1967 in the United Kingdom

1967 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1967 in the United Kingdom.


*Monarch - HM Queen Elizabeth II
*Prime Minister - Harold Wilson, Labour Party



* 2 January - Veteran actor Charlie Chaplin opens his last film, "A Countess From Hong Kong", in England.
* 15 January - The United Kingdom enters the first round of negotiations for EEC membership in Rome.
* 16 January - Italy announces support for the United Kingdom's EEC membership.
* 18 January - Jeremy Thorpe becomes leader of the Liberal Party.
* 26 January - The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
* 27 January - The USA, Soviet Union and the UK sign the Outer Space Treaty.


* 6 February - Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an eight-day visit. He meets the Queen on 9 February.
* 7 February - The British National Front is founded by A. K. Chesterton.
* 12 February - Police raid 'Redlands', the Sussex home of Rolling Stones musician Keith Richards, following a tip-off from the "News of the World". No immediate arrests are made, but Richards, fellow band member Mick Jagger and art dealer Robert Fraser are later charged with possession of drugs.
* 25 February - Britain's second Polaris missile submarine, HMS "Renown", is launched.
* 27 February - The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.


* 1 March - The Queen Elizabeth Hall is opened in London.
* 4 March
** The first North Sea gas 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 Rangers become 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 End and 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 Hendrix sets 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 Aden due 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 1967 for United Kingdom.
* 13 April - Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.


* 2 May - Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership
* 3 May - A big gold robbery occurs in London.
* 11 May - The United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for European Economic Community membership.
* 14 May - The Roman Catholic Liverpool 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 Chichester arrives in Plymouth after completing his single-handed sailing voyage 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 Beatles release "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 Bank in Enfield.


* 1 July - The first colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2 for certain programmes. A full-colour service begins on BBC2 on 2 December.
* 4 July - Parliament decriminalizes male homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act 1967.
* 7 July - In the last amateur Wimbledon tennis tourney, Australian John Newcombe beats German Wilhelm P. Bungert to win the Gentlemen's Singles championship. The next day, American Billie Jean King beats Briton Ann Haydon Jones to win the Ladies' Singles championship. The matches are also the first to be broadcast in colour.
* 13 July - English road racing cyclist Tom Simpson dies of exhaustion on the slopes of Mont Ventoux during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.
* 18 July - The UK government announce the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the United States do not approve.
* 28 July - The British steel industry is nationalised.


* 5 August - Pink Floyd releases their debut album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".
* 8 August - Dunsop Valley enters the UK Weather Records with the "Highest 90-min total" rainfall at 117 mm. As of July 2006 this record remains.
* 14 August - The UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.


* 2 September - Paddy Roy Bates gains control of an off-shore platform off of Sussex and 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 Southampton by 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 1 is launched.


* 5 October - A Court in Brighton is the first in the UK to decide a case by majority verdict (10 to 2) of the jury.
* 11 October - Prime Minister Harold Wilson wins 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 China and Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Riots.


* 5 November - A Sunday evening express train from Hastings to London derails 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 disease outbreak. [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 USD to 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 Community again. [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 Beatles open the Apple Shop in London.
* 10 December - Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, George Porter and the German Manfred Eigen win 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 Stones guitarist 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 New Towns.
* "Boy's Own Paper", published since 1879, publishes its final issue.
* The Eel Pie Island Hotel 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 Dagenham and 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

Unknown dates

* 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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