A Year In History: 1967

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This Year in History:


Discover what happened in this year with HISTORY’s summaries of major events, anniversaries, famous births and notable deaths.

January 10

President Johnson asks for more funding for Vietnam War

On January 10, 1967, during his State of the Union speech, President Lyndon B. Johnson asks Congress for more money to support the Vietnam War. Lyndon’s War, a war Johnson actually inherited from President John F. Kennedy, had achieved nothing by 1967. The North Vietnamese use of guerrilla warfare tactics resulted in approximately 14,000 American […]

January 14

The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco, launching the “Summer of Love”

The Human Be-In is held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967, launching the “Summer of Love.” The event draws more than 20,000 people to enjoy peace, love, music and psychedelics. Artist Michael Bowen advertised his event in the underground newspaper the San Francisco Oracle as “A Gathering of Tribes for the […]

March 25

Martin Luther King Jr. leads march against the Vietnam War

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., leads a march of 5,000 antiwar demonstrators in Chicago. In an address to the demonstrators, King declared that the Vietnam War was “a blasphemy against all that America stands for.” King first began speaking out against American involvement in Vietnam in the summer of 1965.  In addition to his […]

April 24

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov killed when parachute fails to deploy

On April 24, 1967, Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed when his parachute fails to deploy during his spacecraft’s landing. He becomes the first human known to have died in space. Komarov was testing the spacecraft Soyuz I in the midst of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Earlier in […]

May 19

Soviets ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons from outer space

One of the first major treaties designed to limit the spread of nuclear weapons goes into effect as the Soviet Union ratifies an agreement banning nuclear weapons from outer space. The United States, Great Britain and several dozen other nations had already signed and/or ratified the treaty. With the advent of the so-called “space race” […]

June 1

The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

On June 1, 1967, the Beatles release their eighth album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a concept album that marked a new creative peak for the Liverpudlian superstars and that would become a critical favorite in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. When Paul McCartney brought the recently completed album by Bob Dylan’s London […]