1967 Trivia, Facts & History
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1967 History Snapshot
- Politics: The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the US Constitution
clarifies what happens upon the death, removal, or resignation
of the President or Vice President and how the Presidency is temporarily
filled if the President becomes disabled and cannot fulfill the
responsibilities of the office.
- The Top Song was To Sir With Love by LuLu
- The Big Movies included The Jungle Book, The Graduate
and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
- Price of 1/2 gal Tropicana Orange Juice in 1967: 49 cents
- The World Population was ~ 3,463,000,000
- In late 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed
by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa.
- The first automatic cash machine was installed, in the office
of the Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.
- And... In October 1967, Roger Patterson recorded his now famous
film, reputedly a Bigfoot, at Bluff Creek, California.
| 1967 Books
World Series Champions
|St. Louis Cardinals
Superbowl I Champions
|Green Bay Packers
Stanley Cup Champs
|Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies)
|Jack Newcombe/Billie Jean King
|John Newcombe/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons
|Ursula Andress, Ann-Margret, Martine Beswick,Carol Burnett,
Claudia Cardinale, Veronica Carlson, Julie Christie, 'Wilhelmina'
Cooper, Yvonne Craig, Catherine Deneuve, Angie Dickinson, Faye Dunaway,
Barbara Eden, Lola Falana, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn,
Eartha Kitt, Marta Kristen, Virna Lisi, Sophia Loren, Tina Louise,
Peggy Moffitt, Elizabeth Montgomery, Caroline Munro, Julie Newmar,
Ingrid Pitt, Diana Rigg, Edie Sedgwick, Elke Sommer, Sharmila Tagore,
Sharon Tate, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlo Thomas, Marilyn Tindall, Penelope
Tree, Twiggy, Veruschka, Raquel Welch, Dawn Wells
"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"
"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'
"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers!"
-John "Jock" Semple (Boston Marathon Organizer)
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Lyndon B. Johnson
|Jane Jayroe (Lavern, OK)
|Sylvia Hitchcock (Alabama)/ Cheryl Patton (Florida)
Scandals, RIP and Odd News
Olympic champion, Ewa Klobukowska, failed the newly-introduced gender test
before the European Cup in 1967 and was consequently banned from
competing and stripped of her records; a year later, she gave birth
to her first child.
In the 1960s, there were numerous sightings of a "Mothman"
in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After the 1967 collapse of the
Silver Bridge that killed 46 people, with two additional never found...
no one saw it ever again.
Australian prime minister Harold Holt served from 1966 to 1967.
One day, while in office, he went for a swim and just disappeared
without a trace.
The Mothers of Invention did not play the Monterey Pop Festival
because Frank Zappa "refused to share a stage with the inferior
San Francisco bands" (Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and
the Grateful Dead).
Soldiers testing Agent Orange in Canada were told the chemical was
completely safe and sprayed it on each other to cool off. It causes
Political outlaw Che Guevara was shot 9 times during his execution
before he was pronounced dead on October 9, 1967. The Bolivian Army
did this so that there was no hope of him escaping prison and that
there was no drama in regard to a trial.
In spite of what you may still hear today, Walt Disney was not frozen
right after his death in late 1966.
The first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Katherine Switzer, using
the fake name K.Switzer , was chased down by organizers who hadn't
realized at the start that she was a woman: "Race official
Jock Semple attempted to remove her from the race, and is noted
to have shouted, 'Get the hell out of my race and give me those
Sitting close to the TV will not damage your eyesight. The myth
spread after it was discovered that TVs made prior to 1967 emitted
Airplane Celebrity Death: Otis Redding
Automobile Celebrity Death: Jayne Mansfield
According to Article VIII of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, you
can be arrested for a crime committed anywhere in the known universe!
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.
1967 Pop Culture News
Shizo Kanakuri has the record for the slowest time in the men's Olympic marathon:
54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes, and 20.3 seconds.
He disappeared in 1912 and was given a chance to finish in 1967.
He said, "Along the way, I got married, had 6 children and
Doritos first sold nationally as a basic corn tortilla chip in 1967,
Nacho Cheese wasn't sold until 1972, and much later Cool Ranch in
Pringles were first introduced in 1967.
The National Heart Institute and the Atomic Energy Agency began
a ten-year effort to develop an artificial heart powered by plutonium-238.
The atomic hearts would have pumped human blood with the energy
provided by the radioactive decay of that isotope.
Pamela Anderson was officially Canada's "Centennial Baby",
having been the first baby born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary
of Canada's official founding.
