1967 History

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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, and 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 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 Monkeys" and color television sets become popular as the price comes down and more programs are made in color.

Cost of Living 1967

How Much things cost in 1967
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%
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

What Events Happened in 1967

  • Six Day War Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War and forces are defeated and Israel takes possession of additional territory
  • United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for EEC membership
  • Race Riots break out in a number of Cities in the United States Cleveland, Newark and Detroit
  • Interracial Marriage is declared constitutional by The Supreme Court and barred Virginia and by implication other states from making interracial marriage a crime
  • The first Rolling Stone Magazine is published
  • The first Super Bowl
  • 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
  • Suez Canal closed until 1975
  • Members of OPEC announced an oil embargo to those countries that supported Israel
  • Sweden changes to driving on the right
  • 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.
  • Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into US army
  • RMS Queen Mary - retired from service
  • Francis Chichester arrives back in Plymouth after sailing round the world single-handed
  • President Johnson asks for a 6 percent increase on taxes to support the Vietnam War
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ten of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.
  • The tanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground on rocks off Land's End 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
  • 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.
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
  • Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla
  • Premiere of the musical Hair
  • Barbara Streisand performs in Central Park before 135,000
  • 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

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 Programs

  • 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

Technology 1967

  • 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 )

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