January 10, 2009

The Way We Were

1967 was a quieter, simpler time.  Ah, do you remember these?

President:
Vice President:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Hubert H. Humphrey
Population:
Life expectancy:
198,712,056
70.5 years 
Dow-Jones 
High:
Low: 
 

943
786
Federal spending:
Federal Debt:
Inflation:
Consumer Price Index:
Unemployment:
$157.46 billion
$340.4 billion
2.8%
33.4
3.8%
Cost of a new home: $24,600.00
Most popular car in 1967:
1967 Price Tag:
Chevrolet Impala
$2,720.00
Avg. Household Income: $7,143.00
Cost of first class stamp: $0.05
Cost of a gallon of gas: $0.33
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.49
Cost of a gallon of milk: $1.03

Keep in mind that these prices are the national average, and not necessarily prices we, in Winchester, Indiana, had to pay.

1967 Billboard Top 10 Hits:
1. Little Bit O' Soul - The Music Explosion
2. Letter, The - The Box Tops
3. Happy Together - The Turtles
4. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
5. Windy - The Association
6. Respect - Aretha Franklin
7. Incense & Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
8. I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James And The Shondells
9. Groovin' - The Young Rascals
10. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
Top grossing movies in 1967:
The Jungle Book  $141,843,612
The Graduate  $104,397,102
Born Losers  $36,000,000
I AM Curious  $20,238,100 

Other movies released in 1967:
A Fistful of Dollars
Accident
Barefoot in the Park
Bonnie and Clyde
Cool Hand Luke
El Dorado
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
In Cold Blood
In the Heat of the Night
Reflections in a Golden Eye
The Dirty Dozen
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Night of the Generals
The War Wagon
Two for the Road

Top 20 TV Shows in 1967:
1.  The Andy Griffith Show
2.  The Lucy Show
3.  Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
4.  Gunsmoke
5.  Family Affair
6.  Bonanza
7.  The Red Skelton Hour
8.  The Dean Martin Show
9.  The Jackie Gleason Show
10.  Saturday Night at the Movies
11.  Bewitched
12.  The Beverly Hillbillies
13.  The Ed Sullivan Show
14.  The Virginian
15.  The CBS Friday Night Movie
16.  Green Acres
17.  The Lawrence Welk Show
18.  Smothers Brothers
19.  Gentle Ben
20.  Tuesday Night at the Movies 
FOOTBALL
Superbowl II:
Pro MVP:
College Football:
Heisman Trophy:
Rose Bowl:
Orange Bowl:
Cotton Bowl:
Sugar Bowl:

Green Bay 33 - Oakland 14
Johnny Unitas, Baltimore, QB
USC
Gary Beban, UCLA, QB
USC 14 - Indiana 3
Oklahoma 26 - Tennessee 24
Texas A&M 20 - Alabama 16
LSU 20 - Wyoming 13
BASKETBALL
NBA Championship:
NBA MVP:
NCAA National Champions:

Philadelphia (4) - San Francisco (2)
 Wilt Chamberlain-Phil.-C-Avg. 24.1
UCLA - 30-0
BASEBALL
World Series:
National League MVP:
Rookie of the Year:
American League MVP:
Rookie of the Year:

St. Louis (4) - Boston (3)
Orlando Cepeda - St. Louis - 1B
Tom Seaver - NY - P
Carl Yastrzemski -  Boston - OF
Rod Carew - Minnesota - 2B
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