- 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
Population: 3.485 billion
- 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
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
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
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05
Green Bay d. Kansas City (35-10)
St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
Philadelphia 76ers d. SF Warriors (4-2)
Toronto d. Montreal (4-2)
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
NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Dayton (79-64)
NCAA Football Champions
- Congress creates PBS.
- Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.
The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke
- The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- 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
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)
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
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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