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The British halfpenny coin was worth 1/480th of a pound sterling. At first in its 700 year history it was made from silver but as the value of silver increased, the coin was made from base metals. It was finally abandoned in 1969 as part of the process of decimalising the British currency. "Halfpenny", colloquially written ha'penny, was pronounced /ˈheɪpəni/hay-pə-nee; 1½d was spoken as a penny ha'penny /əˈpɛniˈheɪpni/ or three ha'pence /θriːˈheɪpəns/.
It was long considered that the first halfpenny coins were produced in the reign of King Edward I (1272–1307), with earlier requirements for small change being provided by "cut coinage"; that is, pennies cut into halves or quarters, usually along the cross which formed a prominent part of the reverse of the coin. However, in recent years metal detectorists have discovered a few halfpennies of Kings Henry I (1100–1135) and Henry III (1216–1272) – these are extremely rare and very little is known about them; they have all been found in the London area, where they circulated alongside the more common cut coinage, and while it is possible that these coins were patterns or trials, it is clear that they did see circulation. No documentary evidence of these coins is known to exist, and it is possible that there are other coins or issues still to be discovered.
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On her accession on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. At present, in addition to the first four aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Her reign of 60 years is currently the second longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer at 63 years.
Elizabeth was born in London and educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne as George VI in 1936 on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, in which she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. Her coronation service took place in 1953 and was the first to be televised.
The Queen's many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and reciprocal visits to and from the Pope. The Queen has seen major constitutional changes in her realms, such as devolution in the United Kingdom and the patriation of the Canadian constitution. Times of personal significance have included the births and marriages of her children, the births of her grandchildren, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, and the celebration of milestones such as her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively.
Major events in the Queen's reign have included the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, wars with Iraq and the War in Afghanistan. There have been times of personal sorrow for her which include the death of her father at 56, the assassination of Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Mountbatten, the breakdown of her children's marriages in 1992 (a year deemed her annus horribilis), the death in 1997 of her daughter-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the deaths of her mother and sister in 2002. The Queen has occasionally faced severe press criticism of the royal family and republican sentiments, but her personal popularity and support for the monarchy remains high.
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Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.
January 1 – Canada begins a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, featuring the Expo 67 World's Fair.
January 4 – The Doors' self-titled debut album is released.
Spain and Romania sign in Paris an agreement establishing full consular and commercial relations (not diplomatic ones).
Charlie Chaplin launches his last film, A Countess From Hong Kong, in the UK.
January 6 – Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong River Delta.
January 8 – Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
January 10 – Segregationist Lester Maddox is sworn in as Governor of Georgia.
January 12 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.
January 13 – A military coup occurs in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the event sets the stage for the Summer of Love.
Louis Leakey announces the discovery of pre-human fossils in Kenya; he names the species Kenyapithecus africanus.
January 15 The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
The United Kingdom enters the first round of negotiations for European Economic Community membership in Rome.
Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
Jeremy Thorpe becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party.
A Fistful of Dollars, the first significant "spaghetti Western" film, is released in the United States.
In Munich, the trial begins of Wilhelm Harster, accused of the murder of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he led German security police during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He is eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The new town of Milton Keynes (England) is founded by Order in Council.
January 26 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
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.
The United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty.
January 31 – West Germany and Romania establish diplomatic relations.
February 2 – The American Basketball Association is formed.
February 3 – Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard while escaping from prison in December 1965.
February 4 – The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Beijing.
NASA launches Lunar Orbiter 3.
Italy's first guided missile cruiser, the Vittorio Veneto (C550), is launched.
General Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua.
February 6 – Alexei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an 8-day visit. He meets The Queen on February 9.
The Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet Embassy building.
Serious bushfires in southern Tasmania claim 62 lives, and destroys 2,642.7 square kilometres (653,025.4 acres) of land.
Mazenod College, Victoria opens in Australia.
February 10 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified.
February 11 – Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
February 13 – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
February 14 – Respect is recorded by Aretha Franklin (to be released in April).
February 15 – The Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border.
February 18 – New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claims he will solve the John F. Kennedy assassination, and that a conspiracy was planned in New Orleans.
Suharto takes power from Sukarno in Indonesia (see Transition to the New Order and Supersemar).
Donald Sangster becomes the new Prime Minister of Jamaica, succeeding Alexander Bustamante.
Trinidad and Tobago is the first Commonwealth nation to join the Organization of American States.
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is enacted.
February 24 – Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
The Chinese government announces that it has ordered the army to help in the spring seeding.
Britain's second Polaris missile submarine, HMS Renown, is launched.
February 26 – A Soviet nuclear test is conducted at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Eastern Kazakhstan.
February 27 – The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
The city of Hatogaya, Saitama, Japan is founded.
Brazilian police arrest Franz Stangl, ex-commander of Treblinka and Sobibór concentration camps.
