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It Happened in 1967

There is nothing like looking back to years gone by and to reflect upon major newsworthy UK and world events.

Today we`ll take a short look at 1967

War

This was the year that the whole world witnessed the Six Day War between Arab Forces and Israel. The cause was the closure of the Straits of Tiran by President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Israel saw this as an act of war and used their air superiority to completely destroy the enemy in just 6 days.

Films

In cinema
, iconic films released included Jungle Book from Disney , The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft and You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery as the British spy James Bond a.k.a. 007.

Cost of Living

House prices
in Britain averaged £3840 and a gallon (8 pints) of petrol cost 5 shillings and 2 pence which is equivalent today to 27 pence.

Music

In the pop charts
, Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck and Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw became number one hits and Sandie Shaw also won the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Vienna) for the UK for the first time with the same song.

Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw


Born

Famous people born
this year included , Paul Gascoigne the footballer , Noel Gallagher the pop star and Ulrika Jonsson , the Swedish born UK television presenter to name a few

Politics: The Labour Government ruled with Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Jeremy Thorpe became leader of the Liberal Party.

Entertainment

Popular TV shows
included Coronation Street the British soap opera created by Granada Television , Z-Cars the police serial starring Detective Inspector Barlow played by Stratford Johns , Doctor Who the science fiction series featuring a Time Lord called Doctor Who played by William Hartnell and The Avengers with characters John Steed and Emma Peel played famously by Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg.

SPORT

In Football
, Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup Final 2-1 at Wembley on 20th May. It was dubbed the Cockney Cup Final because it was the first ever cup final contested between two London clubs. Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul scored for Spurs with Bobby Tambling scoring the consolation for Chelsea. The First Division League Title went to Manchester United

In Rugby Union , France win the title 5 Nations Title after defeating Ireland 11-6 in Dublin and England lost 34 - 21 in Cardiff

In Horseracing , the Aintree Grand National was won by 100-1 outsider Irish racehorse Foinavon. The horse was not expected to fare well to such an extent that the trainer and owner did not even attend the race. On the second circuit of the race with only 28 horses out of 44 starters remaining , and Foinavon in 22nd place a big pile up occurred at the 23rd fence - the one just after Becher`s Brook. With most of the leaders falling or being pulled up , somehow Foinavon ridden by John Buckingham found a gap to clear the fence and go on to the winning line as Honey End the race favourite tried unsuccessfully to catch up. In 1984 the 23rd fence was named Foinavon

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