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October 5, 1967

October 5, 1967, was a Thursday. It was 56 years, 8 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 5, 1967

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 5, 1967:

  • United States: "The Letter" by The Box Tops
  • United Kingdom: "The Last Waltz" by Engelbert Humperdinck

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 5, 1967

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

  • The Letter - The Box Tops
  • Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
  • Never My Love - The Association
  • Come Back When You Grow Up - Bobby Vee And The Strangers
  • Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes
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.
To Sir, with Love

Top movie at the box office

The movie "To Sir, with Love" was at the top of the box office on October 5, 1967.

Facts

This date occurred 20,708 days ago. Approximately 690 months have passed. It was the 278th day of 1967, in week 40. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on October 5, 1967, are now 56 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 230 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 5, 1967

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is October 5, 1967, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "The Letter" by The Box Tops is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Last Waltz" by Engelbert Humperdinck is the number-one song in the UK. 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", "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "I Dream of Jeannie". 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 "Heckle and Jeckle", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "Space Ghost", and "The King Kong Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Captain Action (action figure), Suzy Homemaker, and Best of the West (action figures).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 5, 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 5, 1967.

  • September 7, 1967: The first episode of "The Flying Nun" is aired on television.
  • September 10, 1967: Gibraltar votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom.
  • This date: October 5, 1967
  • October 8, 1967: Che Guevara is captured in Bolivia.
  • October 9, 1967: Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is executed.
  • October 12, 1967: Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Boston Red Sox by 4-3 to win the 1967 World Series.
  • October 18, 1967: Disney releases the animated film "The Jungle Book".
  • October 22, 1967: Golf: The United States wins the 1967 Ryder Cup at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
  • October 28, 1967: Black Panthers founder Huey Newton is charged with the murder of Oakland police officer John Frey.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 5, 1967, will have the star sign Libra.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 5, 1967 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1967

Television shows that people were watching in October 1967:

TV shows from October 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1967

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

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Aquaman
Aquaman
The Herculoids
The Herculoids

Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
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
Toys

Toys in 1967

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 October 5, 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 October 5, 1973, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 5.

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

Singer
Born on October 5, 1951
He turned 16 on this day in 1967.

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Actor / Comedian Deceased
Born on October 5, 1957
He turned 10 on this day in 1967.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist
Born on October 5, 1958
He turned 9 on this day in 1967.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Actress
Born on October 5, 1975
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Actor
Born on October 5, 1983
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Girls Aloud
Born on October 5, 1985
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 5, 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 October 5, 1967 was most likely conceived around January 12, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 5, 1967 is close to June 27, 1968.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 5, 1967:

  • 20,708 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,958 weeks have passed.
  • 1,789,171,200 seconds have passed since October 5, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,087,366,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 923,212,339,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 298,195,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 153,868,723 steps. That's roughly 68,386 miles.
  • 21,470,054 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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