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1967 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts

US Patents

World Series Champions:

St. Louis Cardinals
Superbowl I Champions:

Green Bay Packers
NBA Champions:

Philadelphia 76ers
Stanley Cup Champs:

Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:

Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):

Jack Newcombe/Billie Jean King
Wimbledon (Men/Women):

John Newcombe/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions:

NCAA Basketball Champions:

Kentucky Derby:

Proud Clarion
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:

Ursula Andress, Claudia Cardinale, Veronica Carlson, Julie Christie, Yvonne Craig, Catherine Deneuve, Angie Dickinson, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Virna Lisi, Tina Louise, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Montgomery, Caroline Munro, Julie Newmar, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Rigg, Edie Sedgwick, Elke Sommer, Sharmila Tagore, Sharon Tate, Marilyn Tindall, Twiggy, Raquel Welch
"The Quote"

"What we have here is a failure to communicate"
- Strother Martin in 'Cool Hand Luke'

"We rob banks."
- Warren Beatty, as Clyde Barrow, in 'Bonnie and Clyde'

"Because Iím worth it"
- L'Oréal

"Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town"
- Maytag Appliances

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... aren't you?"
- Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate'

"They call me MISTER TIBBS"
- Sidney Poitier, in 'In The Heat Of The Night'

- Walter Brooke, in 'The Graduate'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:

Lyndon B. Johnson
Miss America:

Jane Jayroe (Lavern, OK)
Miss USA:

Sylvia Hitchcock (Alabama)/ Cheryl Patton (Florida)
The Scandal:

In spite of what you may still hear today, Walt Disney was not frozen right after his death in late 1966.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Otis Redding

Automobile Celebrity Death: Jayne Mansfield

Countercultural icon Abbie Hoffman led a group of anticapitalists to the New York Stock Exchange, where they dropped dollar bills from the balcony onto the floor as traders scrambled to retrieve the cash. He also led a group of 50,000 people and tried to levitate the Pentagon with their combined psychic power.

The Doors earned a lifetime ban from the Ed Sullivan show after agreeing to censor the lyrics to their hit "Light My Fire," but ended up singing the original lyrics anyway.

Nerd News:

The first handheld calculator invented.

The largest Emerald, the 'Gachala Emerald' was found. It weighs in at 858 carats.

Rolling Stone began publication.The first issue sold about 5,000 copies.

Having been tested in a few outlets, 7-11's Slurpees became avaiable in all locations in 1967.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000

South African doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant.

The Habit:

Ouija board (from Parker Brothers)
1st appearances & 1967's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:

Kerplunk, Johnny Astro, TALKING G.I. Joe action figures, Mega Bloks, Newton's cradle, Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb, Lit-Brite, Ants in the Pants Game
Best Film Oscar Winner:

In the Heat of the Night
1967 Most Popular TV shows:

1. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
2. The Lucy Show (CBS)
3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. Gunsmoke (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Bonanza (NBC)
7. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)
9. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)
10. Bewitched (ABC)
1967 Billboard Number One Songs:

December 31, 1966 - February 17, 1967:

I'm A Believer - The Monkees

February 18 - March 3:

Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

March 4 - March 10:

Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones

March 11 - March 17:

Love is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes

March 18 - March 24:

Penny Lane - The Beatles

March 25 - April 14:

Happy Together - The Turtles

April 15 - May 12:

Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra

May 13 - May 19:

The Happening - The Supremes

May 20 - June 2:

Groovin' - The Young Rascals

June 3 - June 30:

Respect - Aretha Franklin

July 1 - July 28:

Windy - The Association

July 29 - August 28:

Light My Fire - The Doors

August 19 - August 25:

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

August 26 - September 22:

Ode To Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry

September 23 - October 20:

The Letter - Box Tops

October 21 - November 24:

To Sir With Love - Lulu

November 25 - December 1:

Incense And Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock

December 2 - December 29:

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968:

Hello Goodbye - The Beatles


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