The Red Guards return to schools in China.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall is opened in London.
The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire.
Queens Park Rangers become the first 3rd Division side to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium, defeating West Bromwich Albion 3–2.
March 7 – Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury.
March 9 – Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to the USA via the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
The Indonesian State Assembly takes all presidential powers from Sukarno and names Suharto as acting president.
The Velvet Underground's groundbreaking first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, is released. It is initially a disaster but receives widespread critical and commercial acclaim in later years.
March 13 – Moise Tshombe, ex-prime minister of Congo, is sentenced to death in absentia.
The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
Nine executives of the German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal are charged for breaking German drug laws because of thalidomide.
March 16 – In the Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2–18 years in prison, accused of treason and intentions of staging a coup.
March 18 – The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.
March 19 – A referendum in French Somaliland favors the connection to France.
March 21 – A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
March 26 – 10,000 gather for the Central Park Be-In.
March 28 – Pope Paul VI issues the encyclical Populorum Progressio.
A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.
The first French nuclear submarine, Le Redoutable, is launched.
The SEACOM telephone cable is inaugurated.
Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force bomb the Torrey Canyon and sink her.
March 31 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty.
April 2 – A United Nations delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave April 7, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them.
April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City.
April 6 – Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government.
April 7 – Six-Day War (approach): Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s.
April 8 – Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw (music and text by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 for United Kingdom.
April 9 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
The AFTRA strike is settled just in time for the 39th Academy Awards ceremony to be held, hosted by Bob Hope. Best Picture goes to A Man for All Seasons.
Oral arguments begin in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), challenging the State of Virginia's statutory scheme to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications.
April 12 – The Ahmanson Theatre opens in Los Angeles.
April 13 – Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.
April 14 – In San Francisco, 10,000 march against the Vietnam War.
April 15 – Large demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco.
Surveyor 3 probe lands on the Moon.
A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126 people.
Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos; future-Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou political prisoner to December 25.
An outbreak of tornadoes strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured).
April 23 – A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party (POS).
April 24 – Soyuz 1: Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry.
April 27 – Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, a World's Fair to coincide with the Canadian Confederation centennial, officially opens with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson igniting the Expo Flame in the Place des Nations.
In Houston, Texas, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
Expo 67 opens to the public, with over 310,000 people attending. Al Carter from Chicago is the first visitor as noted by Expo officials.
The U.S. aerospace manufacturer McDonnell Douglas is formed through a merger of McDonnell Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft. (becomes part of The Boeing Company three decades later)
April 29 – Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to the people and that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
April 30 – Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
GO Transit, Canada's first interregional public transit system, is established.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. It was their last Stanley Cup and last finals appearance to date. It would turn out to be the last game in the original six era. Six more teams would be added in the fall.
Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership.
May 4 – Lunar Orbiter 4 is launched by the United States.
Dr. Zakir Hussain is the first Muslim to become president of India.
Four hundred students seize the administration building at Cheyney State College, now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest institute for higher education for African Americans.
Hong Kong 1967 riots: Clashes between striking workers and police kill 51 and injure 800.
May 8 – The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
May 10 – The Greek military government accuses Andreas Papandreou of treason.
May 11 – The United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for European Economic Community membership.
Syria mobilizes against Israel.
President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt demands withdrawal of the peacekeeping UN Emergency Force in the Sinai. U.N. Secretary-General U Thant complies (May 18).
Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law" (officially the Butler Act; see the Scopes Trial).
In Mexico, schoolteacher Lucio Cabañas begins guerrilla warfare in Atoyac de Alvarez, west of Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero.
NASA announces the crew for the Apollo 7 space mission (first manned Apollo flight): Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham.
The Soviet Union ratifies a treaty with the United States and the United Kingdom, banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
Yuri Andropov becomes KGB chief.
May 22 – The Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
May 23 – Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, blockading Israel's southern port of Eilat, and Israel's entire Red Sea coastline.
May 25 - Celtic Football Club become the first non-Latin football club to win the European Cup / Champions League.
May 25 - The 25th Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.
Naxalite Guerrilla War: Beginning with a peasant uprising in the town of Naxalbari, this Marxist/Maoist rebellion sputters on in the Indian countryside. The guerrillas operate among the impoverished peasants, fighting both the government security forces and private paramilitary groups funded by wealthy landowners. Most fighting takes place in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
The Australian referendum, 1967 passes with an overwhelming 90% support, removing, from the Australian Constitution, 2 discriminatory sentences referring to Indigenous Australians. It signifies Australia's first step in recognising Indigenous rights.
The Folk-Rock band Fairport Convention plays their first gig in Golders Green, north London.
May 30 – Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.
June – Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Minister of Defense.
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.
Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into fights, during which 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
June 4 – Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
Murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death in the electric chair for killing eight student nurses in Chicago.
