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World Events

  • 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). Background: Arab-Israeli Wars

  • 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. Background: nuclear disarmament
    World Statistics

    Population: 3.485 billion


U.S. Events
  • 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).
    U.S. Statistics

    President: Lyndon B. Johnson
    Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
    Population: 198,712,056
    Life expectancy: 70.5 years
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 29.9
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 27.4
    Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 6.8
Economics

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

Sports


Super Bowl
Green Bay d. Kansas City (35-10)

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)

NBA Championship
Philadelphia 76ers d. SF Warriors (4-2)

Stanley Cup
Toronto d. Montreal (4-2)

Wimbledon
Women: Billie Jean King d. A. Jones (6-3 6-4)
Men: John Newcombe d. W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Proud Clarion

NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Dayton (79-64)

NCAA Football Champions
USC (10-1-0)


Entertainment

Events

  • Congress creates PBS.

  • Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.

Movies

  • The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke

Music

  • The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Books

  • Donald Barthelme, Snow White

  • Elizabeth Bishop, Selected Poems

  • Robert Bly, The Light Around the World

  • Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

  • Stanley Elkin, A Bad Man

  • W. S. Merwin, Lice

  • Marianne Moore, Complete Poems

  • Joyce Carol Oates, A Garden of Earthly Delights

  • William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
Music: Quartet No. 3, Leon Kirchner
Drama: A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee

Oscars awarded in 1967
Academy Award, Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)

1967 Emmy Awards

1967 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 1967
Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year: "Michelle," John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters

Miss America: Jane Anne Jayroe (OK)

Science
  • Antony Hewish and Jocelyn Bell Burnel (UK) discover pulsars. Background: Astronomy

  • Jerome Friedman, Henry Kendall, Richard Taylor (US) discover protons and neutrons to be composed of even smaller particles called quarks.

  • The MIRV (Multiple Indepenently Targetable Reetry Vehicle), which allows one missile to carry several nuclear warheads, is developed. Background: nuclear weapons

  • 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.

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Manfred Eigen (Germany), Ronald G. W. Norrish, and George Porter (both UK), for work in high-speed chemical reactions

Physics: Hans A. Bethe (US), for work on energy production of stars

Physiology or Medicine: Haldan K. Hartline, George Wald, and Ragnar Granit (all US), for work on human eye

Deaths
  • Ernesto "Che" Guevara

  • Upton Sinclair

  • Spencer Tracy

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