What Happened, 1967
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, and 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 where 7000 national Guard were bought 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 mini skirts 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. Peppers 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%
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 Camera History $50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
What Events Happened in 1967
Six Day War Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War and forces are defeated and Israel takes possession of additional territory
United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for EEC membership
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 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
Earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela - 240 died.
The Foot and Mouth epidemic in Britain is the worst this century and the British government has issued additional guidelines to help stop the spread of the disease including stopping all Horse Racing
Suez Canal closed until 1975
Members of OPEC announced an oil embargo to those countries that supported Israel
Sweden changes to driving on the right
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.
Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into US army
RMS Queen Mary - retired from service
Francis Chichester arrives back in Plymouth after sailing round the world single-handed
President Johnson asks for a 6 percent increase on taxes to support the Vietnam War
Inflation costs of living range from 1.8% US to 5.8% New Zealand
Military Coup in Greece and Colonel George Papadopoulos takes over
Biafra proclaims its independence from Nigeria
The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
Britain devalues the pound by lowering the exchange rate from $2.80 to $2.40
Ten of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.
The tanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground on rocks off Land's End causing an ecological disaster
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies signed by the United States and the Soviet Union
Nuclear Space Weapons Treaty is ratified by World Powers
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.
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla
Premiere of the musical Hair
Barbara Streisand performs in Central Park before 135,000
Carrol Shelby Mustang GT-500 Fastback was released
The Musical "Hair" opens off-Broadway.
The Dirty Dozen
You Only Live Twice
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
The Rolling Stones
The Grateful Dead
The Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Popular TV Programs
The Forsyte Saga
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Lucy Show
Top of the Pops
I Dream of Jeannie
Tom and Jerry
Worlds First Heart Transplant operation in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan 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
Pulsars are discovered