Six-Day War: Israel occupies the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai peninsula and Golan Heights after defeating its Arab neighbours.
June 7 – Two Moby Grape members are arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
June 8 – Six-Day War – USS Liberty incident: Israeli fighter jets and Israeli warships fire at the USS Liberty off Gaza, killing 34 and wounding 171.
Israel and Syria agree to a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
The Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Israel.
Margrethe, heir apparent to the throne of Denmark, marries French count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat.
June 11 – A race riot occurs in Tampa, Florida after the shooting death of Martin Chambers by police while allegedly robbing a camera store. The unrest lasts several days.
Loving v. Virginia: The United States Supreme Court declares all U.S. state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
Venera program: Venera 4 is launched by the Soviet Union (the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).
June 13 – Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
June 14–June 15 – Glenn Gould records Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata, Op. 83, in New York City (his only recording of a Prokofiev composition).
June 16 – The Monterey Pop Festival begins and is held for 3 days.
June 17 – The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
June 18 - Eighteen British officers killed in Aden police mutiny. 
June 23 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. Johnson travels to Los Angeles for a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel where earlier in the day thousands of war protesters clashed with L.A. police.
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".
Pope Paul VI ordains 276 new cardinals (one of whom is the future Pope John Paul II).
The Buffalo Race Riot begins, lasting until July 1; leads to 200 arrests.
Plaque commemorating installation of world's first bank cash machine
June 27 – The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed, in the office of the Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.
June 28 – Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.
June 30 – Moise Tshombe, former President of Katanga and former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
Canada celebrates its first one hundred years of Confederation.
EEC joined with European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Community to form the European Communities (from the 1980s usually known as European Community [EC]).
The first UK colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2. The first one is from the tennis championship at Wimbledon. A full colour service begins on BBC2 on December 2.
American Samoa's first constitution becomes effective.
July 3 – A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
July 4 – The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
July 5 – Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
Biafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, following the latter's secession May 30.
A level crossing collision between a train loaded with children and a tanker-truck near Magdeburg, East Germany kills 94 people, mostly children.
Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe and Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, kill at least 371.
New Zealand decimalise its currency from pound to dollar at £1 to $2 ($1 = 10/-).
The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
1967 Newark riots: After the arrest of an African-American cab driver for allegedly illegally driving around a police car and gunning it down the road, race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, lasting six days and leaving 26 dead.
July 14 – Near Newark, New Jersey, the Plainfield, NJ, riots also occur.
July 16 – A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead.
July 18 – The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. disapprove.
July 19 – A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade and business are vandalized and fires break out in the area, although the disturbance is quelled within hours. However, the next day a shooting sets off another incident in the same area that leads to 18 fires, 36 arrests, 3 shootings, 2 dozen people injured, and damages totaling 4.2 million. There will be two more such incidents in the following two weeks.
July 20 – Chilean poet Pablo Neruda receives the first Viareggio-Versile prize.
July 21 – The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
July 23 – 12th Street Riot/Detroit Race Riots: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
July 24 – During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delights many Quebecers but angers the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
An explosion and fire aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin leaves 134 dead.
Georges Bidault moves to Belgium where he receives political asylum.
An earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela leaves 240 dead.
July 30 – The 1967 Milwaukee race riots begin, lasting through August 2 and leading to a ten-day shutdown of the city from August 1.
August 1 - Race riots in the United States spread to Washington, D.C..
August 2 – The Turkish football club Trabzonspor is established in Trabzon.
August 5 – Pink Floyd releases their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in the United Kingdom.
August 6 – A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish. The discovery is first recorded in print in 1968: "An entirely novel kind of star came to light on Aug. 6 last year [...]". The date of the discovery is not recorded.
Vietnam War: The People's Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
A general strike in the old quarter of Jerusalem protests Israel's unification of the city.
August 8 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded in Bangkok, Thailand.
August 9 – Vietnam War – Operation Cochise: United States Marines begin a new operation in the Que Son Valley.
August 10 – Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
August 13 – Night of the Grizzlies sparks national concern over bear drama, from PBS in Montana's Glacier National Park.
August 14 – Wonderful Radio London shuts down at 3:00 PM in anticipation of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. Many fans greet the staff upon their return to London that evening with placards reading "Freedom died with Radio London."
August 15 – The United Kingdom Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal. Radio Caroline defies the Act and continues broadcasting.
August 18 – The State of Tamil Nadu, India is established.
August 19 – West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has "purchased" through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
A truce is declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The People's Republic of China announces that it has shot down United States planes violating its airspace.
August 25 – American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated in Arlington, Virginia.
August 27 – East Coast Wrestling Association is established.
August 30 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
The Khmer–Chinese Friendship Association is banned in Cambodia
Ilse Koch, also known as the "Witch of Buchenwald", commits suicide in the Bavarian prison of Aichach.
