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  Timeline: 1967  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1967 Milan-San Remo Eddy Merckx (Bel) 288 km
April 2, 1967 Tour of Flanders Dino Zandegu (Ita) 245 km
April 9, 1967 Paris-Roubaix Jan Janssen (Hol) 263 km
May 1, 1967 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Walter Godefroot (Bel) 256 km
April 27-May 14, 1967 Vuelta a Espana Jan Janssen (Hol) 18 Stages, 2,941 km
May 18-June 9, 1967 Giro d'Italia Gianni Motta (Ita) 22 Stages, 3,976 km
June 29-July 23, 1967 Tour de France Roger Pingeon (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,780 km
September 3, 1967 World Championships Eddy Merckx (Bel) Heerlen, Holland 265.2 km

October 21, 1967

Giro di Lombardia Franco Bitossi (Ita) Milan-Como, 266 km

•  Super Bowl - 1967 marked the first American Football Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers became the first AFL vs. NFL championship game.

•  Space - the Apollo 1 crew, Ed White, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, and Roger Chaffee died in a training accident.

•  Tour de France -Stage 13, July 13th British cycling star Tom Simpson collapsed on the climb of Mont Ventoux (1.5km from the summit) and died hours later.

•  Boxing - Muhammad Ali refused military duty after being drafted April 28, 1967.

•  England - June 27, 1967, the first Automatic Cash Machine was installed at the Barclay's Bank in Enfield, England.

Notable Deaths -
* World Road Race Champion: Tom Simpson (GBr), 1937-1967, Stage 13, July 13th British cycling star collapsed on the climb of Mont Ventoux (1.5km from the summit) and died hours later. He was the World Champion in 1965.

Scrooge McDuck, 1867-1967, cartoons billionaire businessduck created by Carl Banks in 1947 for Walt Disney Corp. Che Guevara, 1928-1967, revolutionary guerilla leader helped Castro take control of Cuba in 1959. He was captured while staging a new revolution in Bolivia and executed by the Bolivian government in 1967.

 

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