- 1967 in the United Kingdom
Events from the year 1967 in the
HM Queen Elizabeth II
*Prime Minister -
Harold Wilson, Labour Party
* 2 January - Veteran actor
Charlie Chaplinopens his last film, " A Countess From Hong Kong", in England.
* 15 January - The
United Kingdomenters the first round of negotiations for EEC membership in Rome.
* 16 January -
Italyannounces support for the United Kingdom's EEC membership.
* 18 January -
Jeremy Thorpebecomes leader of the Liberal Party.
* 26 January - The
Parliament of the United Kingdomdecides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
* 27 January - The USA,
Soviet Unionand the UK sign the Outer Space Treaty.
* 6 February - Soviet Premier
Aleksei Kosyginarrives in the UK for an eight-day visit. He meets the Queen on 9 February.
* 7 February - The
British National Frontis founded by A. K. Chesterton.
* 12 February - Police raid 'Redlands', the
Sussexhome of Rolling Stonesmusician Keith Richards, following a tip-off from the " News of the World". No immediate arrests are made, but Richards, fellow band member Mick Jaggerand art dealer Robert Fraserare later charged with possession of drugs.
* 25 February - Britain's second
Polaris missilesubmarine, HMS "Renown", is launched.
* 27 February - The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
* 1 March - The
Queen Elizabeth Hallis opened in London.
* 4 March
** The first
North Seagas is pumped ashore at Easington Co Durham.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
Queens Park Rangersbecome the first 3rd Division side to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium defeating West Bromwich Albion 3-2.
* 18 March - The supertanker "
Torrey Canyon" runs aground in between Land's Endand the Scilly Isles.
* 29-30 March March - RAF planes bomb the "
Torrey Canyon" and sink it. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/29/newsid_2819000/2819369.stm|title="1967: Bombs rain down on Torrey Canyon", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 31 March - At The Astoria London,
Jimi Hendrixsets fire to his guitar on stage for the first time. He is taken to the hospital suffering burns to his hands.
* 2 April - A UN delegation arrives in
Adendue to approaching independence. They leave 7 April, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them.
* 8 April - "Puppet On A String" by Sandie Shaw (music and text by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) wins
Eurovision Song Contest 1967for United Kingdom.
* 13 April - Conservatives win the
Greater London Councilelections.
* 2 May -
Harold Wilsonannounces that the United Kingdomhas decided to apply for EEC membership
* 3 May - A big gold robbery occurs in
* 11 May - The
United Kingdomand Irelandapply officially for European Economic Communitymembership.
* 14 May - The
Roman CatholicLiverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is consecrated.
* 20 May - In the
FA Cup Final, Tottenham Hotspur defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
* 25 May -
Celtic F.C.becomes the first British and Northern European team to reach a European Cup final and also to win it, beating Inter Milan 2-1 in normal time.
* 28 May - Sir
Francis Chichesterarrives in Plymouthafter completing his single-handed sailingvoyage around the world in his yacht, " Gipsy Moth IV", in nine months and one day. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/28/newsid_2495000/2495799.stm|title="1967: Sir Francis Chichester sails home", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 1 June -
The Beatlesrelease " Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
* 4 June -
Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
* 27 June - The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed in the office of the
Barclays Bankin Enfield.
* 1 July - The first
colour televisionbroadcasts begin on BBC2for certain programmes. A full-colour service begins on BBC2on 2 December.
* 4 July - Parliament decriminalizes male
homosexualitywith the Sexual Offences Act 1967.
* 7 July - In the last amateur Wimbledon tennis tourney, Australian
John Newcombebeats German Wilhelm P. Bungertto win the Gentlemen's Singles championship. The next day, American Billie Jean Kingbeats Briton Ann Haydon Jonesto win the Ladies' Singles championship. The matches are also the first to be broadcast in colour.
* 13 July - English road racing cyclist
Tom Simpsondies of exhaustion on the slopes of Mont Ventouxduring the 13th stage of the Tour de France.
* 18 July - The UK government announce the closing of its
military bases in Malaysiaand Singapore. Australiaand the United Statesdo not approve.
* 28 July - The British steel industry is nationalised.
* 5 August -
Pink Floydreleases their debut album " The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".
* 8 August - Dunsop Valley enters the
UK Weather Recordswith the "Highest 90-min total" rainfallat 117 mm. As of July 2006 this record remains.
* 14 August - The UK
Marine Broadcasting Offences Actdeclares participation in offshore pirate radioillegal.
* 2 September -
Paddy Roy Batesgains control of an off-shore platform off of Sussexand declares it to be the Principality of Sealand.
* 10 September - In
Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12,182 voters support union with Spain.
* 20 September - The "QE2" is launched at
Southamptonby Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, using the same pair of gold scissors used by her mother and grandmother to launch the "Queen Elizabeth" and "Queen Mary", respectively. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/20/newsid_3075000/3075555.stm|title="1967: Queen Elizabeth 2 takes to the waves", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 27 September - The "Queen Mary" arrives in
Southampton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
* 30 September -
BBC Radio 1is launched.
* 5 October - A Court in
Brightonis the first in the UK to decide a case by majority verdict (10 to 2) of the jury.
* 11 October - Prime Minister
Harold Wilsonwins a libel action against rock group " The Move" in the High Court after they depict him in the nude in promotional material for their record " Flowers in the Rain". [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/11/newsid_2542000/2542413.stm|title="1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 25 October - The
Abortion Act 1967, passes in the Parliament, legalising abortion.
* 30 October - British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of
Chinaand Hong Kongduring the Hong Kong Riots.
* 5 November - A Sunday evening express train from
Hastingsto Londonderails in the Hither Green rail crash, killing 49 people. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/5/newsid_3135000/3135762.stm|title="1967: Forty die in Hither Green rail crash", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 7 November - Boxer Henry Cooper becomes the first to win three
Lonsdale Belts outright.