Nguyen Van Thieu is elected President of South Vietnam.
H-Day in Sweden: At 5:00 a.m. local time, all traffic in the country switches from left-hand traffic pattern to right-hand traffic.
September 4 – Vietnam War – Operation Swift: The United States Marines launch a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.
September 9 – Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach.
September 10 – In Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12,182 voters support union with Spain.
A riot during a football match in Kayseri, Turkey leaves 44 dead, about 600 injured.
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.
September 18 – Love Is a Many Splendored Thing debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.
September 27 – The RMS Queen Mary arrives in Southampton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
September 30 – BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 are all launched.
October 3 – An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7.
October 4 – Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
October 6 – Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the Disneyland by the sea.
October 8 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile, because of North Vietnam's opposition.
Desmond Morris publishes The Naked Ape.
October 14 – Quebec Nationalism: René Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party.
October 16 – Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center.
The musical Hair opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April.
Vietnam War: Battle of Ong Thanh
Vietnam War: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest over recruitment by Dow Chemical on the University campus. 76 are injured in the resulting riot.
Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature The Jungle Book, the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.
October 19 – The Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus.
October 20 - Patterson-Gimlin film, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin's famous film of an unidentified animate cryptid, thought to be Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is recorded at Bluff Creek, California.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.. Allen Ginsberg symbolically chants to 'levitate' The Pentagon.
An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat, killing 47 Israeli sailors. Israel retaliates by shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
October 25 – An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament.
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned.
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.
Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into the European Economic Community again.
London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
Mobutu's troops launch an offensive against mercenaries in Bukavu, Congo.
The Montreal, Quebec Expo 67 closes, having received over 50 million attendees.
October 30 – Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong.
November 2 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
November 3 – Vietnam War – Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22).
November 4–November 5 – Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.
November 6 – The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Carl B. Stokes is elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major United States city.
The 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution is celebrated in the Soviet Union.
November 8 – The BBC's first local radio station (BBC Radio Leicester) is launched.
November 9 – Apollo program: NASA launches the first Saturn V rocket, successfully carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy into Earth orbit.
November 11 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
November 14 – The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150-year anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as the "Day of the Colombian Woman".
General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division are forced to leave Cyprus, after 24 Turkish Cypriot civilians are killed by the Greek Cypriot National Guard in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros; relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greek territory, and masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece.
Test pilot Michael Adams is killed when his X-15 rocket plane tumbles out of control during atmospheric re-entry and disintegrates.
Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (2 months later the Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong makes it appear, to those watching news reports, that progress is not being made.)
French author Régis Debray is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Bolivia.
November 18 – The UK pound is devalued from 1 GBP = 2.80 USD to 1 GBP = 2.40 USD.
November 21 – Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
November 22 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.
November 26 – Major floods hit Lisbon, Portugal, killing 462.
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. Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December.
November 29 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founds the Pakistan People's Party and becomes its first chairman. Today it is one of the major political parties in Pakistan (alongside the Pakistan Muslim League) that is broken into many factions, bearing the same name under different leaders, such as the Pakistan's Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).
The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy announces his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.
December 1 – The RMS Queen Mary is retired. Her place is taken by the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.
December 3 – Christiaan Barnard carries out the world's first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
At 6:50 PM, a volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica.
Vietnam War: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta (235 of the 300-strong Viet Cong battalion are killed).
December 5 – In New York City, Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam War.
December 8 – Magical Mystery Tour is released by The Beatles as a double EP in the U.K. and also the only psychedelic rock album of The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request in the U.K and in the U.S.A.
December 9 – Nicolae Ceauşescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State Council, making him the de facto leader of Romania.
December 11 – Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
December 13 – King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails.
December 15 – The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses, killing 46 people. It has been linked to the so-called Mothman mystery.
December 17 – Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach 60 km from Melbourne.
December 19 – Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term Black Hole for the first time.
December 26 – The Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour (film) receives its world premier on BBC Television in the UK
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".
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.
St Christopher's Hospice, the world's first purpose-built secular hospice specialising in palliative care of the terminally ill, is established in South London by Cicely Saunders.
Warner Bros. Pictures becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Arts Productions, thus becoming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
The Jari project begins in the Amazon.
Albania is officially declared an atheist state by its leader, Enver Hoxha.
The University of Winnipeg is founded in Canada.
Lonsdaleite (the rarest allotrope of carbon) is first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona.
A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris. It has been suggested that Plato may have heard legends about this, and used them as the germ of his story of Atlantis.
PAL is first introduced in Germany.
The Summer of Love is held in San Francisco.
Lech Wałęsa goes to work in Gdańsk shipyards.
Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Israeli Army.
The Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri.
Parker Morris Standards become mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK.
Gabriel García Márquez's influential novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is published (in Spanish).
