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The Year 1967

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Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night.

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Best Record: Up, Up and Away, 5th Dimension; Best Album:  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles; Best Song: Up, Up and Away, Jimmy L. Webb, songwriter.

   6 Jan

Milton Berle Show last airs on ABC-TV.

   7 Jan

Newlywed Game premieres on ABC TV.

   5 Feb

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premiers on CBS (later ABC, NBC).

10 Feb

25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect.

  1 Mar

Black representative Adam Clayton Powell (D. N.Y.) denied seat in Congress because of charges he misused government funding.  Reelected in 1968, he was seated, but fined 25,000 and stripped of 22 years' seniority.

18 Mar

Beatles' Penny Lane single goes #1.

25 Mar

The Turtle's Happy Together goes # 1.

28 Apr

Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title.

  1 May

Priscilla & Elvis Presley wed.

30 May

Robert Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles.

  1 Jun The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released. One of the first critically-acclaimed rock albums, Sgt. Pepper's became the number one album in the world and was at the top of the U.S. album list for 15 weeks.

  4 Jun

Emmy Awards-Monkees win for comedy series.

24 Jun

President Johnson & Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin at Glassboro State College in New Jersey; agree not to let any crisis push them into war.

22 Jul

Carl Sandburg poet (Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years), dies at 89.

11 Jul

Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition.

12 Jul

Black riots in Newark, New Jersey began--some 26 killed, 1,500 injured; over 1,000 arrested. 

22 Jul The Billboard singles chart showed that Windy by The Association was the most popular record in the U.S. for the fourth straight week. The Los Angeles-based sextet would make way for Jim Morrison and The Doors a week later when Light My Fire became the hottest record of the mid-summer.

23 Jul

Riots began in Detroit, Michigan.; killed at least 40; 2,000 injured and 5,000 left homeless  in city's black ghetto.  Quelled by 4,700 federal paratroopers and 8,000 National Guardsmen.

24 Jul

Beatles sign petition in The Times to legalize marijuana.

  5 Aug

Bobby Gentry releases her only hit Ode to Billy Joe.

29 Aug

Final TV episode of The Fugitive.

  3 Sep

Final episode of What's My Line? hosted by John Charles Daly.

17 Sep

Mission Impossible premieres on CBS-TV.

  2 Oct

Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

17 Oct

The play Hair is first performed.

  7 Nov

Carl B. Stokes (D. Cleveland) & Richard G. Hatcher (D. Gary, Ind.) elected first black mayors of major U.S. cities.

17 Nov

Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off the Moon.

10 Dec

Otis Redding singer dies in plane crash at 26.

  3 Dec

First human heart transplant performed (Dr. Christian Barnard, South Africa).

31 Dec

475,000 U.S. troops in South Vietnam; all North Vietnam subject to bombing.  Protests against war mounted throughout year.