Februrary 22nd, 1967
Historic Almanac and Zodiac
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World Events
 
  • Biafra secedes from Nigeria 
  • Israeli and Arab forces battle; Six-Day War ends with Israel occupying Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank Background: Arab-Israeli Wars 
  • Right-wing military coup deposes King Constantine II of Greece .
  • Communist China announces explosion of its first hydrogen bomb 
  • The US and USSR propose a nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Background: nuclear disarmament 


World Statistics
 

  • Population: 3.485 billion population by decade 
U. S. Events
 
  • Racial violence in Detroit; 7,000 National Guardsmen aid police after night of rioting. Similar outbreaks in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Rochester, N.Y., Birmingham, Ala., and New Britain, Conn. (July 23).
  • Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black US Supreme Court justice (Oct. 2).
  • Astronauts Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Col. Edward White II, and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee killed in fire during test launch (Jan. 27).


U.S. Statistics
 

President: Lyndon B. Johnson 
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey 
Population: 198,712,056
Life expectancy: 70.5 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 29.9
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 27.4
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 6.8


Economics
 

US GDP (1998 dollars): $833.6 billion
Federal spending: $157.46 billion
Federal debt: $340.4 billion
Median Household Income(current dollars): $7,143 
Consumer Price Index: 33.4
Unemployment: 3.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05


Sports

Super Bowl

Green Bay d. Kansas City (35-10)
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
NBA Championship
Philadelphia 76ers d. SF Warriors (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Toronto d. Montreal (4-2)
Wimbledon
Women: Billie Jean King d. A. Jones (6-3 6-4)
Men: John Newcombe d. W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Proud Clarion
NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Dayton (79-64)
NCAA Football Champions
USC (10-1-0)


Entertainment

Events 

Congress creates PBS.

Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.


Movies

The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke


Music

The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


Books

Donald Barthelme / Snow White
Elizabeth Bishop / Selected Poems
Robert Bly / The Light Around the World
Richard Brautigan / Trout Fishing in America
Stanley Elkin / A Bad Man 
W. S. Merwin / Lice 
Marianne Moore /  Complete Poems 
Joyce Carol Oates / A Garden of Earthly Delights
William Styron / The Confessions of Nat Turner


Awards

Entertainment Awards

Oscars awarded in 1967 

Academy Award

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)

Best Actor: Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons

Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Music:Song “Born Free,” Born Free, John Barry, music; Don Black, lyrics

1967 Emmy Awards 
Outstanding Dramatic Series: Mission: Impossible (CBS)
Actor in a Dramatic Series: Bill Cosby, I Spy 
Actress in a Dramatic Series: Barbara Bain, Mission: Impossible
Outstanding Comedy Series: The Monkees (NBC)
Actor in a Comedy Series: Don Adams, Get Smart! 
Actress in a Comedy Series: Lucille Ball, The Lucy Show
1967 Tony Awards 
Play: The Homecoming 
Musical: Cabaret 
Actor-Play: Paul Rogers, The Homecoming Actress
Play: Beryl Reid, The Killing of Sister George 
Actor-Musical: Robert Preston, I Do! I Do! 
Actress-Musical: Barbara Harris, The Apple Tree


Grammys awarded in 1967 

Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year: "Michelle," John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
Miss America
Jane Anne Jayroe (Oklahoma)


Pulitzer Prizes

Fiction: The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
Music: Quartet No. 3, Leon Kirchner
Drama: A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee
Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)
Science
  • Antony Hewish and Jocelyn Bell Burnel (UK) discover pulsars Background: Astronomy 
  • Jerome Friedman , Henry Kendall , Richard Taylor  (US) discover protons and neutrons to be composed of even smaller particles called quarks.
  • The MIRV (Multiple Indepenently Targetable Reetry Vehicle), which allows one missile  to carry several nuclear warheads, is developed. Background: nuclear weapons 
  • Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard and team of South African surgeons perform world's first successful human heart transplant (Dec. 3). The patient dies 18 days later.


Nobel Prizes in Science

  • Chemistry:  Manfred Eigen (Germany), Ronald G. W. Norrish, and George Porter (both UK), for work in high-speed chemical reactions
  • Physics:  Hans A. Bethe (US), for work on energy production of stars
  • Physiology or Medicine: Haldan K. Hartline, George Wald, and Ragnar Granit (all US), for work on human eye


Deaths

Ernesto "Che" Guevara 
Upton Sinclair 
Spencer Tracy 
Some Famous Pisceans
George Frederick Handel (February 23, 1685)
Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932)
Cindy Crawford (February 20, 1966)
Kurt Cobain (Feb. 20, 1967)
David Morizot (Feb. 22, 1967)


February 22nd in History
 

1371 Robert II succeeded to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty 
1819 Spain ceded Florida to the United States 
1879 Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first "Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York 
1935 Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House. 
1980 In a major upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4-3 at Lake Placid, N.Y. 



 

Chinese Zodiac
1943, 1955, 1967, 1979
Goat
Nature loving, elegant and creative you have a tendecy to worry to much. You are sensitive and a good friend. Goats make wonderful actors.

