1967 Headlines Summary
Some of the most memorable 1967 newspaper headlines include the nationalisation of the British steel industry, the release of Charlie Chaplin’s last film, and the launch of many of BBC radio’s programs. The Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“, an album that is still a classic today. A 1967 newspaper provides a fascinating insight into what it would have been like to be there at the time, reading these very headlines without knowing about them in hindsight.
5th January 1967
Charlie Chaplin opens his last film in England, “A Countess from Hong Kong“.
26th January 1967
A decision is made in Parliament to nationalise ninety percent of the British steel industry.
3rd February 1967
Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard whilst escaping from prison in December 1965.
4th March 1967
The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire.
14th March 1967
The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
8th April 1967
“Puppet On A String” by Sandie Shaw wins the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom.
28th April 1967
Muhammad Ali refuses military service in Texas.
1st May 1967
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
25th May 1967
Celtic FC becomes the first British football team to reach the European Cup final. They beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the final and thus also become the first British team to win the competition.
1st June 1967
The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“, nicknamed “The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love”; it stays at number one on the album charts throughout the summer of 1967.
27th June 1967
The first automatic voucher-based cash machine is installed, in the office of the Barclays Bank in Enfield.
1st July 1967
BBC Two transmits tennis coverage from Wimbledon in colour. This is the first time that television is broadcast in colour in the United Kingdom and a full colour service begins on the channel from 2nd December.
27th September 1967
The RMS Queen Mary arrives in Southampton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
30th September 1967
BBC Radio One, BBC Radio Two, BBC Radio Three and BBC Radio Four are all launched.
9th October 1967
Che Guevara is executed.
27th October 1967
London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
11th December 1967
The Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
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