Pink Floyd was recording their first studio album, The Piper
At the Gates of Dawn, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios (Studio
3). Meanwhile, the Beatles were working on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band next door (Studio 2).
In January, The Beatles recorded a 14-minute avant-garde performance
that remains unreleased to this day, known as Carnival
of Light and is considered the holy grail of missing Beatles'
Paul McCartney came up with the name "Sgt. Pepper" when
he misheard someone ask to pass the salt and pepper
Richard Proenneke built an 11x14ft cabin in the Alaskan wilderness.
With the exception of a handful of nails, tar paper and some plastic
sheeting, all the materials came from his surroundings.
The first handheld calculator invented.
The Berkeley Barb, a counterculture newspaper, published a fake
story about extracting hallucinogenic chemicals from bananas to
raise moral questions about banning drugs. People didn't realize
it was a hoax and began smoking banana peels to try to get high.
The US government required TV stations to air anti-smoking commercials,
even if the organizations that made them couldn't pay for the airtime.
The United States and Russia signed a treaty agreeing not to nuke
Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of
the road to the right, on September 3, 1967. Approximately 90 per
cent of Swedes already drove left-hand drive (LHD) vehicles at the
These years use the same calendars: 2017, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978,
1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.
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.
Protesters requested a permit to levitate the Pentagon 300 feet
in the air, through songs and chants, to exorcise it of its evil
and end the Vietnam War. Authorities agreed to only 3 feet.
Religious practices were officially banned in Albania between 1967
to 1991. This made Albania the first and only constitutionally atheist
state to ever exist.
The original London Bridge in London was relocated to Lake Havasu
City, Arizona in 1967. Built in the 1830's and spanned the River
Thames, it was taken apart and the bricks were numbered to be reconstructed
at the Lake Havasu, Arizona location.
Audrey Hepburn suffered from a severe water phobia. While shooting
Two for the Road, Albert Finney had to throw her into a swimming
pool. During filming, divers were placed off-camera for her comfort.
The fear on her face during the scene is real.
The Monkees sold more records than The Beatles and Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone began publication.The first issue sold about
The McDonald's Big Mac sandwich had two previous names, both of
which failed in the marketplace: the Aristocrat, which consumers
found difficult to pronounce and understand, and Blue Ribbon Burger.
The Big Mac debuted at a Uniontown, Pennsylvania restaurant this
year, selling for 45 cents.
Having been tested in a few outlets, 7-11's Slurpees became avaiable
in all locations in 1967.
There are no current statistics on religion in Tanzania. Home to
many faiths, its census hasn't asked about religion since this year
in order to avoid fights over which was the biggest.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000.
The 'Shag Harbor UFO Crash' in Nova Scotia, Canada was one of the
few such incidents where a Government agency formally declared UFO
S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was only 15 years
old and it has sold 500k copies a year since 1967.
According to Haribo, the green
gummy bears are strawberry (not lime) and that the red ones
The President of the University of Oregon missed out on having The
Graduate filmed at the school in 1967. Not wanting to make the
same mistake again, he allowed for another movie to be filmed there
around a decade later. That movie was Animal House.
South African doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart
The Last Emperor of China lived until 1967, and was a communist
prisoner for years tending a vegetable garden simply as "Prisoner
Cinefantastique Magazine (1967-2006) publication dates
Teen Beat Magazine (1967-2007) publication dates
|Ouija board (from Parker Brothers)
Reading The Arrangement by Elia Kazan
Reading The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
Popular Christmas Gifts
|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
1967/68's Most Popular TV
(according to Nielsen TV Research)
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. Saturday Night at the Movies (NBC)
11. 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 Biggest Pop Artists of 1967
December 31, 1966 - February 17, 1967: The Monkees - I'm a Believer
February 18, 1967 - March 3, 1967: The Buckinghams - Kind of
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 -
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
August 26, 1967 - September 22, 1967: Bobbie Gentry - Ode to
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
December 2, 1967 - December 29, 1967: The Monkees - Daydream
December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968: The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye
|Bonnie and Clyde, Cool Hand Luke, The Dirty Dozen,
From the Maddening Crowd, The Gnome-Mobile, The Graduate, Guess Who's
Coming to Dinner, Hombre, How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Trying, In Cold Blood, In Like Flint, In the Heat of the Night, The
Jungle Book, Point Blank, Son of Godzilla, Valley of the Dolls, Wait
Until Dark, Week End, You Only Live Twice
More Pop Culture Resources
|Popular Music in 1967
# 1 Hits of 1967