Top News Stories from 1967
- 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 IIof Greece.
- Communist China announces explosion of its first hydrogen bomb (June 17).
- The US and USSR propose a nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Background: nuclear disarmament
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): 6.8More U.S. Statistics...
- 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): $7,143 billion
Consumer Price Index: $33.4
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05
Super BowlGreen Bay d. Kansas City
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
NBA ChampionshipPhiladelphia 76ers d. SF Warriors
Stanley CupToronto d. Montreal
WimbledonWomen: Billie Jean King d. A. Jones (6-3 6-4)
Men: John Newcombe d. W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)
Kentucky Derby ChampionProud Clarion
NCAA Basketball ChampionshipUCLA d. Dayton
NCAA Football ChampionsUSC (10-1-0)
Entertainment AwardsPulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
Music: Quartet No. 3, Leon Kirchner
Drama: A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee
Academy Award, Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)
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)More Entertainment Awards...
- 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
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 eyeMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...
- 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.
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