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1967 World Events

January 8: Operation Cedar Falls begins in the Vietnam War.  It involves 16,000 American troops and 14,000 South Vietnamese troops.

January 15: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10 in Super Bowl I.

January 27: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are killed by a fire in their Apollo spacecraft while participating in a test on Launch Pad 34.  The mission is later designated Apollo 1.

January 27: The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty to ban nuclear weapons from outer space.

February 2: The American Basketball Association is formed.

February 5:
Lunar Orbiter 3 is launched by NASA.

February 7: China announces that it can not guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside of the Embassy grounds.

February 15: The Soviet Union announces that it has deployed troops along the Chinese border.

February 18: China sends three army divisions into Tibet.

February 26: Nascar racing driver Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500.

March 14: The body or President John F. Kennedy is moved to its permanent burial site at Arlington National Cemetery.

April 10: The movie "A Man for All Seasons" wins the Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards.

April 15: Massive demonstrations in opposition to the Vietnam War are held in New York City and San Francisco.

April 20: The NASA Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon.

April 24: Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Komorov is killed during the landing of Soyuz 1.  The spacecraft crashes when its parachutes fail to deploy properly.

April 24: The Philadelphia Sixers defeat the San Francisco Warriors 4 games to 2 to capture the NBA championship.

May 1: Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.

May 2: The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Montreal Canadians 4 games to 2 to win the Stanley Cup.

May 4: NASA launches Lunar Orbiter 4.
May 19: The Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons from outer space is ratified by the Soviet Union.  Participants of this treaty include the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

May 26: Racing driver A.J. Foyt Jr. wins the 51st running of the Indianapolis 500.

1: The Beatles release the album "Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."

June 5: The Six Day War breaks out between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

June 10: The Six Day War ends with a decisive Israeli victory.

June 11: A race riot begins in Tampa, Florida.

June 14: NASA launches the Mariner 5 probe towards Venus.

June 28: Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.

July 13: A race riot begins in Newark, New Jersey.

July 15: A race riot begins in Detroit, Michigan.

July 23: The Twelfth Street Riot breaks out in Detroit, Michigan.

July 29: A explosion occurs and fire breaks out on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin.  This takes the lives of 134 seaman.

August 1: A race riot begins in Washington, DC.

August 7: China agrees to give aid to North Vietnam.

September 3: Nguyen Van Thieu is elected as President of South Vietnam.

October 2: Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 3: Test Pilot William "Pete" Knight sets the speed record for fixed wing aircraft at Mach 6.7 while flying the X-15.

October 8: Bolivian guerrilla leader Che Guevara is captured.

October 9: Guerrilla leader Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia for attempting to start a revolution.

October 17: The musical "Hair" premiers off Broadway.

October 19: Mariner 5 flies past Venus.

October 20: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3 to win the 1967 World Series.

October 21: Tens of thousands of demonstrators protest the Vietnam War in Washington, DC.

November 3: The battle of Duk To begins in the Vietnam war.  It is a major battle in the war and this battle is narrowly won by the US and South Vietnamese forces.  289 US soldiers are killed during this battle.

November 9: NASA launches an unmanned Saturn V rocket on mission Apollo 4.

November 15: Test Pilot Michael Adams loses control of  the X-15-3 aircraft during a high altitude flight and is killed .  Astronaut wings are posthumously awarded to Adams on August 23, 2005.

November 17: President Lyndon Johnson announces to the nation that the U.S. is making progress in the Vietnam war.

November 29: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns.  This move is precipitated by President Lyndon Johnson's refusal to follow McNamara's advice on the Vietnam War.  McNamara wanted to freeze troop levels, stop the bombing of North Vietnam, and turn over all ground fighting to the South Vietnamese.

December 11: The Concorde Super Sonic Transport is unveiled in Toulouse, France.

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