1967

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October 20, 2021

1967 (MCMLXVII in Roman numerals) is a year of the 20th century.

Events

Technology - IBM creates the first Floppy disk.

January

January 8 - Vietnam: the US army unleashes an offensive, which will prove to be unsuccessful, on the Mekong delta January 23: in view of the constitutional admissibility of a divorce law in Italy, Pope Paul VI delivers a harsh speech on the indissolubility of marriage. January 25: Philip Knight and Bill Bowerman found Nike sportswear company. January 27 The Apollo 1 spacecraft catches fire due to a short circuit between 50 km of cables. 3 NASA astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee die. The Beatles sign a nine-year contract with EMI Records. In Italy, in Sanremo, during the Sanremo Festival, Luigi Tenco dies in mysterious circumstances. January 31 - Rome: sensational revelations by Senator Ferruccio Parri who reports to Parliament on the existence of about 260,000 cards concerning as many characters spied on by SIFAR.

February

5 February: the Italian Navy cruiser "Vittorio Veneto" sets sail. February 11 - Oberstdorf, Germany: Lars Grini is the first man to reach 150 meters in ski jumping. February 10 - Kurt Cobain is born.

March

March 6 - New Delhi: Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of the dictator Stalin, who went to India to bring the ashes of her third husband, seeks political asylum from the US ambassador. March 11 - London: Pink Floyd release first single: Arnold Layne / Candy and a Currant Bun. March 28 - Vatican City: Pope Paul VI publishes the encyclical Populorum progressio: "Development is not limited to economic growth alone".

April

April 8: The UK wins the Eurovision Song Contest, hosted in Vienna, Austria. April 21 - Greece: in response to the expected electoral victory of the socialists led by Geórgios Papandréu, a military coup seizes power. The dictatorship of the colonels begins. April 28 - Montreal, Canada: Expo 67 opens, a world exhibition of architecture, design, technology and culture. In six months it will have over 50 million visitors.

May

May 9 - René Gerónimo Favaloro performs the first coronary artery bypass graft in history. May 18 - Egypt: Nasser asks the UN to withdraw the Blue Helmets from the Israeli border. May 29 - Nigeria: following the declaration of independence, the Biafra war breaks out.

June

June 1 - London: The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the iconic rock music albums. June 5-10: Six-day war between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israeli forces, led by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, occupy the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the Arab sector of Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Syrian Golan Heights. June 8: The USS Liberty sent to observe the conflict is accidentally attacked by the Israeli Air Force. 11 June: Felice Gimondi wins the fiftieth Giro d'Italia. June 25: 400 million viewers watch Our World, the first worldwide broadcast.

July

July 14 - Marzabotto: a referendum among the citizens of Marzabotto rejects the request for forgiveness of the SS major Walter Reder, who had ordered the massacre of 1944. 20 July - Viareggio: first edition of the Viareggio-Versilia International Prize to Pablo Neruda. July 25 - Cape Town: Surgeon Christian Barnard performs the first heart transplant.

August

August 5 - London: Pink Floyd release their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. August 7: The People's Republic of China sends economic aid to North Vietnam in the form of a loan. August 8: with the approval of the Bangkok Declaration by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, AS is founded

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