Pop Culture Madness!

1967 Trivia

<< - 1966
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
Superbowl I Champions:
Green Bay Packers
NBA Champions:
Philadelphia 76ers
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jack Newcombe/Billie Jean King
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
John Newcombe/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Proud Clarion
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Ursula Andress, Claudia Cardinale, Veronica Carlson, Julie Christie, Yvonne Craig, Catherine Deneuve, Angie Dickinson, Faye Dunaway, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Virna Lisi, Tina Louise, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Montgomery, Caroline Munro, Julie Newmar, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Rigg, Edie Sedgwick, Elke Sommer, Sharmila Tagore, Sharon Tate, Marilyn Tindall, Twiggy, Raquel Welch
"The Quotes"

"What we have here is a failure to communicate"
- Strother Martin in 'Cool Hand Luke'

"We rob banks."
- Warren Beatty, as Clyde Barrow, in 'Bonnie and Clyde'

"Because Iím worth it"
- L'Oréal

"Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town"
- Maytag Appliances

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... aren't you?"
- Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate'

"They call me MISTER TIBBS"
- Sidney Poitier, in 'In The Heat Of The Night'

- Walter Brooke, in 'The Graduate'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Miss America:
Jane Jayroe (Lavern, OK)
Miss USA:
Sylvia Hitchcock (Alabama)/ Cheryl Patton (Florida)
The Scandals:

In spite of what you may still hear today, Walt Disney was not frozen right after his death in late 1966.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Otis Redding

Automobile Celebrity Death: Jayne Mansfield

Countercultural icon Abbie Hoffman led a group of anticapitalists to the New York Stock Exchange, where they dropped dollar bills from the balcony onto the floor as traders scrambled to retrieve the cash. He also led a group of 50,000 people and tried to levitate the Pentagon with their combined psychic power.

The Doors earned a lifetime ban from the Ed Sullivan show after agreeing to censor the lyrics to their hit "Light My Fire," but ended up singing the original lyrics anyway.

Nerd News:

The first handheld calculator invented.

Major William "Pete" Knight flew a plane at Mach 6.7 or 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h) , a speed which remains the fastest anyone has ever flown an aircraft.

The largest Emerald, the 'Gachala Emerald' was found. It weighs in at 858 carats.

Rolling Stone began publication.The first issue sold about 5,000 copies.

Having been tested in a few outlets, 7-11's Slurpees became avaiable in all locations in 1967.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000

South African doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant.

The Habit:
Ouija board (from Parker Brothers)
1st appearances & 1967's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Kerplunk, Johnny Astro, TALKING G.I. Joe action figures, Mega Bloks, Newton's cradle, Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb, Lit-Brite, Ants in the Pants Game
1967 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
2. The Lucy Show (CBS)
3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. Gunsmoke (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Bonanza (NBC)
7. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)
9. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)
10. Bewitched (ABC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1967 include:
Aretha Franklin, The Association, The Beatles, Bettye Swan, Carla Thomas, Dionne Warwick, The 4 Seasons, The Four Tops, Freddie Scott, Gene Chandler, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Hollies, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Joe Tex, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, King Curtis, The Lovin Spoonful, The Mamas & the Papas, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Otis Redding, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Percy Sledge, Petula Clark, The Rascals, Sam & Dave, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Tammi Terrell, Tommy James & the Shondells, Wilson Pickett

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1967:
December 31, 1966 - February 17, 1967: The Monkees - I'm a Believer

February 18, 1967 - March 3, 1967: The Buckinghams - Kind of a Drag

March 4, 1967 - March 10, 1967: The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

March 11, 1967 - March 17, 1967: The Supremes - Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

March 18, 1967 - March 24, 1967: The Beatles - Penny Lane

March 25, 1967 - April 14, 1967: The Turtles - Happy Together

April 15, 1967 - May 12, 1967: Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid

May 13, 1967 - May 19, 1967: The Supremes - The Happening

May 20, 1967 - June 2, 1967: Young Rascals - Groovin'

June 3, 1967 - J, 1967: Aretha Franklin - Respect

July 1, 1967 - July 28, 1967: The Association - Windy

July 29, 1967 - August 18, 1967: The Doors - Light My Fire

August 19, 1967 - August 25, 1967: The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

August 26, 1967 - September 22, 1967: Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

September 23, 1967 - October 20, 1967: Box Tops - The Letter

October 21, 1967 - November 24, 1967: Lulu - To Sir With Love

November 25, 1967 - December 1, 1967: Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints

December 2, 1967 - December 29, 1967: The Monkees - Daydream Believer

December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968: The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye