TV: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet.

Toys: Spirograph

"In 1962, Englishman Denys Fisher was a mechanical engineer, using his expertise with NATO to design improvements in bomb detonation equipment. Using interlocking gears and the point of a pen, Fisher hoped to trace sine and cosine waves by using the gears as a moving stencil. Originally Fisher wanted to market his spiral graphing product to industrial companies, but could find no takers. His family, however, found another use for Fisher’s invention – as an educational toy.

Eventually Fisher’s gear-inspired doodles became the “Spirograph” kit, and when Fisher introduced the kit at the 1965 Nuremburg International Toy Fair, toy industry officials came calling. Kenner Toys purchased the rights to Spirograph for American consumers, with Fisher receiving U.S. Patent No. 3230624 in January 1966." -Source

Books: The Cat in the Hat Songbook

This classically wacky songbook contains 19 Seuss-songs for the beginning singer. There are lively songs like "Plinker Plunker" and "The No Laugh Race," bedtime songs like "Lullaby for Mr. Benjamin B. Bickelbaum," and just plain silly songs like "Cry a Pint." With a sturdy binding that opens flat for easy use, and simple piano and guitar arrangements, The Cat in the Hat Songbook is truly something to sing about!

Let us all sing!
It's good for almost anything.
It's good for dusty, musty throats to let out gusty lusty notes.
It's good for people, frogs and goats to open up and sing.
It's good for tongues and necks and knees of people, bees and chimpanzees.

Music: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space. Nimoy lip-synched "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" during a guest appearance on the July 28, 1967 episode of Malibu U, a short-lived variety television series.

Movies: King Kong Escapes

King Kong escapes into theaters on July 22nd in Japan.

Comics: Spiderman and Superman Quit

Both Spider-Man and Superman quit in 1967.

Movies: The Love-Ins

The Love-Ins.



Books: The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker

The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker by Otto Binder was published as a mass market paperback novel by Bantam Books in June 1967. The cover illustration depicts Captain America, Goliath; Hawkeye; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (the latter pair do not actually appear).

Otto Binder, who had written “Captain Marvel” (Shazam) comics, took a swing at penning an Avengers novel with “The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker.” The paperback by Bantam Books came even as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four were the real stars at Marvel, but the book itself seems to have garnered some good reviews despite its lack of popularity or ability to spawn sequels.(source)

Movies: Planet of the Apes

On May 22, 1967 Planet of the Apes begins filming.