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Year 967 (CMLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
- Spring – Emperor Otto I (the Great) calls for a council at Rome to present the new government under Pope John XIII. He asserts his rights in the city and insists on the occasional presence of an imperial judge alongside the papal court. The era of Roman independence is over. Grado becomes the patriarchal and metropolitan church of the whole of the Veneto.
- Otto I goes on a tour of the Lombard duchies of southern Italy. In Capua he grants Pandulf I (Ironhead) the vacant Duchy of Spoleto and Camerino and charges him with prosecuting the war against the Byzantine Empire. In Benevento, Otto receives the homage of Pandulf's brother and co-ruler Landulf III. In Salerno he receives also the support of Gisulf I.
- Otto I dispatches an imperial delegation (led by a Venetian named Domenico) to Constantinople with assurances of his friendship and a request for Princess Theophano (a daughter of the late Emperor Romanos II) for his 12-year-old son Otto II. As dowry Otto demands the Byzantine holdings in southern Italy.
- Summer – Sviatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev, defeats Bulgar forces in the Balkans at the behest of Emperor Nikephoros II (who pays him 1,500 pounds of gold to invade the Bulgarian Empire).
- The imperial delegation arrives in Macedonia, but goes nowhere with Nikephoros II. Far from offering Byzantine Italy as dowry for Theophano, Nikephoros refuses to accept the claims of Otto I.
- Otto I renews the imperial treaty with Pietro IV Candiano, doge of Venice. He grants him commercial privileges, and protection for Venetian citizens (also the possessions of Venetian bishops).
- Winter – Otto I returns to Rome. On Christmas day, John XIII crowns Otto II as co-emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Although Otto II is nominated as co-ruler, he exercises no real authority.
- Olaf Tryggvason flees Norway with his mother, only to be attacked by Estonian Vikings (approximate date).
- July 5 – Emperor Murakami dies after a 21-year reign. He is succeeded by his 17-year-old son Reizei, who is insane and becomes the 63rd emperor of Japan.
- February 9 – Sayf al-Dawla, Hamdanid emir (b. 916)
- April 8 – Mu'izz al-Dawla, Buyid emir (b. 915)
- May 10 – Renaud of Roucy, Viking nobleman
- July 5 – Murakami, emperor of Japan (b. 926)
- September 22 – Wichmann II, Frankish nobleman
- October 20 – Li Yixing, Chinese governor
- Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani, Umayyad historian (b. 897)
- Abu 'Ali Muhammad ibn Ilyas, Ilyasid emir
- Aleramo di Savona, marquess of Montferrat
- Al-Qabisi, Hamdanid astrologer (approximate date)
- Ashot III, prince of Taron (approximate date)
- Boleslaus I (the Cruel), duke of Bohemia (or 972)
- Dub mac Maíl Colu?m, king of Alba (Scotland)
- Fergal ua Ruairc, king of Connacht (Ireland)
- Hugh II (the Kind), lord of Lusignan
- Krishna III, ruler of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty
- Li Cheng, Chinese painter (b. 919)
- Robert of Vermandois, Frankish nobleman (or 968)
- Vushmgir, Ziyarid emir (approximate date)
- Wahsudan ibn Muhammad, Sallarid emir
- Yan Xu, Chinese chancellor (b. 910)
In popular culture
- Lou Reed makes a reference to this year in the song "Heroin" with the lyric "I wish that I was born a thousand years ago." As this song was released in 1967, he is referring to this year.