I plan to make a number of year retrospectives for everything2. Here is one for 1967 with little current organization. I was going to put the excerpts of various books I've retyped here, but that would violate their copyright protections. Later perhaps I'll put the summaries I've made.
This is a bald (formatted) copy of the 1967 wikipedia entries. So, this section of the site is CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3 Licensed.
- February 11 - Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
- December 4 At 6:50 PM, a volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica.
- February 3 - Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard while escaping from prison in December 1965.
- February 7 Mazenod College, Victoria opens in Australia.
- May 27 The Australian referendum, 1967 passes with an overwhelming 90% support, removing, from the Australian Constitution, 2 discriminatory sentences referring to Indigenous Australians. It signifies Australia's first step in recognising Indigenous rights.
- September 27 - The RMS Queen Mary arrives in Southampton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
- December 17 - Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach 60 km from Melbourne.
- February 7 Serious bushfires in southern Tasmania claim 62 lives, and destroys 2,642.7 square kilometres (653,025.4 acres) of land.
July 1 American Samoa's first constitution becomes effective.
- March 13 - Moise Tshombe, ex-prime minister of Congo, is sentenced to death in absentia.
- June 30 - Moise Tshombe, former President of Katanga and former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
- July 3 - A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- July 5 - Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
- August 10 - Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
- August 21 A truce is declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- October 29 Mobutu's troops launch an offensive against mercenaries in Bukavu, Congo.
- November 4-November 5 - Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.
March 19 - A referendum in French Somaliland favors the connection to France.
- May 17 President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt demands withdrawal of the peacekeeping UN Emergency Force in the Sinai. U.N. Secretary-General U Thant complies (May 18).
- May 23 - Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, blockading Israel's southern port of Eilat, and Israel's entire Red Sea coastline.
- October 21 An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat, killing 47 Israeli sailors. Israel retaliates by shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
January 15 Louis Leakey announces the discovery of pre-human fossils in Kenya; he names the species Kenyapithecus africanus.
- May 30 - Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.
- June 6 - East African Community (EAC) established.
- July 6 Biafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, following the latter's secession May 30.
March 21 - A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
December 3 - Christiaan Barnard carries out the world's first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
January 13 - A military coup occurs in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
November 6 - The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.
October 4 - Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
- February 7 The Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet Embassy building.
- February 25 The Chinese government announces that it has ordered the army to help in the spring seeding.
- March 1 The Red Guards return to schools in China.
- March 29 The SEACOM telephone cable is inaugurated. SEACOM is a telephone cable linking Hong Kong with Malaysia.
- May 6 Hong Kong 1967 riots: Clashes between striking workers and police kill 51 and injure 800.
- June 14 The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
- June 17 - The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
- August 21 The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down United States planes violating its airspace.
- October 30 - Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong.
- March 9 - Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to the USA via the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
- May 6 Dr. Zakir Hussain is the first Muslim to become president of India.
- May 27 Naxalite Guerrilla War: Beginning with a peasant uprising in the town of Naxalbari, this Marxist/Maoist rebellion sputters on in the Indian countryside. The guerrillas operate among the impoverished peasants, fighting both the government security forces and private paramilitary groups funded by wealthy landowners. Most fighting takes place in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
- August 18 - The State of Tamil Nadu, India is established.
- February 22 Suharto takes power from Sukarno in Indonesia (see Transition to the New Order and Supersemar).
- March 12 - The Indonesian State Assembly takes all presidential powers from Sukarno and names Suharto as acting president.
October 26 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned.
- April 7 - Six-Day War (approach): Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s.
- May 17 Syria mobilizes against Israel.
- June ?- Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Minister of Defense.
- June 5 Six-Day War: Israel occupies the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai peninsula and Golan Heights after defeating its Arab neighbours.
- June 8 - Six-Day War - USS Liberty incident: Israeli fighter jets and Israeli warships fire at the USS Liberty off Gaza, killing 34 and wounding 171.
- June 10 Israel and Syria agree to a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
- June 10 The Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Israel.
