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May 26th, 1967

May 26th, 1967, was a Friday. It was Day 146 of 1967. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

56 years and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1967.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

Events that occurred.

Notable events that occurred on May 26th, 1967.

  • The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released by The Beatles.
Song charts

Popular songs.

On May 26th, 1967, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The record charts on May 26th, 1967.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • 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 hits 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 date was "Casino Royale".

Take me back to May 26th, 1967!

Let's go back in time!

The date is May 26th, 1967, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1967 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Groovin' by The Young Rascals is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes is the number-one hit song.

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".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Top Cat", "Thunderbirds", and "Star Trek: The Original Series". Popular toys at the moment include Barbie, the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and Captain Action (action figure).

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26th, 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.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 56 years and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1967.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1967.
  • Leap Year: 1967 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on May 26th, 1967, are now 56 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1967 belong to the Generation X generation.

Personality traits.

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Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to May 26th, 1967.

  • April 28th, 1967: Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
  • April 29th, 1967: Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title after refusing military service.
  • April 29th, 1967: Aretha Franklin releases the song "Respect".
  • May 1st, 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
  • May 5th, 1967: The Kinks release their song "Waterloo Sunset".
  • May 8th, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • May 10th, 1967: The Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear in court charged with drug offences.
  • May 12th, 1967: English rock band Procol Harum release their song "A Whiter Shade of Pale".
  • May 20th, 1967: FA Cup Final 1967: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Chelsea 2-1.
  • May 25th, 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.
  • This date: May 26th, 1967
  • June 4th, 1967: Stockport air disaster: 72 people die after a passenger aircraft crashes near the center of Stockport in England.
  • June 5th, 1967: Mass murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death.
  • June 5th, 1967: Six-Day War: Israel launches a surprise attack against Egypt in response to its mobilization of forces on the Israeli border.
  • June 7th, 1967: Six-Day War: Israel takes full control of the city of Jerusalem.
  • June 8th, 1967: 34 crew members are killed after Israeli forces mistakenly attack the USS Liberty.
  • June 9th, 1967: Six Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights in Syria.
  • June 10th, 1967: The Six Day War comes to an end after Israel and Syria agree to a ceasefire.
  • June 11th, 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 12th, 1967: The U.S. Supreme Court declares all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • June 14th, 1967: California legalizes abortion in certain circumstances.
  • June 16th, 1967: The "Summer of Love": The Monterey International Pop Festival begins in Monterey, California.
  • June 17th, 1967: China announces that it has successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb.
  • June 17th, 1967: The Beatles singer Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took the drug LSD.
  • June 20th, 1967: Boxer Muhammad Ali is found guilty of violating the Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26th, 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.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1967.

Television shows that people were watching in May 1967.

TV shows from May, 1967.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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 26th, 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

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

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1967.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

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

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Were you born on this date?

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.

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Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26th.

John Wayne

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 26th, 1907
He turned 60 on this day in 1967.

Miles Davis

Musician. Deceased
Born on May 26th, 1926
He turned 41 on this day in 1967.

Jeremy Corbyn

British politician.
Born on May 26th, 1949
He turned 18 on this day in 1967.

Lenny Kravitz

Singer.
Born on May 26th, 1964
He turned 3 on this day in 1967.

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 26th, 1979
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality.
Born on May 26th, 1987
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 26th, 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.

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Stats for May 26th, 1967

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1967.

  • A total of 20,466 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,923 weeks have passed.
  • 1,768,262,400 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,062,972,800 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1967, the Earth has travelled approximately 912,423,398,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 294,710,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,070,566 steps. That's about 67,587 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,219,149 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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