The 1967 Grand National steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool, effectively came to a halt when most of the 28 horses left in the field either fell, pulled up, unseated their riders or refused at the 23rd fence. 100/1 outsider Foinavon and jockey John Buckingham were so far behind the field that they managed to avoid the hiatus and clear the troublesome fence. Finding themselves 30 lengths in the lead, they cantered to the finish in probably the oddest Classic win of all time.
In Gigliola Cinquetti won the San Remo Music Festival and the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Non Ho L'Eta (Per Amarte)'. The record was a huge global hit and became the first Italian language single in the UK charts
Cambridge Footlights arrived on British TV in 1967 courtesy of David Frost's ITV comedy show "At Last The 1948 Show", starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman and 'the lovely Aimi MacDonald'. Just 13 episodes of this ground-breaking sketch show were made, paving the way (along with a similar legacy from the ITV children's series "Do Not Adjust Your Set") for the classic "Monty Python's Flying Circus".