- June 28 - Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.
- August 7 A general strike in the old quarter of Jerusalem protests Israel's unification of the city.
- ??? - Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Israeli Army.
- March 1 The city of Hatogaya, Saitama, Japan is founded.
- July 10 - Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe and Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, kill at least 371.
- November 30 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founds the Pakistan People's Party and becomes its first chairman. Today it is one of the major political parties in Pakistan (alongside the Pakistan Muslim League) that is broken into many factions, bearing the same name under different leaders, such as the Pakistan's Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).
- ??? - The first edition of the book, A Short History of Pakistan, is published by Karachi University, Pakistan.
May 8 - The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
- February 4 - The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Beijing.
- February 15 - The Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border.
- February 24 - Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
- February 26 - A Soviet nuclear test is conducted at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Eastern Kazakhstan.
- April 30 - Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished.
- ? May 19 The Soviet Union ratifies a treaty with the United States and the United Kingdom, banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
- May 19 Yuri Andropov becomes KGB chief.
- November 7 The 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution is celebrated in the Soviet Union.
- ??? - Lech Walesa goes to work in Gdansk shipyards.
August 8 - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded in Bangkok, Thailand.
- August 2 - The Turkish football club Trabzonspor is established in Trabzon.
- September 17 A riot during a football match in Kayseri, Turkey leaves 44 dead, about 600 injured.
- January 6 - Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong River Delta.
- January 8 - Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
- July 29 An explosion and fire aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin leaves 134 dead.
- August 7 Vietnam War: The People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
- August 9 - Vietnam War - Operation Cochise: United States Marines begin a new operation in the Que Son Valley.
- September 3 Nguyen Van Thieu is elected President of South Vietnam.
- September 4 - Vietnam War - Operation Swift: The United States Marines launch a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.
- October 17 Vietnam War: Battle of Ong Thanh
- October 26 U.S. Navy pilot John McCain is shot down over North Vietnam and made a POW. His capture will be announced in the NY Times and Washington Post two days later.
- November 3 - Vietnam War - Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22).
- November 11 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
- April 2 - A United Nations delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave April 7, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them.
- November 30 The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
??? - Albania is officially declared an atheist state by its leader, Enver Hoxha.
- March 29 The first French nuclear submarine, Le Redoutable, is launched.
- April 6 - Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government.
- June 10 Margrethe, heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, marries French count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat.
- October 27 Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into the European Economic Community again.
- December 11 - Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
- ??? - Fernand Braudel begins publication of Civilisation matérielle, economie et capitalisme, XVe-XVIIIe siecle.
- January 23 In Munich, the trial begins of Wilhelm Harster, accused of the murder of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he led German security police during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He is eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison.
- March 14 Nine executives of the German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal are charged for breaking German drug laws because of thalidomide.
- June 2 Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into fights, during which 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- July 6 A level crossing collision between a train loaded with children and a tanker-truck near Magdeburg, East Germany kills 94 people, mostly children.
- August 19 - West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has "purchased" through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
- September 1 - Ilse Koch, also known as the "Witch of Buchenwald", commits suicide in the Bavarian prison of Aichach.
- ??? - PAL is first introduced in Germany.
- March 16 - In the Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2-18 years in prison, accused of treason and intentions of staging a coup.
- April 21 Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos; future-Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou political prisoner to December 25.
- May 10 - The Greek military government accuses Andreas Papandreou of treason.
- July 12 The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
- November 15 General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division are forced to leave Cyprus, after 24 Turkish Cypriot civilians are killed by the Greek Cypriot National Guard in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros; relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greek territory, and masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece.
- December 13 - King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails.
- ??? - The Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri.
- February 5 Italy's first guided missile cruiser, the Vittorio Veneto (C550), is launched.
- March 28 - Pope Paul VI issues the encyclical Populorum Progressio.
- April 20 A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126 people.
- ??? - A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris. It has been suggested that Plato may have heard legends about this, and used them as the germ of his story of Atlantis.
