had gained a massive following among the youth.
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
- 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
- The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers ( win 35-10 ) and the Kansas City Chiefs
- 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
- Sweden changes to driving on the right on September 5th
- Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada
- Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8 year prison term for defrauding the union and jury tampering
- 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)
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Pink Floyd
- Moody Blues
- David Bowie
Popular TV Programmes
- The Prisoner
- The Forsyte Saga
- Coronation Street
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- The Lucy Show
- The Saint
- Doctor Who
- General Hospital
- Peyton Place
- Top of the Pops
- Hogan's Heroes
- I Dream of Jeannie
- Tom and Jerry
- Star Trek
- The Monkees
Born This Year 1967Faith 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
Major World Political Leaders 1967Australia 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