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1967 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

 

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1967 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates

 



 

 

Top movies included ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘To Sir With Love’, ‘In The Heat Of The Night’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, and ‘ The Graduate’.

 

   

The Beatles released their ground-breaking concept album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and that same year, their manager, Brian Epstein died of a sleeping pill overdose.

 
   

Music artists who had their first top 40 hit in 1967 included Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Buckinghams, The Bee Gees, The 5th Dimension, Aretha Franklin and Englebert Humperdinck.

 
 

 

Twiggy was the world’s most popular model and ‘hot’ fashions included fishnet stockings, miniskirts, go go boots, paisley shirts and wide striped bell bottoms.

 

   

Brand new TV shows in 1967 included the Carol Burnett Show, The Flying Nun, Gentle Ben, Mannix and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

 
   

Canada celebrated her centennial and ‘Expo ‘67' opened in Montreal.

‘O Canada’ became our official national anthem in celebration of our centennial year.

 
   

Entertainers we lost in 1967 included Otis Redding, Woody Guthrie, Bert Lahr, Spencer Tracy and Jayne Mansfield.

 
   

The Grammy award winning record and song of the year went to The 5th Dimension for ‘Up, Up And Away’ written by Jimmy Webb.

 
   

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3 - 1 in the sixth game to win the Stanley Cup.

 
   

Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas.

 
   

In the first Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

 
   

Introductions in 1967 included the first countertop microwave oven along with ‘Wink’ the sassy one from Canada Dry and Stokely Van Camp brought out Gatorade.
Burger King was founded.

Rolling Stone magazine began publishing.

 
   

The Prime Minister of Canada was Lester B. Pearson and the President of the United States was Lyndon B. Johnson.

 
   

The Queen named Roland Michener as Canada’s 20th governor general.

 
 

 

The OPP started using helicopters to monitor traffic and catch speeders.

 

   

Dr. Christian Barnard performed the world’s first successful human heart transplant.

 
   

Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight boxing championship when he refused military service.

 
   

Beginning in January of 1967, motorcyclists had to get special permits for which a driver’s test was mandatory.

 

 
   

Entertainers born in 1967 include Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Harry Connick Jr., Faith Hill and on Canada’s 100th birthday, July 1st, Pamela Anderson.

 
   

Beginning in January of 1967, motorcyclists had to get special permits for which a driver’s test was mandatory.

7000 National Guardsmen were called out after race riots rocked Detroit on the infamous ‘black day in July’.