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Major Events of 1967

1967 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXVII) was the 67th year of the 20th century. 1967 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1967.
News Events of 1967

Israel defeats Arabs in Six Day War.

The USS Liberty, a US Navy ship, is accidently bombed by Israeli jets.

First ever Super Bowl

Dr Christiaan Bernard performs first heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa.

Biafra (1967-1970) declares independence from Nigeria, and is blockaded leading to massive starvation.

A military coup overthrows the government of Greece.

Sesame Street is first broadcast.

South Yemen independent from UK.

American Samoa adopts a new constitution, and becomes self-governing.

The ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched.

Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin defects to the United States.

US Supremre Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all US State laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

The population of Gibraltar vote to remain a British colony rather than become part of Spain.

Sports in 1967
  • American Football:

    1967 Super Bowl (Super Bowl I):

    • Winning Team: Green Bay Packers

    • Losing Team: Kansas City Chiefs

    • First ever Super Bowl

  • Baseball:

    1967 World Series

    • Winning Team: St. Louis Cardinals

    • Losing Team: Boston Red Sox

  • Soccer:

    1967 European Cup:

    • Winners: Celtic

    • Runners-Up: Internazionale

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