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How Much things cost in 1967
Average House Price £3,840
Gallon of Petrol 5 shillings 2 pence (= 27p)
MK II Ford Cortina £749

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 905

UK Population comparison

UK Pop. Stats. Average population Live births Deaths Natural change Population density
1967 54.8 million 961,700 620,385 341,315 224/km²
2012 63.705 million 812,970 569,024 243,946 261/km²
2016 65.648 million
Source: UK Office for National Statistics

Global Population

Estimated world and regional populations at various dates (in millions)
Year World Africa Asia Europe Latin America Northern America Oceania
1965 3,335 314 1,899 634 250 219 17.6
1970 3,692 357 2,143 656 285 232 19.4
1975 4,068 408 2,397 675 322 243 21.5
1980 4,435 470 2,632 692 361 256 22.8
1985 4,831 542 2,887 706 401 269 24.7
1990 5,263 622 3,168 721 441 283 26.7
1995 5,674 707 3,430 727 481 299 28.9
2000 6,070 796 3,680 728 520 316 31
2005 6,454 888 3,917 725 558 332 32.9
2010 6,972 1,022 4,252 732 580 351 35.6
2015  7,349  1,216  4,436  738  422* 579**  39.9
Source: United Nations / US Census Bureau
*South America **North America, inc. Central America, Caribbean

 

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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.

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The Boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to be inducted into the US Army.

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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.

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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 colour television sets become popular as the price comes down and more programmes are made in colour.

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