1967 events in history

Jan 2 Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California
Jan 6 Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta
Jan 12 Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation
Jan 14 Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love
Jan 15 The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10
Jan 18 Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment
Jan 23 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Côte d'Ivoire are established
Jan 23 Milton Keynes (England) is founded as a new town by Order in Council, with a planning brief to become a city of 250,000 people. Its initial designated area enclosed three existing towns and twenty one villages
Jan 27 Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Jan 27 The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes
Jan 29 The "ultimate high" of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg
Feb 3 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne
Feb 4 Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft
Feb 10 The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified
Feb 13 American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain
Mar 6 Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States
Mar 9 Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26
Mar 12 Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become Acting President of Indonesia
Mar 14 The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery
Mar 18 The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast
Mar 26 Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
Apr 1 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation
Apr 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church
Apr 7 Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times
Apr 9 The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight
Apr 14 Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years
Apr 21 Greek military junta of 1967–74: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years
Apr 23 Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit
Apr 24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
Apr 24 Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission
Apr 27 Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day
Apr 29 After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title
Apr 30 The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ's Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station
May 8 The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental
May 11 Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and socialist politician, is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta
May 13 Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969
May 17 Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt
May 20 The Popular Movement of the Revolution political party is established in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
May 22 The L'Innovation department store in the center of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured
May 22 Vietnam War: Vinh Xuan massacre
May 23 Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping
May 24 Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel
May 25 Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland, becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup; with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal
May 27 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline
May 27 Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census
May 30 The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war
Jun 1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles is released
Jun 2 Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States
Jun 2 Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June
Jun 5 The Six-Day War begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border