The first edition of the book, A Short History of Pakistan, is published by Karachi University, Pakistan.
Fernand Braudel begins publication of Civilisation matérielle, économie et capitalisme, XVe-XVIIIe siècle.
January 1 – Sunny Chan, Hong Kong TVB actor
January 2 – Tia Carrere, American actress
January 4 – Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
January 5 – Joe Flanigan, American actor
January 7 – Mark Lamarr, British comedian/TV and radio presenter
January 8 – R. Kelly, American R&B singer/songwriter/producer
Dave Matthews, South African–born musician
Dale Gordon, English footballer
January 12 – Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
Sharon Beshenivsky, West Yorkshire police constable (d. 2005)
Leonardo "Leo" Ortolani, Italian comic book author
January 15 – Lisa Lisa, American singer
January 17 – Song Kang-ho, Korean actor
January 18 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
January 21 – Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess grand master
January 22 – Eleanor McEvoy, Irish singer-songwriter
January 23 – Naim Süleymanoğlu, Turkish weightlifter
January 24 – John Myung, American musician
Voltaire, Cuban singer
Nozomu Sasaki, Japanese voice actor
January 26 – Toshiyuki Morikawa, Japanese voice actor
January 28 – Jan Lamb, Hong Kong singer and actor
January 29 – Khalid Skah, Moroccan long-distance runner
January 31 – Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
February 1 – Meg Cabot, American teen author
Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
Frederick Pitcher, Nauruan politician
February 6 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
February 7 – Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
Todd Pratt, American baseball player
Dan Shulman, Canadian sports announcer
Laura Dern, American actress
Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
Vince Gilligan, American writer, director and producer (creator of Breaking Bad)
February 11 – Hank Gathers, American college basketball player
February 12 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
February 14 – Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010.
February 15 – Trond Egil Soltvedt, Norwegian footballer
Marco Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
Roberto Baggio, Italian football player
John Valentin, American baseball player
Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
February 19 – Sven Erik Kristiansen Norwegian Black metal and hardcore punk singer (Maniac)
Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
Andrew Shue, American actor
February 23 – Tamsin Greig, English actress
February 26 – Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer
March 1 – George Eads, American actor
March 3 - Hans Teeuwen, Dutch comedian
March 4 – Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer
March 10- Omer Tarin, Pakistani/South Asian poet, writer and scholar
John Barrowman, Scottish-born actor
George Gray, American comedian and game show announcer
March 12 – Massimiliano Frezzato, Italian comic writer
March 13 – Andres Escobar, Colombian football player (d. 1994)
March 15 - Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
March 16 – Lauren Graham, American actress
March 17 – Billy Corgan, American musician and songwriter
March 18 – Andre Rison, American pro football player
March 19 – Mary Scheer, American actress
Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish rock musician (Ace of Base)
Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
March 22 – Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
March 25 – Debi Thomas, American figure skater
March 26 – Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
Talisa Soto, American actress
Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
March 29 – Brian Jordan, American baseball player
March 30 – Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)
April 5 – Anu Garg, Indian-American writer and speaker
April 6 – Mika Koivuniemi, Finnish ten-pin bowler
April 9 – Alex Kahn, American artist
April 14 – Jeff Jarrett, American professional wrestler
April 15 - Dara Torres, American swimmer
Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
Kimberly Elise, American actress
Liz Phair, American musician
April 18 – Maria Bello, American actress
Mike Portnoy, American musician
Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
Sheryl Lee, American actress
Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and TV show host
April 23 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
Glenn Jacobs (Kane), American professional wrestler
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, American actress
April 27 – Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Dutch heir apparent
Curtis Joseph, Canadian hockey player
Rachel Williams, American model, actress, and TV presenter
May 1 – Kenny Hotz, Canadian entertainer
May 4 – Akiko Yajima, Japanese voice actress
May 5 – Takehito Koyasu, Japanese voice actor
May 10 – Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
May 14 – Tony Siragusa, American football player
May 15 – John Smoltz, American baseball player
Geraldine Somerville, Irish actress
Massimo Taccon, Italian painter, sculptor and writer
May 20 - Ramzi Yousef, Islamic terrorist; one of the main perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
May 21 – Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007)
May 22 - Brooke Smith, American actress
Andrey Borodin, Russian banker
Bruno Putzulu, French actor
Heavy D, Jamaican-born American actor, rapper (d. 2011)
May 25 – Poppy Z. Brite, American author
May 27 – Paul Gascoigne, English footballer (Newcastle United, England & Middlesbrough)
May 28 - Glen Rice, American basketball player
May 29 – Noel Gallagher, British musician (Oasis)
Phil Keoghan, New Zealand-born television host
Kenny Lofton, American baseball player
Anderson Cooper, American television journalist
Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer
Joe DeLoach, American athlete
Ron Livingston, American actor
June 6 – Paul Giamatti, American actor
Efan Ekoku, Nigerian footballer
