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May 12, 1967

May 12, 1967, was a Friday. It was 57 years and 2 months ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on May 12, 1967?

  • English rock band Procol Harum release their song "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 12, 1967:

  • United States: "The Happening" by The Supremes
  • United Kingdom: "Puppet On A String" by Sandie Shaw

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 12, 1967

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
  • The Happening - The Supremes
  • Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  • A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
Play the top songs from 1967
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1967. Take a trip back to the days of The The Beatles, The Monkees, The Supremes, Scott McKenzie and The Box Tops.
Casino Royale

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Casino Royale" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 20,881 days ago. Approximately 696 months have passed. It was the 132nd day of 1967, in week 19. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 232 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 12, 1967

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, May 12, 1967. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1967 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "The Happening" by The Supremes is at the top of the singles charts, while "Puppet On A String" by Sandie Shaw is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Casino Royale is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid-back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottom jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits, and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. It's 1967, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Procol Harum, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Doors, Lulu and The Association.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jayne Mansfield, Che Guevara, Otis Redding, and Martin Luther King would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Danger Man", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "I Dream of Jeannie". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "Top Cat", and "Atom Ant".

Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and Lite-Brite.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 12, 1967.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors, and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is ongoing

    During 1967, the USA continued to expand its presence in Vietnam. By the end of the year, troop numbers had increased from 385,300 to 485,600. Casualties of US military personnel also nearly doubled during this time frame. As the year wore on, public opinion polls in America showed that the war was becoming unpopular and that people wanted US troops to pull out.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1967?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1967?

    The best NBA players in 1967 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1967, the best soccer players were Flórián Albert, Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Johnstone, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusébio, Tommy Gemmell, Gerd Müller, George Best and Igor Chislenko.
  • In the Heat of the Night.

    In the Heat of the Night

    "In the Heat of the Night" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1967.
  • The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up, and Away"

    The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up, and Away"

    "Up, Up, and Away" by The 5th Dimension won a Grammy for 1967's Song of the Year.
  • 1967 in music.

    1967 in music

    The Billboard Charts in 1967 were dominated by The Monkees, The Turtles, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, The Young Rascals, The Association, Lulu, Box Tops, Bobbie Gentry and The Beatles.
  • 1967 in movies.

    1967 in movies

    Movies released in 1967 included The Graduate, The Jungle Book, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Bonnie and Clyde, The Dirty Dozen, Valley of the Dolls, You Only Live Twice, "To Sir, with Love", Thoroughly Modern Millie, Camelot, Cool Hand Luke and Casino Royale.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson.

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1967.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.
  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 12, 1967.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 12, 1967.

  • April 21, 1967: Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship.
  • April 24, 1967: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies after his spacecraft fails to deploy its parachute during its descent back to earth.
  • April 28, 1967: Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
  • April 29, 1967:
    • Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title after refusing military service.
    • Aretha Franklin releases the song "Respect".
  • May 1, 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
  • May 5, 1967: The Kinks release their song "Waterloo Sunset".
  • May 8, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • May 10, 1967: The Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear in court charged with drug offences.
  • This date: May 12, 1967
  • May 20, 1967: FA Cup Final 1967: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Chelsea 2-1.
  • May 25, 1967: Football: Celtic win the European Cup when a late 84th minute goal from Thomas Chalmers helps them secure a 2-1 victory over Internazionale.
  • May 26, 1967: The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
  • June 4, 1967: Stockport air disaster: 72 people die after a passenger aircraft crashes near the center of Stockport in England.
  • June 5, 1967:
    • Mass murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death.
    • Six-Day War: Israel launches a surprise attack against Egypt in response to its mobilization of forces on the Israeli border.
  • June 7, 1967: Six-Day War: Israel takes full control of the city of Jerusalem.
  • June 8, 1967: 34 crew members are killed after Israeli forces mistakenly attack the USS Liberty.
  • June 9, 1967: Six Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights in Syria.
  • June 10, 1967: The Six Day War comes to an end after Israel and Syria agree to a ceasefire.
  • June 11, 1967: A series of race riots begin in Tampa, Florida, after the police kill an African American man whom they suspected of robbing a warehouse.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12, 1967, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1967 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12, 1967 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 12, 1967

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 12, 1967:

TV shows from May 1967.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Batman
Batman
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1967

1968 saw the introduction of cars such as the AMC Rebel, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Thunderbird (fifth generation), the Pontiac Firebird, the Citroën Dyane, and the Toyota HiAce.

Cars in 1967.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 12, 1967

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1967:

The Monkees
The Monkees
The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Cool McCool
Cool McCool
Space Ghost
Space Ghost
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot
Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster
Atom Ant
Atom Ant
Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds
Underdog
Underdog
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1967

Toys and games that were popular in 1967:

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Operation
Operation
Scalextric
Scalextric
Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Army men
Army men

Were you born on May 12, 1967?

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Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 12.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Historical figure Deceased
Born on May 12, 1820
She was not alive on this date.

George Carlin

George Carlin

Stand-up comedian Deceased
Born on May 12, 1937
He turned 30 on this day in 1967.

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

Skateboarder
Born on May 12, 1968
He was born exactly one year after this date.

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu

Rugby player Deceased
Born on May 12, 1975
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

UK Prime Minister
Born on May 12, 1980
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Rami Malek

Rami Malek

Actor
Born on May 12, 1981
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Marcelo

Marcelo

Brazilian soccer player
Born on May 12, 1988
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Etika

Etika

American YouTuber Deceased
Born on May 12, 1990
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Sawyer Sweeten

Sawyer Sweeten

Child actor Deceased
Born on May 12, 1995
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 12, 1967.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 12, 1967 was most likely conceived around August 19, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12, 1967 is close to February 2, 1968.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 12, 1967:

  • 20,881 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,983 weeks have passed.
  • 1,804,118,400 seconds have passed since May 12, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,104,804,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 930,925,094,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,686,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 155,154,182 steps. That's roughly 68,957 miles.
  • 21,649,421 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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