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1967

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U.S. Facts

  • President: Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Population: 198,712,056
  • Life Expectancy: 70.5 years
  • Unemployment: 3.8%
  • Average Annual Salary: $8,801
  • Minimum Wage: $1.40 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $2,425
  • Gasoline: $0.33 cents per gallon
  • House: $24,600
  • Bread: $0.22 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.15 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.05 cents

Major U.S. Events

  • The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified
  • Racial violence in Detroit; 7,000 National Guardsmen aid police after night of rioting. Similar outbreaks in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Rochester, N.Y., Birmingham, Ala., New Britain, Conn, & Washington D.C.
  • Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress"

Major World Events

  • USA, Soviet Union and the UK sign the Outer Space Treaty
  • Israel defeats Arab neighbours in Six-Day War, occupying West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai peninsula and Golan Heights
  • The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb

January-March

  • Three astronauts die in a fire on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy in Apollo 1
  • Dr. Martin Luther King speaks out against the Vietnam war

April-July

  • 10,000 march against the Vietnam War in San Francisco
  • U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference

August-December

  • Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black US Supreme Court justice
  • Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is killed in Bolivia

Top Songs

  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • The Letter by The Box Tops
  • Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
  • Light My Fire by The Doors
  • Incense & Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock

Other New Songs

  • Respect by Aretha Franklin
  • I Think We're Alone Now by Tommy James & The Shondells
  • Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  • Love Is Here and Now You're Gone by The Supremes
  • Soul Man by Sam & Dave

Top Movies

  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Graduate

Top Books

  • The Arrangement by Elia Kazan
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  • Topaz by Leon Uris
  • Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
  • Death of a President by William Manchester

Top TV Shows (1966-67)

  • Bonanza
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Red Skelton Show
  • The Lucy Show
  • Bewitched
  • The Jackie Gleason Show

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox

Pro Football: Championships

  • NFL: Green Bay Packers d. Dallas Cowboys
  • AFL: Oakland Raiders d. Houston Oilers

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Toronto Maple Leafs d. Montreal Canadiens

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Boston Celtics d. Los Angeles Lakers

NCAA Champions

  • Football: University of California Trojans
  • Basketball: UCLA Bruins

Other Champions

  • Boxing: Muhammad Ali wins heavyweight title
  • Golf: Jack Nicklaus is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: John Newcombe and Clark Graebner win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Proud Clarion wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: A.J. Foyt wins Indianapolis 500
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