Favorable sign: Pig
Unfaborable: Buffalo

Dave's Horoscope
The Fish
February 20 to March 20
Traditional
Pisces Traits

Imaginative and sensitive...Compassionate and kind...Selfless and unworldly...
Intuitive and sympathetic
 

On the dark side....

Escapist and idealistic...Secretive and vague...Weak-willed and easily led

Pisces

Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly, good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy and tact to any suffering they encounter. They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing, affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters. They accept the people around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them. They are more readily concerned with the problems of others than with their own.

Their natures tend to be too otherworldly for the practical purposes of living in this world as it is. They sometimes exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually (depending on how they are aspected). They long to be recognized as greatly creative. They also dislike disciple and confinement. The nine-to-five life is not for them. Any rebellion they make against convention is personal, however, as they often times do not have the energy or motivation to battle against the Establishment.

Pisceans tend to withdraw into a dream world where their qualities can bring mental satisfaction and sometimes, fame and financial reward for they are extremely gifted artistically. They are also versatile and intuitive, have quick understanding, observe and listen well, and are receptive to new ideas and atmospheres. All these factors can combine to produce remarkable creativity in literature, music and art. They may count among their gifts mediumistic qualities which can give them a feeling that their best work comes from outside themselves, "Whispered beyond the misted curtains, screening this world from that." Even when they cannot express themselves creatively they have a greater than average instinct for, and love of, beauty in art and nature, a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure, and a yearning for new sensations and travel to remote, exotic places.

They are never egotistical in their personal relationships and give more than they ask from their friends. They are sexually delicate, in the extreme almost asexual, and most Pisceans would want a relationship in which the partner's mind and spirit rather than the body resonated with their own. Unfortunately they can be easily misled by a lover who courts them delicately and in marriage makes them unhappy by a coarser sexuality than they expected. They are nevertheless intensely loyal and home-loving and will remain faithful.

In their employment they are better working either by themselves or in subordinate positions. Their talents are individual in a commercial business or similar undertaking. They would be afraid to manage more than a small department, worrying always that they would fail in a crisis. They can make fair secretaries and bookkeepers. Their sympathy equips them for work in charities catering for the needy, as nurses looking after the sick and as veterinary surgeons caring for animals. As librarians or astronomers they can satisfy their mental wanderlust, and their fondness for "faraway places with strange-sounding names" may turn them into sailors or travellers. Many architects and lawyers are Pisceans, and when the creative abilities are combined with gifts of imitation and the ability to enter into the feelings of others, Pisceans find their fulfillment on the stage. 

Their psychic and spiritual qualities can lead them into careers in the church or as mediums and mystics. They may find an outlet for their creativity as caterers, and are said to make good detectives because they can imagine themselves in the place of criminals and understand how their minds would work. In technical occupations they are well employed in dealing with anaesthetics, fluids, gases and plastics. Because of their lively versatility and inability to concentrate overmuch on any one project, Pisceans often simultaneously follow more than one occupation.

THIER FAULTS. Bear in mind NOT ALL Pisceans have all or any of these faults, this only points out tendencies. Their faults are exasperating rather than vicious. They can be oversubtle, oversensitive and overemotional. In business they can be unreliable, idle, careless, impractical and ineffective. Other faults of which the negative Piscean is accused are fickleness, gossiping, indiscretion, effeminacy and gullibility. They can be intellectually dishonest and also actually fraudulent, deceitful and hypocritical. They are often indecisive in important matters yet will uphold absurdities with the obstinacy of the weak. When they feel themselves rejected, lonely or failures, or simply through feeble self-indulgence, they will find refuge in drugs or the bottle.

Possible Health Concerns...

Pisces governs the feet, liver and lymphatics, and its subjects can be threatened by anaemia, boils, ulcers and other skin diseases, especially inflammation of the eyelids, gout, inflammation, heavy periods and foot disorders and lameness.
 
 

LIKES 

Solitude to dream in 
Mystery in all its guises 
Anything discarded to stay discarded 
The ridiculous 
like to get 'lost' 
DISLIKES 
the obvious 
being criticized 
feeling all at sea about something 
know-it-alls 
pedantry 
Their ruling planet is NEPTUNE

Some more interesting facts about your sign: 
 

The animal associated with your sign is the fish,(actually two fish swimming in different directions). Fish have long been a food staple and it is also associated with Christianity as a symbol, the two fishes swimming in opposite directions points up the inner tensions of the sign of pisces. 

The color of choice for Pisces is Soft Seagreen 
 

Your birthstone is the precious Moonstone. They are not brilliant stones, in fact, all of the specimens, from the peach and grays to the gem-quality blue and rainbow-colored pieces, are soft and translucent. The physical appearance of a stone often suggests its spiritual qualities, and moonstone's most important attribute is the ability to assist us in calming and soothing the emotions. 

When one has achieved a state of emotional calmness, this stone may be used to open a path to an intuitive understanding of spirituality.

Almanac found on: Information Please

Sign Explanation found on  Astrology Online

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