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:
USC
NCAA Basketball Champions:
UCLA
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'

"Plastics."
- 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, Sad 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 47 people, no one saw it ever again.

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 cancer.

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

Sitting close to the TV will not damage your eyesight. The myth spread after it was discovered that TVs made prior to 1967 emitted excessive radiation.

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 10 grandchildren."

Pamela Anderson is oficially Canada's "Centennial Baby", having been the first baby born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada's official founding.

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 United States and Russia signed a treaty, agreeing not to nuke the Moon.

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.

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' songs.

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.

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 combined.

The first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Katherine 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 numbers.'"

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

The Big Mac 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 involvement.

S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was only 15 years old and it has sold 500k copies a year since 1967.

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 transplant.

The Last Emperor of China lived until 1967, and was a communist prisoner for years tending a vegetable garden simply as "Prisoner No. 981"

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

Popular Music in 1967 - # 1 Hits of 1967