The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Associated Press Athlete of 1967: Carl Yastrzemski, Major League Baseball and Billie Jean King, Tennis
Professional Sports 1967
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox Series: 4-3. MVP pitcher Bob Gibson of St. Louis.
NFL Championship: On New Years Eve, December 31, 1967 the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-17. This is perhaps the most famous football game in history. Before "wind chill factors" the temperature at Lambeau Field was -13 degrees. The Ice Bowl ended with a last minute quarterback sneak by Bart Starr and the key block by lineman Jerry Kramer.
Super Bowl II - The Green Bay Packers won 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders. After the game, Packer head coach Vince Lombardi, who in nine years had won 5 championships and the first two Super Bowls, announced his retirement as head coach of the Packers. He stayed on as general manager until his health further deteriorated.
AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Francisco Warriors Series: 4-2
Wilt Chamberlain has an up and down year for the 76ers.. He broke the NBA record with 35th consecutive field goals then set the NBA record of 41 rebounds, he went on to break the NBA record of 22 missed free throws in a row.
Muhammad Ali is stripped of his World Heavyweight Champion titles and banned from boxing for his refusal to be inducted into the United States Army as a conscientious objector. His draft board agreed but the Justice Department went ahead to seek a conviction. In 20 minutes an all white jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison. He appealed and in 1971 the Supreme Court in an 8 - 0 decision overturned his conviction.
NHL - Hockey
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-2
The Masters - Gay Brewer
US Open - Jack Nicklaus
US Women's Open - Catherine Lacoste
College Sports 1967
Heisman Trophy: Gary Beban, UCLA, QB points: 1,968
NCAA Football: USC - Record: 10-1-0
ORANGE BOWL: Oklahoma 26 vs Tennessee Volunteers 24
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 79-64 over Dayton. This would be the first of an unprecedented seven consecutive titles for the Bruins
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The Sixties through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
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