Jasmin Tabatabai, German/Iranian actress and musician
June 9 – Rubén Maza, Venezuelan long-distance runner
June 10 – Darren "Buffy, the Human Beatbox" Robinson, American rapper (The Fat Boys) (d. 1995)
June 15 – Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
June 16 - Jürgen Klopp, German footballer
Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
Mia Sara, American actress
June 20 – Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress
June 21 – Jim Breuer, former Saturday Night Live cast member and stand up comedian
June 23 – Yoko Minamino, Japanese Idol star and actress
Bill Huard, Canadian ice hockey player
Richard Z. Kruspe, German rock musician (Rammstein)
Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
June 26 – Kaori Asoh, Japanese voice actress and singer
July 1 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian actress and model
Vinny Castilla, Mexican Major League Baseball player
Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
July 5 – Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
July 8 – Jordan Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
Mark Stoops, American football coach
July 11 – John Henson, American TV show host
John Petrucci, American musician
Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
July 13 – Akira Hokuto, Japanese women's professional wrestler
July 14 – Robin Ventura, American baseball player
Michael Tse, Hong Kong actor
Adam Savage, American TV show host
July 16 – Will Ferrell, American comedian and actor
July 18 – Vin Diesel, American actor
July 19 – Rageh Omaar, broadcaster
July 23 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
July 25 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor
July 28 – Taka Hirose, Japanese musician (Feeder)
July 30 – A. W. Yrjänä, Finnish rock musician and poet
Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
Elizabeth Wurtzel, author and feminist
August 3 – Mathieu Kassovitz, French movie director and actor
August 4 – Michael Marsh, American athlete
August 5 – Thomas Lang, Austrian drummer
August 7 – Charlotte Lewis, English actress
Rena Mero, American wrestler, model and actress
Yuki Amami, Japanese actress
August 9 – Deion Sanders, American pro football and baseball player
August 10 – Riddick Bowe, American boxer
Collin Chou, Taiwanese martial arts actor
Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer and songwriter
Joe Rogan, American comedian and television host
Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
Andy Hui, Hong Kong singer and actor
Emil Kostadinov, Bulgarian football player
August 13 – Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
August 15 – Brahim Boutayeb, Moroccan long-distance runner
Pamela Smart, American murderer
Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish-born television personality
Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born singer (System of a Down)
Layne Staley, American rock musician (Alice in Chains) (d. 2002)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Nigerian-British actor and model
Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (d. 1986)
Ty Burrell, American actor
August 29 – Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer
August 30 – Frederique van der Wal, Dutch supermodel
September 3 – Luis Gonzalez, American baseball player
Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
Arnel Pineda, Filipino singer-songwriter
Koichi Morishita, Japanese long-distance runner
September 6 – Macy Gray, American R&B singer
September 9 – Akshay Kumar,Bollywood Actor
September 11 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer and actor
September 12 – Jason Statham, English actor
September 13 – Michael Johnson, American athlete
September 18 – Tara FitzGerald, British actress
September 19 – Alexander Karelin, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler
September 20 – Kristen Johnston, American actress
Susie Dent, British lexicographer
Faith Hill, American country singer
September 22 – Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
Masashi Nakayama, Japanese footballer
Jenna Stern, American actress
September 25 – Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
Mira Sorvino, American actress
Moon Unit Zappa, American actress, musician and author
September 30 – Andrea Roth, Canadian actress
October 2 – Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
October 4 – Liev Schreiber, American actor
October 5 – Guy Pearce, English-born actor
October 7 – Toni Braxton, American R&B singer
October 9 – Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator
Artie Lange, American actor, comedian and radio personality
David Starr, American racecar driver
Trevor Hoffman, American Major League Baseball player
Kate Walsh, American actress
Javier Sotomayor, Cuban high jumper
October 16 – Davina McCall, British TV presenter and UK Big Brother host
René Dif, Danish-Algerian singer (Aqua)
Venus Terzo, Canadian actress/voice actress
Carlos Mencia, Latino-American actor and standup comedian
Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer & conductor
Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (d. 1994)
October 24 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
October 26 – Keith Urban, New Zealand-born Australian country music singer
October 27 – Scott Weiland, American musician
Julia Roberts, American actress
Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
Joely Fisher, American actress
Rufus Sewell, English actor
Péter Kun, Hungarian guitarist (d. 1993)
Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
Ty Detmer, American NFL quarterback and 1990 Heisman Trophy winner
Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer and songwriter
Tina Arena, Australian singer and songwriter
November 2 – Akira Ishida, Japanese voice actor
November 3 – Steven Wilson, British musician
November 5 – Judy Reyes, American actress
November 6 - Rebecca Schaeffer, American actrees (d. 1989)
Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter
David Guetta, French DJ and songwriter
