Life in 1967 – Popular Culture Facts


This page offers an insight into life in 1967 and includes World news, political leaders, prices, population statistics and information about the popular culture of 1967.

The year 1967 began on a Sunday. It was not a leap year.

1967 In The News

Cambodia Civil War 1967
Cambodia Civil War

11th March – The Cambodian Civil War began .

18th March – Supertanker, the Torey Canyon ran aground off the coast of Cornwall creating a huge oil spill.

21st April – Georgios Papadopoulos led a successful military coup in Greece.

1st May – Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at Las Vegas.

5th June – The Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan began.

21st October – Anti-Vietnam War march in Washington DC is attended by around 70,000 people.

17th December – Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt, disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach.


Life in 1967 – Prices

dollar bill

Average house:
UK – £3,642; USA – $14,250
Petrol per gallon:
UK – £0.24; USA – $0.33
Loaf of Bread:
UK – £0.07; USA – $0.22
Gold per ounce:
UK – $34.94, USA – $35.4

Life in 1967 – Population

World Map

World: – 3,490,293,252
Australia: – 11,872,264
Canada: – 20,819,768
China: – 755,320,128
India: – 517,586,208
Soviet Union: 128,183,864
United States: – 197,456,992
United Kingdom: – 54,959,000


Life in 1967 – Music

Popular MusicBest Selling Single:
UK – Release Me – Englebert Humperdinck
USA – To Sir With Love – Lulu
AUS – The Last Waltz – Englebert Humperdinck
CAN – The Letter – The Box Tops

Best Selling Album:
UK – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
USA – More of the Monkees – The Monkees
AUS – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
CAN – No data – Charts began 1968

Popular Artists:
Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Engelbert Humperdinck, Four Tops, The Monkees, Petula Clark, The Rascals, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Turtles


On the Bookshelves

BookshelfBooks Published in 1967:

The Outsiders – S E Hinton
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Where Eagles Dare – Alistair MacLean
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin Jr

At the Movies

Movies Films1967 Top Movies (USA box office figures):

1. The Graduate- $43.1 million
2. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – $25.5 million
3. Bonnie and Clyde – $22 million
4. The Dirty Dozen – $20.1 million
5. Valley of the Dolls – $20 million


Life in 1967 – World Leaders

Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson UK Prime Minister

Prime Minister – Harold Holt to 19th December, John McEwen from 19th December
Canada Prime Minister – Lester Pearson
China President – Liu Shaoqi
India Prime Minister – Indira Gandhi
Soviet Union Leader – Leonid Brezhnev 
United States President – Lyndon B Johnson
United Kingdom Prime Minister –  Harold Wilson


Born in 1967

Nick Clegg born 1967
Nick Clegg

7th January – Nick Clegg (Politician, Media Exec)
18th February – Roberto Baggio (Footballer)
20th June – Nicole Kidman (Actress)
13th September – Michael Johnson (Athlete)
7th October – Toni Braxton (Singer)
13th November – Jimmy Kimmel (TV Host)
13th December – Jamie Foxx (Actor/Singer)

Died in 1967

Che Guevara died 1967
Che Guevara

6th March – Nelson Eddy (Singer)
29th June – Jayne Mansfield (Actress)
27th August – Brian Epstein (Manager of the Beatles)
1st September – Siegfried Sassoon (Poet)
9th October – Che Guevara (Revolutionary)
26th November – Albert Warner (Film Producer)
10th December – Otis Redding (Singer)


1967 Sport Highlights

World Cup won by England 1966

Football – Tottenham Hotspur won the FA Cup
Cycling – Roger Pingeon (FRA) won the Tour de France
Tennis – Roy Emerson won the Australian and French Open; John Newcombe and Billie Jean King both won Wimbledon and the US Open
Golf – British Open won by Roberto DeVicenzo; US Open won by Jack Nicklaus
Baseball – St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series
Horse Racing – Woodland Venture won the Cheltenham Gold Cup; Proud Clarion won the Kentucky Derby


Christmas Wishlist

Suzy Homemaker Kitchen

G I Joe Action Figure
Barbie and Ken Dolls
Fisher Price Chatter Telephone
Suzy Homemaker kitchen play range

What Was New?

Life in 1967 McDonalds Big Mac

ATM (Automated Teller Machine) first used
Heart Transplant -first carried out by Christiaan Barnard
Revels confectionary went on sale
Ariel soap powder launched
McDonalds Big Mac went on sale



First published 2021; updated and republished Mar 30, 2022 @ 11:44 am – Updated – Mar 30, 2022 @ 12:09 pm