A Trip Back In Time – Dekalb Illinois 1967

Dekalb Illinois 1967

Every once and a while we come across one of those treasures that we just have to share with all of you. The below video is one of those treasures. Take a trip back in time to Dekalb Illinois 1967. In 1967;

  • Lyndon B. Johnson was president
  • Hubert Humphrey was vice-president
  • The Doors’ self-titled debut album is released
  • Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
  • Super Bowl I: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10
  • Apollo 1: U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo spacecraft
  • Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury
  • The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City
  • The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
  • An outbreak of tornadoes strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured).
  • In Houston, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
  • Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas
  • Four hundred students seize the administration building at Cheney State College
  • Murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death in the electric chair for killing eight student nurses in Chicago.
  • Blonde Bombshell Jayne Mansfield, and two others die in an automobile crash near Slidell, Louisiana
  • The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
  • 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
  • Joni Eareckson breaks her neck in a diving accident, becoming a quadriplegic. This leads to her starting ‘Joni and Friends’, a ministry for disabled people
  • The People’s Republic of China announces that it has shot down United States planes violating its airspace
  • Jimi Hendrix’s debut album Are You Experienced is released in the United States
  • Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show, when Morrison sings the word “higher” from their #1 hit “Light My Fire”, despite having been asked not to
  • U.S. Navy pilot John McCain is shot down over North Vietnam and made a POW. His capture will be announced in the NY Times and Washington Post two days later.

Produced by Clark Cryor.

Thanks to Gary Hiland for the original transfer to video from 16mm film

This and other videos can be found at DeKalbVideoProds

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