News and Events of 1967
- 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., and New Britain, Conn. (July 23).
- Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black US Supreme Court justice (Oct. 2).
- Astronauts Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Col. Edward White II, and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee killed in fire during test launch (Jan. 27).
US GDP (1998 dollars):
$833.6 billionFederal spending:
$157.46 billionFederal debt:
$340.4 billionMedian Household Income
$7,143 Consumer Price Index:
3.8%Cost of a first-class stamp:
Green Bay d. Kansas City (35-10)
St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
Philadelphia 76ers d. SF Warriors (4-2)
Toronto d. Montreal (4-2)
Billie Jean King d. A. Jones (6-3 6-4)Men:
John Newcombe d. W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Dayton (79-64)
NCAA Football Champions
Fiction: The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
Music: Quartet No. 3, Leon Kirchner
Drama: A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee
Oscars awarded in 1967
Academy Award, Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)
1967 Emmy Awards
1967 Tony Awards
Grammys awarded in 1967
Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year: "Michelle," John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
Miss America: Jane Anne Jayroe (OK)More Entertainment Awards...
- Congress creates PBS.
- Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.
- The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke
- The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Manfred Eigen (Germany), Ronald G. W. Norrish, and George Porter (both UK), for work in high-speed chemical reactions
Physics: Hans A. Bethe (US), for work on energy production of stars
Physiology or Medicine: Haldan K. Hartline, George Wald, and Ragnar Granit (all US), for work on human eye