- February 27 - The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
- May 22 - The Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
- July 1 EEC joined with European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Community to form the European Communities (from the 1980s usually known as European Community [EC]).
- July 29 Georges Bidault, who opposed de_Gaulle in '61, moves to Belgium, from Brazil, where he receives political asylum.
November 26 - Major floods hit Lisbon, Portugal, killing 462.
- January 5 - Spain and Romania sign in Paris an agreement establishing full consular and commercial relations (not diplomatic ones).
- January 31 - West Germany and Romania establish diplomatic relations.
- December 9 - Nicolae Ceausescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State Council, making him the de-facto leader of Romania.
- February 13 - American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- September 10 - In Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12,182 voters support union with Spain.
- September 3 H-Day in Sweden: At 5:00 a.m. local time, all traffic in the country switches from left-hand traffic pattern to right-hand traffic.
- July 14 - The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization was signed at Stockholm, Sweden, on July 14, 1967 and entered into force on April 26, 1970
- January 18 Jeremy Thorpe becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party.
- January 26 - The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
- July 4 - The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
- October 25 - An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament.
- November 18 - The UK pound is devalued from 1 GBP = 2.80 USD to 1 GBP = 2.40 USD.
- ??? - Parker Morris Standards become mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK.
- January 27 The United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty.
- January 15 The United Kingdom enters the first round of negotiations for European Economic Community membership in Rome.
- February 6 - Alexei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an 8-day visit. He meets The Queen on February 9.
- May 2 Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership.
- May 11 - The United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for European Economic Community membership.
- July 18 - The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. disapprove.
- January 5 - Charlie Chaplin launches his last film, A Countess From Hong Kong, in the UK.
- April 8 - Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw (music and text by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 for United Kingdom.
- May 27 The Folk-Rock band Fairport Convention plays their first gig in Golders Green, north London.
- June 1 - The Beatles legendary release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, nicknamed "The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love"; it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
- July 1 The first UK colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2. The first one is from the tennis championship at Wimbledon. A full colour service begins on BBC2 on December 2.
- August 5 - Pink Floyd releases their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in the United Kingdom.
- August 14 - Wonderful Radio London shuts down at 3:00 PM in anticipation of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. Many fans greet the staff upon their return to London that evening with placards reading "Freedom died with Radio London."
- August 15 - The United Kingdom Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal. Radio Caroline defies the Act and continues broadcasting.
- September 30 - BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 are all launched.
- November 8 - The BBC's first local radio station (BBC Radio Leicester) is launched.
- November 27 - The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby, You're a Rich Man and Hello, Goodbye. Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December.
- December 8 - Magical Mystery Tour is released by The Beatles as a double EP in the U.K. and also the only psychedelic rock album of the The Rolling Stones,Their Satanic Majesties Request in the U.K and in the U.S.A.
- March 18 - The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.
- March 29 Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force bomb the Torrey Canyon and sink her off Cornwall to burn its oil spill.
- June 4 - Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
- May 25 Scotland's Celtic defeats Italy's Inter Milan in the European Cup Final to become the first British football team to win the European Cup.
- March 4 Queens Park Rangers become the first 3rd Division side to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium, defeating West Bromwich Albion 3-2.
- January 23 The new town of Milton Keynes (England) is founded by Order in Council.
- February 25 Britain's second Polaris missile submarine, HMS Renown, is launched.
- March 1 The Queen Elizabeth Hall is opened in London.
- March 4 The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire.
- April 13 - Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.
- June 27 - The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed, in the office of the Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.
- July 29 Georges Bidault moves to Belgium where he receives political asylum.
- October 27 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
- December 1 - The RMS Queen Mary is retired. Her place is taken by the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.
June 26 Pope Paul VI ordains 276 new cardinals (one of whom is the future Pope John Paul II).
- January 1 - Canada begins a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, featuring the Expo 67 World's Fair.
- April 23 - Expo 67 site, Montreal
- April 27 - Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, a World's Fair to coincide with the Canadian Confederation centennial, officially opens with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson igniting the Expo Flame in the Place des Nations.