November 8 – Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
November 11 – Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk show host
Steve Zahn, American actor
November 14 – Letitia Dean, British actress
November 15 – François Ozon, French writer and director
November 16 – Lisa Bonet, American actress
November 20 – Teoman, Turkish rock singer and song-writer
Boris Becker, German tennis player
Mark Ruffalo, American actor
Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-born speed skater
November 23 – Salli Richardson, American actress
November 25 – Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer
November 28 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (d. 2007)
November 29 – John "Bradshaw" Layfield, American professional wrestler
December 1 – Reggie Sanders, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Judd Apatow, American screenwriter and producer
Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer and actor
December 8 – Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress
December 9 – Joshua Bell, American violinist
December 11 – Mo'Nique, American actress and comedian
December 12 – John Randle, American football player
Jamie Foxx, American actor
Yuji Oda, Japanese singer and actor
December 14 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
Donovan Bailey, Canadian athlete
Miranda Otto, Australian actress
December 17 – Gigi D'Agostino, Italian musician and DJ
December 18 – Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
December 19 – Criss Angel, American musician, magician, illusionist, escapologist, and stunt performer
December 21 – Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia
December 22 – Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer
Joan Vizcarra, Spanish artist
András Rosztóczy, Hungarian gastroenterologist
Mary Garden, Scottish opera singer (b. 1874)
Jack Ruby, American killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (b. 1911)
Donald Campbell, English water and land speed record seeker (b. 1921)
Mohammed Khider, Algerian politician (b. 1912)
Evelyn Nesbit, American actress and model (b. 1884)
Barney Ross, American boxer (b. 1909)
January 18 - Harry Antrim, American actor (b. 1884)
January 19 – Kazimierz Funk, Polish biochemist (b. 1884)
January 21 – Ann Sheridan, American actress (b. 1915)
Crew of Apollo 1:
Edward White, American astroanut (b. 1930)
Gus Grissom, American astronaut (b. 1926)
Roger Chaffee, American astronaut (b. 1935)
Alphonse Juin, Marshal of France (b. 1888)
January 31 – Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)
February 4 – Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
Martine Carol, French actress (b. 1920)
Henry Morgenthau, Jr., United States Secretary of the Treasury during World War II (b. 1891)
February 7 David Unaipon, Australian author and inventor (b. 1872)
February 8 – Victor Gollancz, British publisher (b. 1893)
February 14 – Sig Ruman, German actor (b. 1884)
February 15 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor (b. 1887)
Smiley Burnette, American actor (b. 1911)
Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (b. 1876)
February 18 – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1904)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
February 21 – Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
Franz Waxman, German-American composer (b. 1906)
Hilliard Almond Wilbanks, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1933)
February 28 – Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
March 2 – Gordon Harker, English actor (b. 1885)
March 4 – Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, deposed prime minister of Iran (b. 1882)
March 5 – Mischa Auer, Russian-born actor (b. 1905)
John Haden Badley, English author (b. 1865)
Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (b. 1901)
Kenneth Harlan, American actor (b. 1895)
Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
March 7 – Alice B. Toklas, American personality (b. 1877)
Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (b. 1882)
Hanns Lothar, German actor (b. 1929)
March 21 – Marcellus Boss, American politician, member of the Kansas Senate and the 5th Civilian Governor of Guam. (b. 1901)
March 27 – Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
March 30 – Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
March 31 – Don Alvarado, American actor (b. 1904)
April 4 – Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
April 5 – Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1890)
April 17 – Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
April 19 – Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
April 22 – Tom Conway, British actor (b. 1904)
April 24 – Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (parachute failure) (b. 1927)
Joseph Boxhall, British sailor, fourth officer of the RMS Titanic (b. 1884)
Benjamin Foulois, American Brigadier General(USAF), first rated US military pilot, trained by the Wright Brothers (b. 1879)
April 27 – William Douglas Cook, founder of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and Pukeiti, (New Zealand) (b. 1884)
April 29 – Anthony Mann, American actor and director (b. 1906)
May 6 – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
May 7 – Judith Evelyn, American actress (b. 1913)
Laverne Andrews, American singer (b. 1911)
Barbara Payton, American actress (b. 1927)
Elmer Rice, American playwright (b. 1892)
May 10 – Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
May 12 – John Masefield, English poet and novelist (b. 1878)
May 15 – Edward Hopper, American painter (b. 1882)
May 18 – Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (b. 1892)
Géza Lakatos, Hungarian general and politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1890)
Rexhep Mitrovica, Albanian politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1888)
May 22 – Langston Hughes, American writer (b. 1902)
May 27 – Johannes Itten, Swiss painter (b. 1888)
May 29 – Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian film director (b. 1885)
May 30 – Claude Rains, British actor (b. 1889)
