1967 was an interesting year with many different things which it may be commemorated for. 1967 began on January 1 with Canada commencing a year-long festivity of the 100th anniversary of Confederation. On January 23 the trial starts out for Wilhelm Harster that was accused of the deaths of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he directed German security police through the German occupation of the Netherlands. Hsrdter ended up being in due course sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment. The Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are killed on January 27th when fire breaks in the Apollo capsule during a launch pad test. In southern Tasmania, in Australia, severe bush fires on February 7 claim 62 lives, and also damages 2,642.7 sq kms (653,025.4 acres) of property. The US labour union director Jimmy Hoffa starts his 8-year sentence on March 7th for working to give incentives to a jury. On March 14, nine executives of the German drug organization Grunenthal are charged for breaking the German drug laws and regulations as a result of thalidomide. The case was eventually dropped. On April 14th & 15th, there had been significant protests held opposing the Vietnam War in New York City as well as in San Francisco. The coup by a number of army representatives in Greece on April 21st secures a military government which is led by Georgios Papadopoulos. The dictatorship doesn’t conclude right up until 1974. On April 27th in Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, the World’s Fair that will coincides along with the Canadian Confederation celebration is formally opened up. The Expo closes on October 29 after having been visited by more than 50 million visitors in the six months it was open. The boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service on April 28th and is stripped of his boxing titles and banned from professional fighting for the next 3 years.
On May 1 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. On May 26th, The Beatles put out the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and on November 27, they launch their Magical Mystery Tour complete album in the United States. On December 26 the Beatles film on the Magical Mystery Tour receives its global launch on BBC Television in the United Kingdom. On June 5 the Six-Day War begins just as Israel commences Operation Focus attacking Egyptian Air Force airfields and the military of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan invades Israel. On June 10th that six-Day War ends as both Israel as well as Syria accept a United Nations mediated cease-fire. On July 4th the Great Britain Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality and on August 30th, Thurgood Marshall will be revealed as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Black to have the appointment. On September 29th, the timeless science fiction TV show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons starts on ITV in the UK. On October 17th, the musical Hair opens up off-Broadway and then the following year they transfers to Broadway to start its long haul. Future United States senator as well as presidential aspirant John McCain will be shot down over North Vietnam and taken captive on October 26th, 1967. McCain is released five years later on. On December 11, the Supersonic passenger plane Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.