May 23, 1967

May 23, 1967, was a Tuesday. It was 57 years, 1 month, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 23, 1967, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals
  • United Kingdom: "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 1967

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Groovin' - The Young Rascals
  • The Happening - The Supremes
  • Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  • Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Casino Royale".


This date occurred 20,870 days ago. Approximately 696 months have passed. It was the 143rd day of 1967, in week 21. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on May 23, 1967, are now 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 232 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 23, 1967

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 1967, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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 "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals is at the top of the singles charts, while "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes 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.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", and "Gilligan's Island". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "The King Kong Show", and "The Monkees". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, Ken (doll), Operation, and Twister mat.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 23, 1967.

  • 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.
  • May 12, 1967: English rock band Procol Harum release their song "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
  • May 20, 1967: FA Cup Final 1967: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Chelsea 2-1.
  • This date: May 23, 1967
  • 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.
  • June 12, 1967: The US Supreme Court declares that all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage are unconstitutional.
  • June 14, 1967: California legalizes abortion in certain circumstances.
  • June 16, 1967: The "Summer of Love": The Monterey International Pop Festival begins in Monterey, California.
  • June 17, 1967:
    • China announces that it has successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb.
    • The Beatles singer Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took the drug LSD.
  • June 20, 1967: Boxer Muhammad Ali is found guilty of violating the Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 1967, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1967 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23, 1967 falls under the Deer.
  • 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

Television shows in May 1967

In May 1967, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1967.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
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
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1967

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1967

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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)
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 23, 1967?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1967.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 23, 1973, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He turned 59 on this day in 1967.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 17 on this day in 1967.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Born on May 23, 1958
He turned 9 on this day in 1967.

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Born on May 23, 1965
She turned 2 on this day in 1967.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.


US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 23, 1967.


UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23, 1967 was most likely conceived around August 30, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 1967 is close to February 13, 1968.

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Stats for May 23, 1967


Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 1967:

  • 20,870 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,981 weeks have passed.
  • 1,803,168,000 seconds have passed since May 23, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,103,696,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 930,434,688,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,528,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 155,072,448 steps. That's roughly 68,921 miles.
  • 21,638,016 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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