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June 20, 1967

June 20, 1967, was a Tuesday. It was 56 years, 9 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on June 20, 1967:

  • Boxer Muhammad Ali is found guilty of violating the Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War.
Birthdays

Born on June 20, 1967

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 20, 1967:

  • United States: "Groovin'" by Young Rascals
  • United Kingdom: "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 20, 1967

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Groovin' - The Young Rascals
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles
  • Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
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.
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Thoroughly Modern Millie".

Facts

This date was 20,754 days ago. Approximately 692 months have passed. It was the 171st day of 1967, in week 25. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 56 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 231 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 20, 1967

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, June 20, 1967. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1967 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Groovin'" by Young Rascals is at the top of the singles charts, while "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie 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. A war film called "The Dirty Dozen" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment.

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?", "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Dark Shadows". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "JOT the Dot", "Space Ghost", and "The Monkees".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Scalextric, and Best of the West (action figures).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 20, 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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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 20, 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 U.S. Supreme Court declares all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be 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.
  • This date: June 20, 1967
  • June 29, 1967:
    • 34-year-old American actress Jayne Mansfield dies in a car accident in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • The Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are sentenced to prison time on drug charges.
  • July 4, 1967: The United Kingdom decriminalizes homosexuality.
  • July 12, 1967: A race riot breaks out in Newark, New Jersey.
  • July 14, 1967: The Bee Gees release their first international album.
  • July 17, 1967: Race riots break out in Cairo, Illinois.
  • July 19, 1967: 79 people die after Piedmont Airlines Flight 22 collides with a small plane over Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 20, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 20, 1967 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 20, 1967

People in June 1967 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from June 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 June 20, 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:

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
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

Were you born on June 20, 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 June 20, 1973, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 20.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Singer
Born on June 20, 1949
He turned 18 on this day in 1967.

John Goodman

John Goodman

Actor
Born on June 20, 1952
He turned 15 on this day in 1967.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

Soccer player
Born on June 20, 1978
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on June 20, 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 June 20, 1967 was most likely conceived around September 27, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 20, 1967 is close to March 12, 1968.

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Stats for June 20, 1967

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 20, 1967:

  • 20,754 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,964 weeks have passed.
  • 1,793,145,600 seconds have passed since June 20, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,092,003,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 925,263,129,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 298,857,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 154,210,522 steps. That's roughly 68,538 miles.
  • 21,517,747 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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