- April 28 Expo 67 opens to the public, with over 310,000 people attending. Al Carter from Chicago is the first visitor as noted by Expo officials.
- May 1 GO Transit, Canada's first interregional public transit system, is established.
- May 2 The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. It was their last Stanley Cup and last finals appearance to date. It would turn out to be the last game in the original six era. Six more teams would be added in the fall.
- July 1 Canada celebrates its first one hundred years of Confederation.
- July 24 - During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Quebec libre! (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delights many Quebecers but angers the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
- October 14 - Quebec Nationalism: René Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party.
- October 29 The Montreal, Quebec Expo 67 closes, having received over 50 million attendees.
- ??? - The University of Winnipeg is founded in Canada.
April 29 - Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to all people and that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
February 22 Donald Sangster becomes the new Prime Minister of Jamaica, succeeding Alexander Bustamante.
- May 18 In Mexico, schoolteacher Lucio Cabañas begins guerrilla warfare in Atoyac de Alvarez, west of Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero.
- ??? - Gabriel García Marquez's influential novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is published (in Spanish).
- February 5 General Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua.
- April 23 - A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party
Trinidad and Tobago
February 23 Trinidad and Tobago is the first Commonwealth nation to join the Organization of American States.
- March 14 The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- April 21 An outbreak of tornadoes strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured).
- July 16 - A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead.
- November 30 U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy announces his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.
US other law
- January 18 Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
- February 10 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified.
- February 23 The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is enacted.
- March 7 - Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury.
- May 25 The 25th Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.
- June 2 Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
- June 5 Murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death in the electric chair for killing eight student nurses in Chicago.
- February 18 - New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claims he will solve the John F. Kennedy assassination, and that a conspiracy was planned in New Orleans.
- March 31 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty with USSR.
- June 23 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. Johnson travels to Los Angeles for a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel where earlier in the day thousands of war protesters clashed with L.A. police.
- July 21 - The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
- November 22 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
US Skin color
- January 10 - Segregationist Lester Maddox is sworn in as Governor of Georgia.
- April 10 Oral arguments begin in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), challenging the State of Virginia's statutory scheme to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications.
- May 6 Four hundred students seize the administration building at Cheyney State College, now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest institute for higher education for African Americans.
- May 18 Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law" (officially the Butler Act; see the Scopes Trial).
- June 11 - A race riot occurs in Tampa, Florida after the shooting death of Martin Chambers by police while allegedly robbing a camera store. The unrest lasts several days.
- June 12 Loving v. Virginia: The United States Supreme Court declares all U.S. state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
- June 13 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- June 26 The Buffalo Race Riot begins, lasting until July 1; leads to 200 arrests.
- July 12 1967 Newark riots: After the arrest of an African-American cab driver for allegedly illegally driving around a police car and gunning it down the road, race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, lasting six days and leaving 26 dead.
- July 14 - Near Newark, New Jersey, the Plainfield, NJ, riots also occur.
- July 19 - A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade and business are vandalized and fires break out in the area, although the disturbance is quelled within hours. However, the next day a shooting sets off another incident in the same area that leads to 18 fires, 36 arrests, 3 shootings, 2 dozen people injured, and damages totaling 4.2 million. There will be two more such incidents in the following two weeks.
- July 23 - 12th Street Riot/Detroit Race Riots: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- July 30 - The 1967 Milwaukee race riots begin, lasting through August 2 and leading to a ten-day shutdown of the city from August 1.
- August 1 - Race riots in the United States spread to Washington, D.C.
- August 25 - American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated in Arlington, Virginia.
- August 30 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- November 7 Carl B. Stokes is elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major United States city.
- January 4 - The Doors' self-titled debut album is released.
- January 18 A Fistful of Dollars, the first significant "spaghetti Western" film, is released in the United States.
- February 5 NASA launches Lunar Orbiter 3.
- January 15 Super Bowl I: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
- February 2 - The American Basketball Association is formed.
- February 14 - Respect is recorded by Aretha Franklin (to be released in April).
