November 22 – JFK assassinated in Dallas, Texas; LBJ sworn in.
November 24- LBJ escalates the Vietnam War.
November 29 – Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” released.
February 9 – Beatles first appear on Ed Sullivan Show, seventy-four million people watch.
July 2 – LBJ signs US Civil Rights Act; public facilities opened to all.
August – Beatles first U.S. tour; twenty-five North American cities.
August 28 – Race riots in Philadelphia.
February 8 – U.S. starts bombing North Vietnam.
March 3 – Owsley Stanley starts LSD factory, making large quantities of acid available for the first time.
March 6 – First American soldier officially sets foot on Vietnam battlefields.
March 7 – Alabama state troopers attack 525 civil rights workers as they prepare to march.
March 24- SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) organizes first Vietnam teach-in at U of Michigan, three thousand attend.
March 25 – Civil rights worker shot and killed by KKK in Alabama.
April 17 – SDS leads first anti-Vietnam War march in Washington, D.C.; twenty-five thousand attend
July 28 – LBJ sends fifty thousand more troops to Vietnam.
August 11 -- Major race riot (six days) in Watts, California, leaves thirty-five dead.
January 21 – First light show, Grateful Dead, ten thousand people in San Francisco.
August 5 – John Lennon says Beatles more popular than Jesus.
January 14 – Gathering of the Tribes, First Human Be-In, twenty to fifty thousand attend in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
February – Twenty-five thousand troops sent to Cambodian border.
April 5 – Gray Line starts hippie tours of Haight-Ashbury.
April 15 –Anti-Vietnam War protest; four hundred thousand march from Central Park to U.N.
May 19 – First U.S. air strike on Hanoi
June 25 – Beatle song, “All You Need Is Love” debuts on TV; one hundred thousand flower children now in the Haight-Ashbury area.
July – Summer of rioting in the U.S.; Blacks take to the streets in Chicago, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and Baltimore.
July 11 – Newark riots start long hot summer.
July 24 – Forty-three die in Detroit rioting; worst in U.S. history.
October 8 – Che Guevara killed in Bolivia by U.S.–trained troops.
October 20 – Seven KKK members convicted of conspiracy in 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.
October 21-22 – Antiwar protesters storm the Pentagon.
December – Four hundred eighty-six thousand American troops in Vietnam; of the fifteen thousand killed to date, 60 percent died in 1967.
January 21 - Battle of Khe Sanh begins; five thousand Marines isolated and under attack by twenty thousand North Vietnamese troops.
January 23 – USS Pueblo seized by North Korea.
January 31 – Viet Cong launch Tet Offensive, a massive twenty-five-day assault throughout South Vietnam, surprising the U.S. forces by its size and scope. Antiwar sentiment in the U.S. increases.
March 9 – General William Westmoreland requests 206,000 more troops for Vietnam.
March 16 – My Lai massacre - Two to five hundred Vietnamese villagers killed by U.S. troops under direction of Lt. William Calley.
April 4 – Martin Luther King shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
April 6 – Oakland Police ambush Black Panthers.
April 23 – SDS leads students, take over five buildings at Colombia University for a week.
April 26 – Two hundred thousand students boycott classes to protest war.
June 5 – Bobby Kennedy assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.
August 1 – Five hundred forty-one thousand U.S. troops in Vietnam.
August 25-29 – Democratic Convention in Chicago. Demonstrations and police riot; ten thousand demonstrators vs. eleven thousand Chicago police; six thousand National Guard; seven thousand U.S. army troops and one thousand FBI, CIA, and other services' agents.
February 11 – Two hundred students smash computers with axes and set computer center on fire at St. George Williams College in Montreal.