Let’s take a look back to how things were in the late 1960′s, 1967 to be specific. That year a diplomat from the Soviet Union working at the United Nations made a journey across the United States. He brought a camera and snapped these awesome pictures that will take you on a retro vacation for the brain.
Things that happened in 1967…
- January 4 – The Doors’ self-titled debut album is released.
- January 27 – Apollo 1: U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad test.
- March 14 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- April 9 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
- April 20 – Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon.
- April 28 – In Houston, Texas, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
- May 1 – Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
- June 1 – The Beatles legendary release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, nicknamed “The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love”; it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
- June 16 – The Monterey Pop Festival begins and is held for 3 days. Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar aflame.
- June 25 – 400 million viewers watch Our World, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles’ song “All You Need is Love”.
- September 17 – Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show, when Morrison sings the word “higher” from their #1 hit Light My Fire, despite having been asked not to.
- October 8 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
- October 26 – U.S. Navy pilot John McCain is shot down over North Vietnam and made a POW. His capture will be announced in the NY Times and Washington Post two days later.
- November 27 – The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby, You’re a Rich Man and Hello, Goodbye.
- December 11 – Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
- December 31 – The Green Bay Packers become the first team in the modern era to win their third consecutive NFL Championship, 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what became known as “The Ice Bowl”.
- December 31 – Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump 141 feet over the Caesars Palace Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. Knievel crashed on landing and the accident was caught on film.
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