1967 Timeline

  • First Ever Superbowl

    First ever superbowl match between Kansas City Chiefs and the Green bay Packers. Green Bay Packers won 35 - 10
  • South Vietnamese Prime Minister Visits Australia

    The Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky begins a controversial visit to Australia. He is welcomed by supporters of South Vietnam but is then constantly heckled by anti-war protesters, and Harold Holt is forced to deny that Ky and his supporters are corrupt and were responsible for murdering his predecessor, President Ngo Dinh Diem.
  • First Earth Day is celebrated

    First ever World Earth day is celebrated
  • Russian Cosmonaut Dies in crash

    Colonel Vladimir Komarov, 40, is the first known victim of a space flight. He was seconds away from a safe landing when his parachute became tangled and left him hurtling towards the ground.
  • 1967 Referendum

    Aboriginals given the right to be counted in the Australian census.
  • VFL Grand Final

    In the AFL or also known as ‘Aussie rules’ in the 1967 premiership Richmond defeated Geelong for the 71st VFL (Victorian Football League) title 114 – 105.
  • Australia unlinks Australian Dollar from British Currency

    Australia unlinks the Australian dollar from British currency, when the British government makes a decision to devalue the pound sterling.
  • Red Handed Wins Melbourne Cup

    The Melbourne cup was won by a horse that went by the name of Red Handed.
  • First Heart Transplant

    Dr Christiaan Bernard performs first heart transplant, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Harold Holt Disapperas

    Prime Minister Harold Holt goes missing and is presumed dead
  • Coalition Leadership Crisis

    John McEwen announced he will not serve in a government led by Liberal Party deputy leader William McMahon, Harold Holt's presumed successor, triggering a leadership crisis for the Coalition.