Graduating Class of 1967

Bednarek Theodore

Bittner, Raymond

Borys, Valdemar

Buda, Thomas

Butka, Walter

Cherry, Dennis

Chrznowski, Daniel

Cosnek, David

Dombkowski, Daniel

Domiczek, Alex

Facione, Roger

Galazka, John

Genova, Thomas

Grayson, Richard

Grzesiowski, Richard

Gumul, Henry

Kachorek, Robert

Kowalski, Michael

Kowalski. Timothy

Krisak, Joseph

Kubasiak, Daniel

Kuczmanski, Charles

Kuzmeski, Charles

Mrozinski, Richard

Oczkowicz, Bruce

Piotrowski, Wayne

Przeslawski, Robert

Puza, Paul

Regan, James

Rozycki, Robert

Selinski, Will

Shaw, John

Siroskey, John

Sosnowski, Thomas

Stempin, Richard

Szczesny, John

Szepietowski, Stanley

Taperek, Robert

Tarnowski, Walter

Urbanek. Valentine

Wiklendt, William

Winowich, John

Wozniak, Stanley

Zak, Remigilius

Zulkiewski, Nicholas




What happened in 1967


Cost of Living 1967

How Much things cost in 1967
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 905
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 History$50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 3,840
Gallon of Petrol 5 shillings 2 pence or 27 new pence
MK II Ford Cortina 749




1967 the continued presence of American troops increased further and a total of 475,000 were serving in Vietnam and the peace rallies were multiplying as the number of protesters against the war increased. The Boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to be inducted into the US Army. In the middle east Israel also went to war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan in the six day war and when it was over Israel controlled and occupied a lot more territory than before the war. Once again in the summer cities throughout America exploded in rioting and looting the worst being in Detroit on July 23rd where 7000 national Guard were bought in to restore law and order on the streets. In England a new type of model became a fashion sensation by the name of Twiggy and mini skirts continued to get shorter and even more popular with a short lived fashion being paper clothing. Also during this year new Discotheques and singles bars appeared across cities around the world and the Beatles continued to reign supreme with the release of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band" album, and this year was also coined the summer of love when young teenagers got friendly and smoked pot and grooved to the music of "The Grateful Dead. Jefferson Airplane and The Byrds". The movie industry moved with the times and produced movies that would appeal to this younger audience including "The Graduate" Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke" . TV shows included "The Fugitive" and "The Monkees" and color television sets become popular as the price comes down and more programmes are made in color.






Israel --- Six Day War

Ÿ  Six Day War Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War when Arab forces were defeated and Israel took possession of additional territory

More Information and Timeline For The Six Day War
1. 1967
2. May 22nd and 23rd Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping
3. Israel declares any closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping considered an act of war
4. Six Day Starts on June 5th and ends on June 10th
5. June 5th Israel launches Operation Focus an opening air strike on airfields around the Sinai Peninsula at the start of the Six-Day War
6. June 5th Israeli aircraft destroy 338 Egyptian aircraft over 3/4 of the Egyptian Air Force on the ground
7. June 5th Attacks by Israeli aircraft on Syrian, and Iraqi fields result in similar results
8. June 6th Further attacks by Israeli aircraft on Jordanian airfields leave Israel guaranteed air superiority
9. June 6th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt,
10. June 6th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan,
11. June 6th Oil embargo is placed by Arab Countries involved in war on countries supporting Israel
12. June 9th to June 10th Using it's air superiority Israel troops take control of the Golan Heights from Syria.
13. June 11th Following success with the objectives Israel agrees to a cease fire.
14. Following Six Day War Egypt enforces an Egyptian blockade of the Suez Canal which lasted till June 5th 1975 making the Suez Canal closed to all shipping and trapping fourteen cargo ships known as "The Yellow Fleet" which remained trapped in the canal for over eight years
15. September 1st The Khartoum Resolution issued which effectively ends the oil embargo when Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya begin exporting oil to the west
Like many wars the rights and wrongs depend on those recording the details and The Six Day War is no different with two distinct views "Preemptive strike by Israel" or an "unprovoked attack" . But the one thing history can not dispute is the military success of the operation for the Third Arab-Israeli War.



United Kingdom -- Ariel-3 Satellite

Ariel-3, the first all-British made satellite, was launched into an orbit around the Earth during May. The satellite was launched with the help of NASA from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and it carried five experiments from British universities. The experiments measured atmospheric noise, high altitude oxygen levels, low frequency radiation, medium frequency waves, and electron density and temperature. After its launch it orbited the Earth every 95 minutes and relayed data back to the United Kingdom until 1970 when it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.




