Information for the Year 1967

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  • Biafra secedes from Nigeria (May).
  • Israeli and Arab forces battle; Six-Day War ends with Israel occupying Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank (June 5).
  • Right-wing military coup deposes King Constantine II of Greece.
  • Communist China announces explosion of its first hydrogen bomb (June 17).
  • The US and USSR propose a nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
  • Population:   3.485 billion
  • Nobel Peace Prize:  The prize money was 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
  • Racial violence in Detroit; 7,000 National Guardsmen aid police after night of rioting. Similar outbreaks in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Rochester, N.Y., Birmingham, Ala., and New Britain, Conn. (July 23).
  • Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black US Supreme Court justice (Oct. 2).
  • Astronauts Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Col. Edward White II, and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee killed in fire during test launch (Jan. 27).
  • President:  Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Vice President:   Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Population:   198,712,056
  • Life expectancy:  70.5 years
  • US GDP (1998 dollars):   $833.6 billion
  • Federal spending:   $157.46 billion
  • Federal debt:   $340.4 billion
  • Median Household Income(current dollars): $7,143
  • Consumer Price Index:   33.4
  • Unemployment:   3.8%
  • Cost of a first-class stamp:  $0.05
  • Super Bowl  Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City Chiefs (SCORE 35-10)
  • World Series of Baseball  St. Louis Cardinals defeated Boston Red Sox
  • National Basketball Association Championship  Philadelphia 76ers defeated SF Warriors
  • National Hockey League Stanley Cup  Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Montreal Canadians
  • Women Wimbledon Tennis  Billie Jean King defeated A. Jones (6-3 6-4)
  • Men Wimbledon Tennis  John Newcombe defeated W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)
  • Kentucky Derby Horse Race Champion   Proud Clarion
  • National College Athletic Association Basketball Championship  UCLA defeated Dayton (SCORE 79-64)
  • National College Athletic Association Football Champions  USC (RECORD 10-1-0)
  • Congress creates PBS. (Public Broadcasting System)
  • Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.
  • Academy Award, Best Picture:  A Man for All Seasons
  • Grammy Award - Record of the Year   Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra
  • Emmy Award - Best Television Comedy  The Monkees - NBC
  • Miss America:   Jane Anne Jayroe (Oklahoma)
  • Jerome Friedman, Henry Kendall, Richard Taylor (US) discover protons and neutrons to be composed of even smaller particles called quarks.
  • Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard and team of South African surgeons perform world's first successful human heart transplant (Dec. 3). The patient dies 18 days later.
  • Antony Hewish and Jocelyn Bell Burnel (UK) discover pulsars.

 

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