| January 8: Operation Cedar Falls
begins in the Vietnam War. It involves 16,000 American troops and
14,000 South Vietnamese troops.
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10 in Super
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.
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
February 15: The Soviet Union
announces that it has deployed troops along the Chinese border.
February 18: China sends three army
divisions into Tibet.
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
April 10: The movie "A Man for All
Seasons" wins the Oscar for best picture
at the Academy Awards.
15: Massive demonstrations in opposition to the Vietnam War are
held in New York City and San Francisco.
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
the San Francisco Warriors 4 games to 2 to capture the
1: Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Montreal Canadians 4 games to 2 to
May 4: NASA launches Lunar Orbiter
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
June 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 11: The Concorde Super Sonic Transport is
unveiled in Toulouse, France.