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Events of 1967
- January 1
- January 6 - Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
- January 8 - Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
- January 10 - Segregationist Lester Maddox is sworn in as Governor of Georgia.
- January 12 - Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.
- January 13 - A military coup occurs in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
- January 14
- January 15
- January 18
- January 26 - The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
- January 27
- January 31 - West Germany and Romania establish diplomatic relations.
- February 4 - The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Peking.
- February 5
- February 6 - Aleksei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an 8-day visit. He meets the Queen on February 9.
- February 7
- February 10 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession) is ratified.
- February 15 - The Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border.
- February 18
- February 22
- February 23
- February 24 - Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
- February 25
- February 26 - A Soviet nuclear test is conducted at Semipalatinsk Test Site, Eastern Kazakhstan.
- February 27 - The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
- March 1
- March 7 - Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury.
- March 9 - Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to the USA via the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
- March 12 - The Indonesian State Assembly takes all presidential powers from Sukarno and names Suharto as acting president.
- March 13 - Moise Tshombe, ex-prime minister of Congo, is sentenced to death in absentia.
- March 14 - The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- March 16 - In the Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2-18 years in prison, accused of treason and intentions of staging a coup.
- March 18 - The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.
- March 19 - A referendum in French Somaliland favors the connection to France.
- March 21 - A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
- March 28 - Pope Paul VI issues the encyclical Populorum Progressio.
- April 4 - Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City.
- April 6 - Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government.
- April 7 - Lead-up to the Six Day War: Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s.
- April 9 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
- April 13 - Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.
- April 14 - In San Francisco, 10,000 march against the Vietnam War.
- April 21
- Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos; ex-Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou political prisoner to December 25.
- The Belvidere - Oak Lawn tornado outbreak strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured).
- April 24 - Soyuz 1: Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry.
- April 27 - Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, a World's Fair to coincide with the Canadian Confederation centennial, officially opens with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson igniting the Expo Flame in the Place des Nations.
- April 28
- April 29 - Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to all people and that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
- May 2 - Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership.
- May 4 - Lunar Orbiter 4 is launched.
- May 8 - The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
- May 10 - The Greek military government accuses Andreas Papandreou of treason.
- May 11 - The United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for European Economic Community membership.
- May 17
- May 18
- May 19
- May 23 - Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, blockading Israel's southern port of Eilat.
- May 25 - 25th Amendment added to the Constitution
- May 30 - Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.
- June 4 - Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
- June 5
- June 8 - Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident - Israeli fighter jets and Israeli warships attack the USS Liberty off Gaza, killing 34 and wounding 171.
- June 10
- June 11 - A race riot occurs in Tampa, Florida.
- June 12
- June 13 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first Black justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- June 14
- June 17 - The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
- June 23 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. 
- June 26 - Pope Paul VI ordains 276 new cardinals (one of them Karol Wojtyła).
- June 27
- June 28 - Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.
- June 30 - Moise Tshombe, former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
- July 1
- July 3 - A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- July 4 - the British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
- July 5 - Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
- July 6
- July 10 - Heavy massive rain and landslide occurred mainly Kobe and Kure, Japan, at least 371 reported killed.
- July 12 - The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
- July 13 - The Newark, New Jersey race riots occur.
- July 15 - The Detroit race riots occur.
- July 16 - A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead.
- July 18 - The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. do not approve.
- July 20 - Chilean poet Pablo Neruda receives the first Viareggio-Versile prize.
- July 21 - The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
- July 23 - 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned).
- July 24 - During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delights many Quebecers but angers the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
- July 29
- July 29 - An earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela leaves 240 dead.
- August 1
- August 6 - A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish.
- August 7
- August 8 - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded in Bangkok, Thailand.
- August 9 - Vietnam War: Operation Cochise is initiated - United States Marines begin a new operation in the Que Son Valley.
- August 10 - Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
- August 14 - The United Kingdom Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- August 18 - The State of Tamil Nadu, India is established.
- August 19 - West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has "purchased" through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
- August 21
- August 25 - American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated in Arlington, Virginia.
- August 30 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- September 2 - Paddy Roy Bates occupies Roughs Tower and establishes the Principality of Sealand.
- September 3
- September 4 - Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins - The United States Marines launch a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.
- September 9 - Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach.
- September 10 - In Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12,182 voters support union with Spain.
- September 17 - A riot occurs during a football match in Kaysei, Turkey (44 dead, about 600 injured).
- October 2 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- October 3 - An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7.
- October 4 - Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei, abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
- October 8 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
- October 9 - Che Guevara executed.
- October 12 - Vietnam War: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile, because of North Vietnam's opposition.
- October 14 - Quebec Nationalism: Rene Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party
- October 16 - Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center.
- October 19 - The Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus.
- October 21
- Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.. Allen Ginsberg symbolically chants to 'levitate' The Pentagon.
- An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat, killing 47 Israeli sailors. Israel retaliates by shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
- October 25 - An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament.
- October 26 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned.
- October 27
- October 29
- October 30 - British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong during the Hong Kong 1967 riots.
- November 2 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
- November 3 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins - Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border) heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22).
- November 4-November 5 - Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.
- November 6 - The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.
- November 7
- November 8 - The BBC's very first local radio station is launched (BBC Radio Leicester).
- November 9 - Apollo program: NASA launches a Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
- November 11 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
- November 14 - The Congress of Colombia in conmemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as: "Day of the Colombian Woman".
- November 15 - Regional Conflict General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division forced to leave Cyprus after 24 Turkish Cypriot civilians are killed by Greek Cypriot National Guard in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros - relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greece territory; masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece.
- November 17
- Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. 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." (2 months later the Tet Offensive makes him regret his words.)
- French author Regis Debray is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Bolivia.
- November 19 - The UK pound is devalued from 1 GBP = 2.80 USD to 1 GBP = 2.40 USD.
- November 21 - Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
- November 22 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
- November 24 - Cambodian triple agent Inchin Lam is killed. reference required
- November 26 - Major floods hit Lisbon region (Portugal) killing 462.
- November 29 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation, to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam.
- November 30
- Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founds the Pakistan People's Party and becomes its first chairman. Today it is one of the major political parties in Pakistan (alongside the Pakistan Muslim League) that is broken into many fractions bearing the same name under different leaders, such as the Pakistan's Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).
- The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
- U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) announces his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.
- December 1 - RMS Queen Mary is retired. Her place is taken by RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.
- December 3 - Christian Barnard carries out the world's first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Capetown.
- December 4
- December 5 - In New York City, Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam War.
- December 9 - Nicolae Ceauşescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State Council, making him the de-facto leader of Romania.
- December 11 - The Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
- December 13 - King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails.
- December 15 - The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses (46 dead). It has been linked to the so-called Mothman mystery.
- December 17 - Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach 60 km from Melbourne.
- December 19 - Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term Black Hole for the first time.
- January 3 - Jack Ruby, convicted murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald (b. 1911)
- February 6 - Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury and advocate for the Morgenthau Plan (b. 1891)
- March 1 - Ernest Elmhurst, author of The World Hoax and defendant in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944 (b. 1891)
- August 2 - Adrien Arcand, Canadian National Socialist leader (b. 1899)