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Get Back with the Yellow and Black to: 1967 (RFC site)
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Get Back with the Yellow and Black to: 1967
By Tony Greenberg
Thu 09 Dec, 2010

In the second of a news series on, Tony Greenberg programs the Tiger Time Machine to 1967, to re-live how that superb season unfolded from a Yellow and Black viewpoint, and examine what else was occurring throughout the world that year.
Richmond in 1967
Coach: Tommy Hafey
Captain: Fred Swift
Best and Fairest winner: Kevin Bartlett
Leading Goalkicker: Royce Hart (55 goals)
Leading Brownlow Medal vote-getter: Dick Clay (12 votes)
Players used: 34
Debutants: 7 (Royce Hart, Francis Bourke, Kevin Sheedy, Michael Bowden, Graeme Bond, Kevin Shinners, David Jacks)
Richmond’s 1967 match results
Round 1: Richmond 15.29 (110) defeated Essendon 11.9 (75) at the MCG
Round 2: Richmond 8.22 (70) lost to Footscray 12.6 (78) at the Western Oval
Round 3: Richmond 11.12 (78) defeated Fitzroy 7.11 (53) at the MCG
Round 4: Richmond 11.22 (88) defeated North Melbourne 10.8 (68) at Arden Street
Round 5: Richmond 16.22 (118) defeated Hawthorn 5.13 (43) at the MCG
Round 6: Richmond 14.15 (99) defeated St Kilda 9.4 (58) at Moorabbin
Round 7: Richmond 18.11 (119) defeated Geelong 12.9 (81) at the MCG
Round 8: Richmond 13.5 (83) lost to Collingwood 13.12 (90) at the MCG
Round 9: Richmond 13.15 (93) defeated Carlton 14.7 (91) at Princes Park
Round 10: Richmond 24.14 (158) defeated Melbourne 12.9 (81) at the MCG
Round 11: Richmond 14.25 (109) defeated South Melbourne 8.9 (57) at the Lake Oval
Round 12: Richmond 10.12 (72) lost to Essendon 13.15 (93) at Windy Hill
Round 13: Richmond 19.16 (130) defeated Footscray 8.10 (58) at the MCG
Round 14: Richmond 8.19 (67) defeated Fitzroy 8.10 (58) at Princes Park
Round 15: Richmond 14.21 (105) defeated North Melbourne 13.7 (85) at the MCG
Round 16: Richmond 23.20 (168) defeated Hawthorn 7.12 (54) at Glenferrie Oval
Round 17: Richmond 12.13 (85) defeated St Kilda 7.11 (53) at the MCG
Round 18: Richmond 18.9 (117) defeated Geelong 15.15 (105) at Kardinia Park
Ladder after 1967 home-and-away season
1.      RICHMOND, 15 wins, 3 losses, 145.9%, 60 points
2.      CARLTON, 14 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses, 125.8%, 58 points
3.      GEELONG, 13 wins, 5 losses, 122.8%, 52 points
4.      COLLINGWOOD, 12 wins, 6 losses, 132.2%, 48 points
5.      St Kilda, 11 wins, 7 losses, 122.7%, 44 points
6.      Essendon, 8 wins, 1 draw, 9 losses, 106.0%, 34 points
7.      Melbourne, 8 wins, 10 losses, 88.8%, 32 points
8.      North Melbourne, 7 wins, 1 draw, 10 losses, 94.2%, 30 points
9.      South Melbourne, 5 wins, 1 draw, 12 losses, 82.0%, 22 points
10. Hawthorn, 5 wins, 13 losses, 70.3%, 20 points
11. Fitzroy, 4 wins, 14 losses, 72.1%, 16 points
12. Footscray, 4 wins, 14 losses, 71.6%, 16 points
Second semi-final
Richmond 20.21 (141) defeated Carlton 14.17 (101)
Grand Final
Richmond 4.3 9.10 12.15 16.18 (114) defeated Geelong 3.3 7.6 13.7 15.15 (105)
Richmond 1967 goalkickers
55 - Royce Hart
49 - John Northey
38 - Kevin Bartlett
26 - Paddy Guinane
18 - Mike Patterson
16 - Billy Brown
15 - Barry Richardson
14 - Bill Barrot
11 - Neville Crowe
Highest individual goal tally in a match for the ’67 season
6 - Royce Hart v Geelong, Round 18, Kardinia Park
6 - Royce Hart v Carlton, Second semi-final, MCG
6 - John Northey v Melbourne, Round 10, MCG
6 - John Northey v Hawthorn, Round 16, Glenferrie Oval
6 - Kevin Bartlett v Hawthorn, Round 5, MCG
20 - Kevin Bartlett, John Northey, Fred Swift
19 - Roger Dean, Royce Hart
18 - Dick Clay, Michael Green, Mike Patterson
17 - Neville Crowe, Mike Perry, Kevin Shinners
16 - Francis Bourke, Tony Jewell
15 - Bill Barrot, Alan Richardson
14 - Mick Erwin
The World outside Punt Road in 1967

