1967 in The United Kingdom - Events - July

July

  • 1 July – The first scheduled colour television broadcasts from six transmitters covering the main population centres in England began on BBC2 for certain programmes, the first being live coverage from the Wimbledon Championships. A full colour service (other than news programmes) began on BBC2 on 2 December.
  • 4 July – Parliament decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales with the Sexual Offences Act.
  • 7 July – In the last amateur Wimbledon tennis tournament, Australian John Newcombe beat German Wilhelm P. Bungert to win the Gentlemen's Singles championship. The next day, American Billie Jean King beat Briton Ann Haydon Jones to win the Ladies' Singles championship. The matches are also the first to be broadcast in colour.
  • 13 July – English road racing cyclist Tom Simpson died of exhaustion on the slopes of Mont Ventoux during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.
  • 18 July – The UK government announced the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the United States do not approve.
  • 27 July – The Welsh Language Act allowed the use of Welsh in legal proceedings and official documents in Wales.
  • 28 July – The British steel industry was nationalised.
  • July – Astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish became the first to observe a pulsar.

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