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Important dates in the 1960's

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
The%20twist small square The Twist Most popular dance in the 1960's. People thought it became so popular because it helped them let go of the Cold War tension.
John%20f%20kennedy small square John F kennedy John F Kennedy moves into the White House. He gives his famous speech - "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Afro small square The Afro The afro hairstyle is often shaped and maintained with the assistance of a wide-toothed comb colloquially known as an afro pick. It was most popular in the 1960's, especially in 1962. is a hairstyle worn naturally by people with lengthy kinky hair texture or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair.
Marilyn monroe small square The dealth of Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe ( /mɒnˈroʊ/ or /mənˈroʊ/; born Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s. She was 36 years old when she died. At the subsequent autopsy, eight milligram per cent of Chloral hydrate and 4.5 milligram percent of Nembutal were found in her system,
Cuban%20missile small square The Cuban Missiles Crisis ON this date and American U2 spy-plane took pictures of a nuclear missile base being built in Cuba. Kenndy'sadvisers told him he had ten days before Cuba could fire the missiles at targets in America. Kenndy acted and a few things happened. Then the Kenndy and Khrushchev (the leader of the Soviet union from 1956 - 1964) decided to cancell everything.
Martin luther king jr 1 small square Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. made the speech, "I have a Dream" on August 28, 1963. More than 200,000 peaceful demonstrators came to Washington DC to demand equal rights for Black and Whites. Part of the speech was - "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…"
Beatles small square The beatles The Beatles made their American debut on the Ed Sullivan show when 73 million people tuned into the show to finally hear about these four young guys from Liverpool. They turned into a very well known band. The band consisted of 4 members, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey (Ringo Star), John Lennon and George Harrison.
Cigarettes small square Smoking warning on cigarette boxes This was the first ever time the cigarette boxes had a warning printed on it "Smoking can be hazardous to your health". It had not occurred to the US government to give the warning that smoking lead to cancer and lung problems.
Twiggy small square Twiggy fashion Lesley Lawson née Hornby widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress and singer. In the early 1960s she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree. Twiggy was initially known for her androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, thin build and short hair. By 1967, Twiggy had modelled in France, Japan. Teenagers and young woman started using some of her fashion ideas.
Waltdisneyandmickeymouse small square Walter Elias Disney Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and a Pioneer of animated films, died of cancer on December 15, 1966, but his legend lives on.
Heart transplant small square First heat transplant The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
Money small square Decimal Currnecy Act in NZ Decimal coins appeared in circulation on the 10th of July 1967. These coins were all designed by Reginald George James Berry (known as James) of Wellington. His initials (JB) appear on the reverse of all of our then bronze and cupro-nickel coins.
Wahine%20disaster small square Wahine disaster The interisland ferry sank in Wellington harbour with the lost of 51 lives in total. The ship, with 735 passengers and crew on board, was on its regular overnight run between Wellington and Lytellton, when it was overcome by the worst storm ever recorded in New Zealand. More than 20 large holes were ripped in the hull of the Wahine as it was pounded on the reef, and the ship lost all power.
The%20astronaunts%20from%20apollo%2011 small square First human on the moon Neil Alden Armstrong is an American former astronaunt who was the first person to set foot upon the moon. He was on Apollo 11 with Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin.