Cost of Living 1967
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
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
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
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.
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 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" .
shows included "The Fugitive" and "The Monkees" and color television
sets become popular as the price comes down and more programs are made
Ref: the People History