1967's

Timeline created by trentpig1
  • Jan 27, During a launch pad test of the Apollo I (AS-204) mission at Cape Kennedy, a flash fire suddenly broke out in the vehicle's command module and killed its crew,

    Jan 27, During a launch pad test of the Apollo I (AS-204) mission at Cape Kennedy, a flash fire suddenly broke out in the vehicle's command module and killed its crew,
  • Ronald Ryan was the last person executed in Australia.

     Ronald Ryan was the last person executed in Australia.
    [More info on Ronald Ryan]( (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Ryan))
  • Gough Whitlam succeeds Arthur Calwell to become new Leader of the Labor Party

    Gough Whitlam succeeds Arthur Calwell to become new Leader of the Labor Party
  • Martin Luther King Jr. begins to speak out against the war in Vietnam.

    Martin Luther King Jr. begins to speak out against the war in Vietnam.
  • Anti-Vietnam War protest. 400,000 march from Central Park to UN. Speeches by Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock

     Anti-Vietnam War protest. 400,000 march from Central Park to UN. Speeches by Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock
  • 90% of white Australians vote in referendum for proposal to count aborigines in the census and to allow the federal government to make special laws for them.

    	90% of white Australians vote in referendum for proposal to count aborigines in the census and to allow the federal government to make special laws for them.
  • July - Rioting throughout the summer in the US. Blacks begin protesting in Chicago, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Baltimore.

    July - Rioting throughout the summer in the US. Blacks begin protesting in Chicago, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Baltimore.
  • , Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single went #1.

    , Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single went #1.
  • The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • The Federal Government announces it will set up the Office of Aboriginal Affairs

    	The Federal Government announces it will set up the Office of Aboriginal Affairs
  • The Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, entered into force.

  • The first US African-American mayor was elected. Carl Stokes became the first black US mayor of a major US city.

    The first US African-American mayor was elected. Carl Stokes became the first black US mayor of a major US city.
  • Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappears while swimming in heavy surf south of Melbourne. His body is never found

    Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappears while swimming in heavy surf south of Melbourne. His body is never found