Other sporting highlights

Melbourne Cup winner: Red Handed
Super Bowl Champions (inaugural): Green Bay Packers
World Series Champions: St Louis Cardinals
FA Cup winners: Tottenham Hotspur
Wimbledon champion (male): John Newcombe
Wimbledon champion (female): Billie Jean King
Major world events in 1967
·         American astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo1 spacecraft during a launch pad test.
·         Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry.
·         In Houston, Texas, champion boxer, Muhammad Ali, refuses military service.
·         Elvis Presley and Priscillia Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
·         Albert DeSalvo, aka ‘The Boston Strangler’, is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
·         The Beatles release the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour albums.
·         Israel occupies the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights, after defeating its Arab neighbours in the 6-day war.
·         The People’s Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
·         Nigerian forces invade Biafra.
·         Race riots break out in the USA.
·         Large demonstrations against the Vietnam War take place throughout America.
·         Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos.
·         ‘Puppet on a String’, sung by Sandie Shaw, wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom.
·         Dr Christiaan Barnard carries out the world’s first heart transplant, at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
·         Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
·         The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight.
·         400 million viewers watch “Our World”, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles’ song “All You Need Is Love”.
Major Australian events in 1967
·         Prime Minister Harold Holt disappears while swimming at Cheviot Beach, Portsea, on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and is never found.
·         Country Party leader, John McEwen, is subsequently sworn in as interim Prime Minister, pending the election of a new government leader by the Coalition parties.
·         Gough Whitlam defeats Dr Jim Cairns and Frank Crean to replace retiring Arthur Calwell, as leader of the federal Australian Labor Party.
·         Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard while escaping from prison in December 1965.
·         Serious bushfires in southern Tasmania claim 62 lives and destroy 2,642 square kilometres of land.
·         Indigenous Australians are given the right to be counted in the national census following a national referendum and legislation changing citizenship laws.
·         Qantas Airways drops the word ‘Empire’ from its name.
·         Sydney is rocked by a series of brutal underworld killings as rival gangs battle for control of the city’s lucrative gambling and prostitution rackets.
·         The postcode system of postal address coding is introduced throughout Australia.
·         The new Australian $5 note goes into circulation.
Top movies of 1967
In the Heat of the Night (winner of Academy Award’s Best Picture)
The Graduate
Bonnie and Clyde
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
The Dirty Dozen
You Only Live Twice
To Sir, With Love
Cool Hand Luke
The Jungle Book
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Doctor Dolittle
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Hit songs of 1967
The Last Waltz (Englebert Humperdinck)
This Is My Song (Petula Clark)
Sadie (Johnny Farnham)
Somethin’ Stupid (Nancy and Frank Sinatra)
Itchycoo Park (The Small Faces)
Snoopy vs The Red Baron (The Royal Guardsmen)
Up, Up And Away (The 5th Dimension)
Georgy Girl (The Seekers)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Dedicated To The One I Love (The Mamas And The Papas)
Green, Green Grass Of Home (Tom Jones)
There’s A Kind Of Hush (Herman’s Hermits)
Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum)
Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats)
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Penny Lane (The Beatles)
Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones)
San Francisco (Scott McKenzie)
What we were watching on Australian TV in 1967
I Dream Of Jeannie
Gilligan’s Island
In Melbourne Tonight
This Day Tonight
Mr Ed
Daniel Boone
Ben Casey
The Flintstones
Bobby Limb’s Sound Of Music
The Addams Family
The Three Stooges
The Magic Circle Club
Magilla Gorilla
Prince Planet
Meet The Press
The Tommy Hanlon Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
Marvel Super Heroes
Tell The Truth
Dr Kildare
BP Pick-a-Box
Peyton Place
Play School
Here’s Humphrey
World Of Sport
World Championship Wrestling