March 31: Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar for the first time at London's Astoria Theatre. He is sent to the hospital afterwards for burns on his hands. May 1: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu.
May 12: At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert. June 1: The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
October 17: The musical Hair opens at the Anspacher Theater on Broadway. October 14: Vietnam War: Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested in a blockade of the military induction center in Oakland, California. "Blowing in the Wind" What movie was this song from????
January 18: Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler," is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life in prison. Albert DeSalvo was considered the Boston Strangler, responsible for killing 13 women, but he was never charged. The Boston Strangler was an alleged serial killer in Boston, Massachusetts between June 14, 19XX, and January 4, 19XX, when thirteen single women between the ages of 19 and 85 were murdered in the Boston area. They were murdered in their own apartments, with no signs of forced entry. After a sexual assault they were strangled with their own clothing.
July 23: 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed, 342 injured and ~1,400 buildings burned). Death Toll Over the period of five days, 43 people died, of whom 33 were black. The other damages: 467 injured: 182 civilians, 167 Detroit police officers, 83 Detroit firefighters, 17 National Guard troops, 16 State Police officers, 3 U.S. Army soldiers. 7231 arrested: 6528 adults, 703 juveniles; the youngest, 4, the oldest, 82. Half of those arrested had no criminal record. 2509 stores looted or burnt, 388 families rendered homeless or displaced and 412 buildings burnt or damaged enough to be demolished. Dollar losses from arson and looting ranged from $40 million to $80 million.
January 27: More than 60 nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space. March 9: Josef Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva (aka Lana Peters) defects to the United States. Stalin was the brutal dictator of the Soviet Union
August 30: Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the 1 st African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. June 12: Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data). Was a Russian probe in the Soviet Venera program for the exploration of Venus.
December 4: Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta (235 of the 300-strong Viet Cong battalion were killed). November 29: Vietnam War: US Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara announces his resignation. 8th Secretary of Defense His middle name was Strange, his mother's maiden name.
January 15: Super Bowl I is played -- The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. February 2: The American Basketball Association (1967-1977) is formed. Founded by sports promoter Dennis Murphy and a group of investors, as a competitor of the NBA. It spanned nine seasons and a countless number of franchises before merging with the NBA.
April 29: After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title. Fun Quotes: "I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived "I'm not the greatest. I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round. I'm the boldest, the prettiest, the most superior, most scientific, most skillfullest fighter in the ring today "It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am"