News and Events of 1967

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 3.485 billion
population by decade

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U.S. Events

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

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  • 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).


US GDP (1998 dollars):   $833.6 billion
Federal spending:   $157.46 billion
Federal debt:   $340.4 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):  
Consumer Price Index:   33.4
Unemployment:   3.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.05


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)
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 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)

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  • 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



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


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