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December 17th, 1967.

December 17th, 1967, was a Sunday. It was day 351 of 1967. The decade was the 1960s.

53 years, 7 months and 14 days have passed since December 17th, 1967.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 17th, 1967?

  • Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt goes missing while swimming at Cheviot Beach.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 1967.

  • United States: Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • United Kingdom: Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
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.
Gone with the Wind (reissue)

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Gone with the Wind (reissue)" was at the top of the box office on December 17th, 1967.

Take me back to December 17th, 1967!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 17th, 1967 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas season of 1967 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Daydream Believer by The Monkees is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hello Goodbye by The Beatles is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie Gone with the Wind (reissue) is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed 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 comedy-drama film called "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "Gilligan's Island".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Atom Ant", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "Cool McCool" and "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Army men and Major Matt Mason (action figure).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 17th, 1967.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • 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 in 1967?

    Who were the best football players in 1967?

    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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1967.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started 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.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 53 years, 7 months and 14 days have passed since December 17th, 1967.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1967.
  • Leap Year: 1967 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 17th, 1967, will be 53 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1967 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 17th, 1967.

  • November 26th, 1967: 462 are killed when floods hit Lisbon in Portugal.
  • November 29th, 1967: US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces that he will be resigning.
  • November 30th, 1967: Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh dies from a sudden illness at the age of 63.
  • December 10th, 1967: American singer Otis Redding dies in a plane crash in Monona, Wisconsin.
  • This date: December 17th, 1967
  • December 19th, 1967: Country Party leader John McEwen becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • January 10th, 1968: John Gorton becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • January 14th, 1968: The Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl II after defeating the Oakland Raiders at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
  • January 15th, 1968: 1968 Belice earthquake: An earthquake kills 231-400 people in Sicily, Italy.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 17th, 1967, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1967 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 17th, 1967 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on December 17th, 1967.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1967.

  • Spider-Man
  • Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
  • The Herculoids
  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Space Ghost
  • Cool McCool
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Milton the Monster
  • Atom Ant
  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1967.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1967.

  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Major Matt Mason (action figure)
  • Captain Action (action figure)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 17th, 1973 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 17th.

Pope Francis

Pope.
Born on December 17th, 1936
He turned 31 on this day in 1967.

Bill Pullman

Actor.
Born on December 17th, 1953
He turned 14 on this day in 1967.

Chuck Liddell

MMA fighter.
Born on December 17th, 1969
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Manny Pacquiao

Boxer.
Born on December 17th, 1978
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Chelsea Manning

Whistleblower.
Born on December 17th, 1987
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 17th, 1967.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 17th, 1967.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 17th, 1967 was most likely conceived around the 9th of March, 1967.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 17th, 1967 is close to the 25th of September, 1968.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 1967.

  • A total of 19,586 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,798 weeks have passed.
  • 1,692,226,800 seconds have passed since the December 17th, 1967.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,974,264,600 times.
  • Since December 17th, 1967, the earth has travelled approximately 873,189,028,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,037,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,531,505 steps. That's about 64,681 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,306,722 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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