Important dates in the 1960's

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  • The Twist

    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 F kennedy

    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."
  • The Afro

    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.
  • The dealth of Marilyn Monroe

    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,
  • The Cuban Missiles Crisis

    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.

    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…"
  • The beatles

    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.
  • Smoking warning on cigarette boxes

    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 fashion

    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.
  • Walter Elias Disney

    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.
  • First heat transplant

    First heat transplant
    The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Decimal Currnecy Act in NZ

    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 disaster

    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.
  • First human on the moon

    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.