1960s Pop History – 1967

President: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
The population of the United States is 197,457,000
National Debt is 340.4 Billion (+11.9 billion)
Unemployment is 3.8%
Life Expectancy: 70.5 years
Family median income = $7,143 (down $257. from 1966)
Academy Award : A Man for All Seasons (click to buy) (Best Picture)
Grammy Award : Michelle (click to buy) (Best Song); Strangers In The Night (click to buy) (Best Album)
Pulitzer Prize : The Fixer (click to buy) (Fiction)
The Fixer (click to buy) (Fiction)
Lester Maddox is elected Governor of Georgia on a segregationist platform
The first cryogenic preservation of Dr. James Bedford with the intent of future resuscitation.
Super Bowl I is played with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10 (click for more on, Sports)
A Fistful of Dollars (click to buy) , the first significant “spaghetti Western” film is debuted in the U.S.
U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed aboard the Apollo 1 spacecraft during a launch pad test.
The Outer Space Treaty is signed by the U.S., Soviet Union and the United Kingdom banning nuclear weapons from outer space
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified by Congress
Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s setting the stage for the Six Day War
Israeli mounts “preemptive” strikes against Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian positions flanking Israel and fight a mostly victorious Six Day War
Muhammad Ali, after converting to Islam, refuses military service on religious grounds
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
The first automatic cash machine (ATM) is installed, at Barclays Bank in England
Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 is enacted, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS)
Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines
Lurleen Wallace is sworn in as governor of Alabama and replaces her husband George Wallace who can’t run again because of term limits
Race riots rock 127 U.S. cities, killing at least 77 and injuring at least 4,000 some lasting days
The National Organization for Women (NOW)is formed and holds its first national conference
The world’s first heart transplant is performed in Cape Town S. Africa by Christiaan Barnard the patient lived 18 days
The waterbed as we know it today was created by a design student at San Francisco State University
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) development is pioneered by Clinton Corn Processing Co
The following TV shows debuted: The Flying Nun, High Chaparral, Carol Burnett Show, Ironside, Mannix, The Smothers Brothers and Phil Donahue    (click show title for more info)

See also Celebrity Birthdays 1967

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