October 5th, 1967, was a Thursday. It was Day 278 of 1967. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
55 years, 8 months, and 4 days have passed since October 5th, 1967.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 5th, 1967.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "To Sir, with Love" was at the top of the box office on October 5th, 1967.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is October 5th, 1967, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. There is also a fresh, earthy scent in the air. In America, the song The Letter by The Box Tops is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Last Waltz by Engelbert Humperdinck is the number-one hit song.
Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie To Sir, with Love 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", "Danger Man", "Gilligan's Island", and "Batman".
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 Che Guevara, Otis Redding, Martin Luther King, and Helen Keller would all still be alive.
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Gumby Show", "Heckle and Jeckle", and "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio". Children are playing with toys such as Troll doll, the Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, and Major Matt Mason (action figure).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 5th, 1967.
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.
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 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.
Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
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.
The best NBA players in 1967 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1967.
"Up, Up, and Away" by The 5th Dimension won a Grammy for 1967's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1967.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
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.
A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in October 1967.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
Live action television series starring Adam West.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1967.
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
Milton the Monster
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1967.
Best of the West (action figures)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)
Barrel of Monkeys
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1967.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 5th, 1967.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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