United States - Corporation for Public Broadcasting Created1. The Carnegie Commission on Educational Television is created in 1965. On January 26, 1967 they release their report which recommends the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
2. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was founded on
November 7, 1967 after the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act which was signed into law by US President Lyndon Johnson.
3. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was officially incorporated on
March 27, 1968.
4. Fred Rogers of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" gives his famous impassioned speech asking the government not to cut funding to public television to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications on
May 1, 1969.
5. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was established by the CPB on November 3,
1969 as a commercial-free non-profit organization that would showcase educational and high-quality television programming. PBS replaces its predecessor National Educational Television (NET) which was established in 1952.
6. The popular and acclaimed children's television show that aired on PBS, Sesame Street, debuts on
November 10, 1969.
7. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting also created National Public Radio (NPR) on February 26,
1970 and it first aired on April 20 of that year.
8. PBS officially began airing during
October of 1970.




United States --- Improved Car Safety Design

Ÿ  Following the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" puts pressure on the government and the automobile industry to improve safety in cars.

More Information and Timeline For Improved Safety In US Cars
1. 1965 Ralph Nader publishes his book "unsafe at any speed" detailing major safety design issues with American Cars
2. 1966 National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is passed
3. 1966 U.S. established the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) with automobile safety one of its purposes
4. 1966 GM President James Roche forced to appear before a United States Senate subcommittee of the Department of Transportation (DOT)
5. 1967 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) created
Due to the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" and a significant rise in the number of deaths caused by road traffic accidents the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gave the federal government rights to set and administer new safety standards for motor vehicles and road traffic safety, over the next few years these standards included head rests, energy-absorbing steering wheels, shatter-resistant windshields, and safety belts




South Africa -- Heart Transplant

The first successful human to human heart transplant takes place during December. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation on the 53-year-old patient Louis Washkansky. The operation took place at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The transplant was successful and Washkansky’s body did not reject the organ, although he did die just 18 days later due to double pneumonia brought on by the immunosuppressive drugs that he had to take. After the success, Barnard continued to perform successful heart transplants with the survival times of patients increasing gradually as technology advanced.



USA -- Loving v. Virginia

The arguments in the Loving v. Virginia case were argued at the US Supreme Court during April. The case centered on Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia that got married in Washington D.C. in the late 1950s. When they went back to Virginia they were charged with breaking the state’s law which banned interracial marriage and were jailed. The Lovings sued the state of Virginia and argued that the ban violated the Fourteenth Amendment and was unconstitutional. In June, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that state bans on interracial marriage were unconstitutional and that they were solely based on racial discrimination. The decision made interracial marriage legal throughout the United States.




United States - Thurgood Marshall Confirmed

Ÿ  Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court.

More Information for Thurgood Marshall
1. The United States Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice with a 69 to 11 vote during August
2. Marshall had been appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson during June of the same year.
3. Marshall had previously been known as the successful litigator in the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education.
4. He was later appointed by President Kennedy to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and then became Solicitor General under Johnson before being nominated as a Supreme Court Justice.
5. Thurgood Marshall remained on the Court for 24 years until his retirement in 1991.



United Kingom --- Pirate Radio Stations

Ÿ  The Marine, etc., Broadcasting (Offences) Act came into effect outlawing the Pirate Radio Stations who had gained a massive following among the youth.

More Information and Timeline For Pirate Radio Stations
1. 1964 March 24th Radio Caroline is the first Pirate Radio Station that starts broadcasting from MV Caroline off the Essex coast
2. 1964 Radio London starts broadcasting from MV Galaxy off the Essex coast
2. 1964 Radio London starts broadcasting from MV Galaxy off the Essex coast
3. 1967 Prior to the introduction of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act twenty-one pirate radio stations were broadcasting to an estimated daily audience of 10 to 15 million
4. 1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act came into effect outlawing the Pirate Radio Stations
5. 1967 Following the popularity of the Pirate Radio Stations with British teens and no rock music offerings from the BBC they re-organized BBC Radio offering into BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Webmasters note, Many of the mostly popular DJ's from the pirate radio stations joined the newly created BBC Radio 1 including Tony Blackburn, Emperor Rosko and Ed Stewart, The 1970s and 80s did see a resurgence of land based pirate radio and There are still more than 100 pirate radio stations operating in the UK mostly in inner city areas




United Kingdom -- SS Torrey Canyon Spill

The SS Torrey Canyon supertanker ran aground off the South of England March 18th causing a large oil spill and ecological disaster. The tanker ran aground between the Land’s End and Scilly Isles and leaked over 100,000 tons of crude oil into the sea. The oil reached the coasts of the Channel Islands and France and the oil slick spanned about 270 square miles. The spill was the worst in history at that time and prompted tighter international regulations for ships.



United States - Lunar Orbiter 3

Ÿ   NASA launches the Lunar Orbiter 3 Space Craft.

More Information for Lunar Orbiter 3
NASA launches the Lunar Orbiter 3 spacecraft during February . The main purpose of the Lunar Orbiter 3 mission was to photograph the surface of the Moon in order to find and analyze potential safe landing sites for future missions in the Surveyor and Apollo programs. The cone-shaped craft also measured radiation and micro-meteoroid impact. The mission lasted for a total of 264 days and it ended in October after taking 149 medium resolution and 477 high resolution photographs.



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