May 31 – Billy Strayhorn, American composer and pianist (b. 1915)
June 3 – Arthur Tedder, British military, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b. 1890)
June 5 – Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
June 7 – Dorothy Parker, American writer (b. 1893)
June 10 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis champion (b. 1895)
Edward Leonard Ellington, British military, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b. 1877)
June 14 – Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
June 16 – Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)
June 17 – Vernon Huber, American admiral and 36th Governor of American Samoa (b. 1899)
June 26 – Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b.1942)
Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933) (car accident)
July 1 – Gerhard Ritter, German historian (b. 1888)
Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani 'Mother of the Nation' (b. 1893)
Vivien Leigh, English actress (b. 1913)
July 9 – Douglas MacLean, American actor (b. 1890)
July 14 – Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1926)
Cyril Ring, American film actor (b. 1892)
July 18 – Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco, ex-president of Brazil (b. 1897) (plane crash)
Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player (b. 1907)
Albert Lutuli, South African politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Basil Rathbone, British actor (b. 1892)
July 22 – Carl Sandburg, American poet (b. 1878)
July 31 – Margaret Kennedy, English writer (b. 1896)
August 1 – Richard Kuhn, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
August 2 – Walter Terence Stace, British philosopher (b. 1886)
Joe Orton, English playwright (b. 1933) (murdered)
Anton Walbrook, Austrian actor (b. 1896)
August 13 – Jane Darwell, American actress (b. 1879)
René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898)
Manuel Prado y Ugarteche, former President of Peru (b. 1889)
Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (b. 1884)
Isaac Deutscher, British Marxist historian (b. 1907)
Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist (b. 1882)
Lam Bun, Hong Kong radio commentator (b. 1930)
Stanley Bruce, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
Paul Muni, Polish actor (b. 1895)
George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi Party leader (b. 1918)
August 27 – Brian Epstein, English band manager (The Beatles) (b. 1934)
August 31 – Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (b. 1891)
Ilse Koch, Nazi German war criminal (b. 1906)
Siegfried Sassoon, British poet (b. 1886)
James Dunn, American actor (b. 1901)
Francis Ouimet, American professional golfer (b.1893)
September 11 – Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
September 13 – Varian Fry, American journalist (b. 1907)
September 16 – Ethel May Halls, American theatrical and film actress (b. 1882)
September 18 – John Cockcroft, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
September 23 - Stanislaus Zbyszko, professional wrestler (b. 1879)
September 27 – Prince Felix Yussupov, Russian assassin of Rasputin (b. 1887)
Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (b. 1900)
Carson McCullers, American writer (b. 1917) (brain hemorrhage)
Woody Guthrie, American folk musician (b. 1912) (Huntington's disease)
Sir Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (b. 1895)
Pinto Colvig, American vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer (original voice of Goofy) (b. 1892)
October 7 – Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1872)
October 8 – Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)
Che Guevara, Argentine communist revolutionary (executed) (b. 1928)
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Edith Storey, American actress (b. 1892)
October 12 – Nat Pendleton, American actor and Olympic wrestler (b. 1895)
October 17 – Xuantong Emperor, Emperor of China (b. 1906)
October 20 – Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)
October 23 – Helen Palmer Geisel, Dr. Seuss' first wife (b. 1899)
October 25 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer (b. 1886)
October 29 – Julien Duvivier, French film director (b. 1896)
November 5 – Joseph Kesselring, American playwright (b. 1902)
November 7 – John Nance Garner, U.S. Vice President (b. 1868)
November 9 – Charles Bickford, American actor (b. 1891)
November 13 – Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
November 15 – Alice Lake, American actress (b. 1895)
November 19 – Charles J. Watters, U.S. Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
Florence Reed, American stage actress (b. 1883)
November 25 – Ossip Zadkine, Russian sculptor, painter and lithographer (b. 1890)
November 28 – Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902)
December 3 – Harry Wismer, American baseball owner (b. 1913)
Daniel Jones, British phonetician (b. 1881)
Bert Lahr, American actor (b. 1894)
December 7 – House Peters, Sr., British-born actor (b. 1880)
December 10 (in an air crash):
Otis Redding, American singer (b. 1941)
Ronnie Caldwell, American musician (b. 1948)
Phalon Jones, American musician (b. 1949)
Harold Holt, Australian Prime Minister (body never found) (b. 1908)
Jack Perrin, American actor (b. 1896)
December 21 – Stuart Erwin, American actor (b. 1903)
December 24 – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (b. 1900)
December 26 – Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (b. 1873)
December 28 – Katharine McCormick, American feminist (b. 1875)
December 29 – Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (b. 1890)
December 30 – Vincent Massey, former Canadian Governor General (b. 1887)
Ken Battefield, American artist (b. ? )
Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)
Physics – Hans Albrecht Bethe
Chemistry – Manfred Eigen, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, George Porter
Physiology or Medicine – Ragnar Granit, Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Wald
Literature – Miguel Ángel Asturias
Peace – not awarded