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In 1967 the continued presence of American troops increased further and a total of 475,000 were serving in Vietnam and the peace rallies were multiplying as the number of protesters against the war increased.
  • The Boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to be inducted into the US Army.
  • In the Middle East Israel also went to war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan in the six day war and when it was over Israel controlled and occupied a lot more territory than before the war.
  • Once again in the summer cities throughout America exploded in rioting and looting the worst being in Detroit on July 23rd where 7000 National Guard were brought in to restore law and order on the streets.
  • In England a new type of model became a fashion sensation by the name of Twiggy and miniskirts continued to get shorter and even more popular with a short lived fashion being paper clothing.
  • Also during this year new Discotheques and singles bars appeared across cities around the world and the Beatles continued to reign supreme with the release of "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band" album, and this year was also coined the summer of love when young teenagers got friendly and smoked pot and grooved to the music of "The Grateful Dead. Jefferson Airplane and The Byrds".
  • The movie industry moved with the times and produced movies that would appeal to this younger audience including "The Graduate" Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke”. TV shows included "The Fugitive" and "The Monkeys" and color television sets become popular as the price comes down and more programs are made in color.
Cost of Living 1967
How Much things cost in 1967
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 905
Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
Movie Ticket $1.25
Polaroid $50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40hr
Popular Films
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Casino Royale
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • To Sir, with Love
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Other Events that Happened in 1967
  • Race Riots break out in a number of Cities in the United States Cleveland, Newark and Detroit
  • Interracial Marriage is declared constitutional by The Supreme Court in the "Loving v. Virginia" case and barred Virginia and by implication other states from making interracial marriage a crime
  • The first Rolling Stone Magazine is published
  • The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers ( win 35-10 ) and the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8 year prison term for defrauding the union and jury tampering
  • Strikes by teaching staff throughout country for pay increases to keep pace with inflation
  • Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
  • Following the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" puts pressure on the government and the automobile industry to improve safety in cars.
  • President Johnson asks for a 6 percent increase on taxes to support the Vietnam War
  • Ten of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.
  • 40,000 Vietnam war protesters fill the Kezar Stadium in San Francisco
  • Presidential hopeful US Navy pilot John McCain is shot down in his A-4 over North Vietnam and spent 5 1/2 years in prison.
Popular Musicians
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Supremes
  • The Beatles
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Grateful Dead
  • The Monkees
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Bee Gees
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Cream
  • Pink Floyd
  • Moody Blues
  • David Bowie
Popular TV Programs
  • The Prisoner
  • The Forsyte Saga
  • Coronation Street
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Lucy Show
  • The Saint
  • Z-Cars
  • Doctor Who
  • General Hospital
  • Bewitched
  • Crossroads
  • Jeopardy!
  • Peyton Place
  • Top of the Pops
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Star Trek
  • The Monkees
  • World’s First Heart Transplant operation in South Africa by Dr. Christian N Barnard
  • The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington Co Durham.
  • The first ATM ( Automatic Teller Machine ) is put into service in Barclays Bank in London
  • The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight
  • The Concorde is seen for the first time in public.
  • Apollo 1 destroyed in a fire on the launch pad.
  • The US Has 74 Nuclear Powered Submarines in operation
Popular Culture 1967
  • Monterey International Pop Music Festival in California features some of the 60's Icons including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Steve Miller Band, Simon & Garfunkel and the Grateful Dead
  • Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row.
  • Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
  • The Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" LP
  • The Beatles release the double A-sided single with Penny Lane on one side and "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the other side.
  • John Lennon's gets his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce delivered
  • Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla
  • Premiere of the musical Hair
  • Barbara Streisand performs in Central Park before 135,000
  • Otis Reading dies in a plane crash aged 26
  • Carrol Shelby Mustang GT-500 Fastback was released
  • The Musical "Hair" opens off-Broadway.
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