* 18 November - movement of animals banned in England and Wales due to a
foot-and-mouth diseaseoutbreak. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/18/newsid_3191000/3191938.stm|title="1967: Moves to curb spread of foot-and-mouth", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 19 November - The UK pound is devalued from 1
GBP= 2.80 USDto 1 GBP = 2.40 USD. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/19/newsid_3208000/3208396.stm|title="1967: Wilson defends 'pound in your pocket'", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 27 November - Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into the
European Economic Communityagain. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/27/newsid_4187000/4187714.stm|title="1967: De Gaulle says 'non' to Britain - again", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 28 November - horse racing events called off due to the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/28/newsid_3244000/3244545.stm|title="1967: Racing is latest victim of foot-and-mouth", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 5 December -
The Beatlesopen the Apple Shop in London.
* 10 December -
Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, George Porterand the German Manfred Eigenwin the Nobel Prize in Chemistry"for their studies of extremely fast chemical reactions, effected by disturbing the equlibrium by means of very short pulses of energy". [cite web|url=http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1967/|title=The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* 11 December - The
Concorde, a supersonic aircraft, is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
* 12 December -
Rolling Stonesguitarist Brian Jones, 25, wins a High Court appeal against a nine-month prison sentence for possessing and using cannabis. He is instead fined £1,000 and put on probation for three years. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/12/newsid_3237000/3237849.stm|title="1967: Stones guitarist escapes jail for drugs", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
* Parker Morris Standards became mandatory for all housing built in
Boy's Own Paper", published since 1879, publishes its final issue.
Eel Pie IslandHotel is forced to close by the police.
* Ford announces the end of Anglia production and replaces it with an all-new car called the Escort, which like its predecessor will built at
Dagenhamand sold all over Europe.
* 12 October -
Desmond Morris' book " The Naked Ape". [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/12/newsid_3116000/3116329.stm|title="1967: The Naked Ape steps out", BBC On This Day|accessdate=2008-02-03]
Agatha Christie's novel " Endless Night".
January - April
* 2 January -
Helen Morgan, British field hockey goalkeeper
* 7 January -
Mark Lamarr, British comedian/TV and radio presenter
* 14 January -
Emily Watson, English actress
* 21 January -
Kathryn Johnson, British field hockey player
* 22 January
Nick Gillingham, British swimmer
Olivia d'Abo, English actress
* 14 February - Sir
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Greek-Cypriot-born entrepreneur, founder of easyJet
* 16 February -
Matthew Cottle, actor
* 23 February -
Tamsin Greig, actress
* 25 February -
Ed Balls, politician
* 11 March -
John Barrowman, Scottish-born actor
* 18 March -
Miki Berenyi, British lead singer of Lush
* 2 April -
Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
* 15 April -
Frankie Poullain, British bassist ( The Darkness)
* 22 April -
Sandra Douglas, British sprinter and Olympic medallist
* 26 April -
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, British actress
May - August
* 20 May -
Graham Brady, Conservative politician and MP for Altrincham and Sale West
* 27 May -
Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
* 29 May -
Noel Gallagher, British musician (Oasis)
* 21 June -
Tammy Miller, English field hockey player
* 3 July -
Katy Clark, Labour politician and trade union official, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran
* 12 July -
Kevin Painter, English darts player
* 18 July -
Paul Cornell, British television writer
* 19 July -
Rageh Omaar, broadcaster
* 22 July
Lauren Booth, British journalist
Monique Javer, English tennis player
* 15 August -
Tony Hand, Scottish ice hockey player
eptember - December
* 1 September -
Steve Pemberton, English comedy writer and performer (The League of Gentlemen)
* 5 September -
Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
* 7 September -
Toby Jones, British actor ("Infamous")
* 18 September -
Tara Fitzgerald, English actress
* 21 September -
Susie Dent, British lexicographer on "Countdown".
* 16 October -
Davina McCall, British TV presenter and UK Big Brother host
* 20 October -
Monica Ali, British nvelist
* 21 October -
Paul Ince, English footballer
* 26 October -
Douglas Alexander, Labour politician
* 30 October -
Gavin Rossdale, English musician
* 14 November -
Letitia Dean, British actress
* 24 November -
Shahid Malik, Labour politician
Greg Clark, Conservative politician and MP for Tunbridge Wells.
Anjem Choudary, British Islamic activist
Ivan Noble, British journalist (died 2005)
Jon Ronson, British journalist and radio presenter
* 4 January -
Donald Campbell, English water and land speed record seeker (born 1921)
* 3 February -
Joe Meek, record producer (born 1929)
* 4 February -
Albert Orsborn, the 6th General of The Salvation Army(born 1886)
* 8 February -
Victor Gollancz, British publisher (born 1893)
* 6 March -
John Haden Badley, English author (born 1865)
* 12 May -
John Masefield, English poet and novelist (born 1878)
* 3 June -
Arthur Ransome, author and journalist (born 1884)
* 7 July -
Vivien Leigh, English actress (born 1913)
* 13 July -
Tom Simpson, English road racing cyclist (born 1937)
* 21 July -
Basil Rathbone, actor (born 1892, Johannesburg)
* 9 August -
Joe Orton, English playwright (born 1933)
* 27 August -
Brian Epstein, English band manager ( The Beatles) (born 1934)
* 18 September -
John Cockcroft, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1897)
* 3 October -
Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (born 1895)
* 7 October -
Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize(born 1872)
* 8 October -
Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom(born 1893)
* 9 October -
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1897)
* 13 November -
Harriet Cohen, English pianist (born 1895)
* 26 December -
Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (born 1873)
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