Thursday, October 27, 2011

On this day....1967

Cost of Living 1967

Average Cost of new house    $14,250.00
Average Income per year $  7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent   $125.00
Gas per Gallon   33 cents
Average Cost of a new car   $2,750.00
Movie Ticket  $1.25
Polaroid Camera  $50.00
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour 

Popular Culture 1967

  • Monterey International Pop Music Festival in California features some of the 60's Icons including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Steve Miller Band, Simon & Garfunkel and the Grateful Dead 
  •  Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row. 
  • Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas 
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.
  • The Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" LP
  • The Beatles release the double A-sided single with Penny Lane on one side and "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the other side.
  • Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla
  • Premiere of the musical Hair 
  • Barbara Streisand performs in Central Park before 135,000
  • Otis Reading dies in a plane crash aged 26 
  • Carrol Shelby Mustang GT-500 Fastback was released    
Popular Films
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Casino Royale
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • To Sir, with Love
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Popular in Music
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Supremes
  • The Beatles
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Grateful Dead
  • The Monkees
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Bee Gees
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Cream
  • Pink Floyd
  • Moody Blues
  • David Bowie
Popular TV Programs
  • The Prisoner
  • The Forsyte Saga
  • Coronation Street
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Lucy Show
  • The Saint
  • Z-Cars
  • Doctor Who
  • General Hospital
  • Bewitched
  • Crossroads
  • Jeopardy!
  • Peyton Place
  • Top of the Pops
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Star Trek
  • The Monkees

People Born on October 27th....

 James Cook 1728
Nicola Paganini 1782
Theodore Roosevelt (U.S.) 1858
Emily Post 1872
Leif Erickson 1911
Dylan Thomas 1914
Teresa Wright 1918
Nanette Fabray 1920
Ralph Kiner (MLB) 1922
Roy Lichtenstein 1923
Ruby Dee 1924
Floyd Cramer 1933
John Cleese 1939
Lara Parker 1942
Lee (Melvin) Greenwood 1942
Carrie Snodgress 1946
Terry Anderson 1947
Jack Daniels (Highway 101) 1949
Garry Tallent (E Street Band) 1949
Fran Lebowitz 1950
Jayne Kennedy-Overton 1951
Roberto Benigni 1952
Peter Firth 1953
Robert Picardo 1953
Simon LeBon (Duran Duran) 1958
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) 1967 - Scott Weiland Official Store, Stone Temple Pilots Official Store

ME!!! 1967
Sean Holland 1968
Sheeri Rappaport 1977
Kelly Osbourne 1984



  1. Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope you are having an awesome day!

  2. Happy Birthday! Yah, I remember '67. 'Nuf said.

    Please, have a wonderful, ink-stained day.

  3. Happy Birthday,hope it's a wonderful day.
    I was 22 in 67 and had a 4 year old.How time does fly!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! hope your day is extra special! TFS

  5. Happy Birthday!!! I really enjoyed looking back at pop culture from 1967!!

  6. Very cute info! ;) happy Birthday to you!

  7. HAPPY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONI! Wishing you a day as special and wonderful as you are!

    Elaine Allen

    P.S. I was 13 in 1967

  8. Happy, happy birthday to you, Roni!! I hope your day has been wonderful!

  9. Happy Happy Birthday Roni!!!!!!
    Wow my daughter was 2yrs. old your day is extra special..cause you>>>> are..loves ya

  10. Happy Birthday Roni, you share your birthday with my sister.
    Hope you have a great day.

  11. Happy Birthday!!!


  12. YOu're so cute. Happy Birthday sweet lady.

  13. ahhh, you are just a babe in the woods!
    Happy Birthday!
    here is to many more!
    Sandra ltb

  14. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I was in high school in 1967...weird to think back that far!!

  15. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a fabulous day!!

  16. HB, RJ! Enjoy 44. I was there back in Y2K. I seemed so young then... xoxo

  17. Happy birthday! I'm making my mom a mini book of 1946 with all the news from her birthday and birthyear, she is turning 65 next month. It's so much fun to look at what happened back than!

  18. Happy Birthday Roni!

  19. Elizabeth DelValleOctober 28, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Best wishes for many, many more.

  20. Happy birthday Roni. May your day be filled with love, joy and surprises!

  21. I get my updates via email so I'm a day late. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (a small aside, Doctor Who popular in 1967, Doctor Who - one of my fav's, is popular again in 2011). Life if so constantly changing but continually stable all at the same time. :)

  22. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! thanks for the fun facts!! Paula A

  23. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! thanks for the fun facts!! Paula A

  24. Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!! I hope you get all you want today and enjoy it so much!!!

    Let's see...1967..hmmm, well those days were GREAT!!!

  25. hey - Happy Birthday! - Canada turned 100 on the day you were born and the World Expo was in Montreal Quebec - hope you had a great day :)

  26. Great post, didn't realise until the very end that it was your birthday, tehehe! Very Happy (belated ) Birthday!

  27. Happy belated birthday now...I want to add another movie to your list of those that came out in 1967. "Wait until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, and Richard Crenna. It is a good scary movie to watch in October!


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