1967 Year in Review

Obituaries and Inventions

Published: 1967
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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) is pictured with revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara in a August 2, 1961 file photo in Havana, Cuba. (UPI Photo/FILE)

Announcer: Some prominent persons passed away in 1967, among them German Statesman Konrad Adenauer, former British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, actress Jayne Mansfield, poet Carl Sandburg, Cuban revolutionist Ché Guevara, former Vice-President John Nance Garner and France’s Cardinal Spellman.

One man was given a second chance to live. To him, the most important sound in the world is the beat of a heart that lived for 22 years inside another person. Now, that heart is his. The first successful heart transplant was performed in South Africa on December the 2nd. Louis Washkansky had his heart traded for that of a 22-year-old woman who was killed in an automobile accident. The operation was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard.

Dr. Christian Barnard: "The patient's improving all the time. He’s now not artificially ventilated any more. His heart is not being stimulated by an electrical machine; he’s completely on his own, conscious and so far doing very well."

Announcer: So a new era in medical history was reached in 1967 with the first successful heart transplant.

And so it was in fashion with shorter miniskirts and mod clothes.

So it was with the young generation as they experimented more and more with narcotics and drugs, LSD and marijuana.

So it was for dissenters and protesters.

Protesters: "Hell, no, we won't go! Hell, no, we won't go! Peace now! Peace now! Peace now! Peace now!"

Announcer: Next, we’ll look at the dissenter: the protester in the year 1967 as this review of the year's news by United Press International continues.