- March 29 A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.
- April 10 The AFTRA strike is settled just in time for the 39th Academy Awards ceremony to be held, hosted by Bob Hope. Best Picture goes to A Man for All Seasons.
- April 9 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
- April 12 - The Ahmanson Theatre opens in Los Angeles.
- April 28 In Houston, Texas, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
- May 1 Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
- June 14-15 - Glenn Gould records Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata, Op. 83, in New York City (his only recording of a Prokofiev composition).
- June 7 - Two Moby Grape members are arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
- June 16 - The Monterey Pop Festival begins and is held for 3 days.
- August 13 - Night of the Grizzlies sparks national concern over bear drama, from PBS in Montana's Glacier National Park.
- August 27 - East Coast Wrestling Association is established.
- September 9 - Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach.
- September 17 Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show, when Morrison sings the word "higher" from their #1 hit Light My Fire, despite having been asked not to.
- September 18 - Love Is a Many Splendored Thing debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.
- October 6 - Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the Disneyland by the sea.
- October 18 Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature The Jungle Book, the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.
- November 7 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- December 31 The Green Bay Packers become the first team in the modern era to win their third consecutive NFL Championship, 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what became known as "The Ice Bowl".
- December 31 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump 141 feet over the Caesars Palace Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. Knievel crashed on landing and the accident was caught on film.
- ??? - Warner Bros. Pictures becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Arts Productions, thus becoming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
- January 12 - Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.
- January 27 Apollo 1: U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad test.
- May 18 NASA announces the crew for the Apollo 7 space mission (first manned Apollo flight): Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham.
- October 3 - An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7.
- November 15 Test pilot Michael Adams is killed when his X-15 rocket plane tumbles out of control during atmospheric re-entry and disintegrates.
- August 6 - A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish. The discovery is first recorded in print in 1968: "An entirely novel kind of star came to light on Aug. 6 last year [...]". The date of the discovery is not recorded.
- October 12 Desmond Morris publishes The Naked Ape.
- December 19 - Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term Black Hole for the first time.
- ??? - Lonsdaleite (the rarest allotrope of carbon) is first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona.
- January 14 - The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the event sets the stage for the Summer of Love.
- January 14 - The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
- February 18 - New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claims he will solve the John F. Kennedy assassination, and that a conspiracy was planned in New Orleans.
- March 26 - 10,000 gather for the Central Park Be-In.
- October 17 The musical Hair opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April.
- October 20 - Patterson-Gimlin film, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin's famous film of an unidentified animate cryptid, thought to be Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is recorded at Bluff Creek, California.
- December 15 - The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses, killing 46 people. It has been linked to the so-called Mothman mystery.
- April-October? - The Summer of Love is held in San Francisco.
- April 4 - Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City.
- April 14 - In San Francisco, 10,000 march against the Vietnam War.
- April 15 - Large demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco.
- October 12 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile, because of North Vietnam's opposition.
- October 16 - Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center.
- October 21 Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C. Allen Ginsberg symbolically chants to 'levitate' The Pentagon.
- December 4 Vietnam War: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta (235 of the 300-strong Viet Cong battalion are killed).
- October 18 Vietnam War: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest over recruitment by Dow Chemical on the University campus. 76 are injured in the resulting riot.
- November 2 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
- November 17 Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (2 months later the Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong makes it appear, to those watching news reports, that progress is not being made.)
- November 21 - Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
- November 29 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam.
- December 5 - In New York City, Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam War.
- April 20 Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon.
- April 24 - Soyuz 1: Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry.
- May 4 - Lunar Orbiter 4 is launched by the United States.
- June 14 Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
- June 12 Venera program: Venera 4 is launched by the Soviet Union (the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).
- June 25 - 400 million viewers watch Our World, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles' song "All You Need is Love".
- October 19 - The Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus.
- November 9 - Apollo program: NASA launches a Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
- How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension
- DSM-3 next year
- Philippa Foot, "The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect in Virtues and Vices"(Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1978)(originally appeared in the Oxford Review, Number 5, 1967.)