Life in 1967

The year 1967 began on a Sunday.

1967 In The News

Cambodia Civil War 1967

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.

 

1967 Price Check

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

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

 

1967 Popular 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

BookshelfPublished 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 FilmsHighest grossing movies 1967 (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

 

World Leaders


Australia
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

7th January – Nick Clegg (Politician)
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

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 Sporting 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
Lite-Brite

What Was New?

McDonalds Big Mac 1967

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

 

Published May 08, 2021 @ 4:05 pm – Updated – May 14, 2021 @ 11:26 pm