January 10 - Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to fi ght racial segregation by means of nonviolent protests.
January 13 - The Wham-O Company produced the first Frisbee. It was initially called the Pluto Platter.
March 24 – Olivia Chow is born in Hong Kong. Chow would go on to be widely known for her work in Toronto politics as a city councilor as well as being the Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party for the Trinity-Spadina riding. Chow was also married to the late Jack Layton, former NDP and Opposition party leader.
September 12 – Both Canada and the United States sign the NORAD agreement The retractable beer carton handle for cardboard beer cases was created by Steve Pasjack, a Vancouver resident. The folding handle has since lost its popularity with most beer brands, but Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery still uses the design for its 12-packs.
January 1 – Several municipalities, including Forest Hill and Swansea are merged to become part of the City of Toronto.
July 1 – Canada celebrates its centennial. The federal Centennial Commission funded thousands of special events and activities, such as the Centennial Train and Caravans, the Centennial Medal and numerous music and sporting events across the nation. A focus of Centennial Year was the tremendously successful Expo 67 World’s Fair in Montréal, which was visited by 50 million people. The Graduate is the highest grossing movie of the year, bringing in $104,901,839 of revenue.
August 1 - Emanuel Jaques, shoeshine boy in Toronto, went missing from the Yonge Street area. The 12-year-old boy was was found deceased on August 5 after being abducted and sexually assaulted.
September 3 – All Canadian road signs are converted to metric units. Prime Minister Trudeau separates from his wife Margaret Sinclair. It would be a number of years before the divorce was finalized.
Etobicoke works to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road by introducing the Reduce Impaired Driving in Etobicoke program. The program would go on to be implemented across the province with the name changing from Etobicoke to Everywhere. Under its new name the program became recognized by the acronym RIDE.
January 1 – Frobisher Bay, a large inlet of the Labrador Sea in Nunavut changes its name to Iqaluit.
January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the fi rst woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
September 22 – “Full House” airs its first episode. The show was a popular family program until 1995 when it aired its last episode. The show remained popular and was picked up by Netflix for a reboot, focusing on the lives of the now adult Tanner Children.
“Three Men and a Baby” is the highest grossing film in the year. The popular film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson earned $167,780,960 at the box office.