1960s Entertainment

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    1960s Entertainment

  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley is discharged from the Military.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe receives Golden Globe for Best Actress in “Some Like It Hot.”
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain won NBA’s Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star Game MVP, NBA Rookie of The Year, and the NBA Scoring Champion.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis releases his GI Blues soundtrack and sets a new record for album sales.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan moves to New York in hope to meet his idol Woody Guthrie and he starts performing in Greenwich Villages.
  • Aretha Louise Franklin

    Aretha Louise Franklin
    Aretha Louise Franklin’s song Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody hit #31 on the pop charts.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn’s movie, "The Misfits", premiered.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis performs 2 shows at Ellis Auditorium to benefit 38 Memphis-Area charities.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis goes to Hawaii to play a benefit concert at Bloch Arena for the building of the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain was the NBA Scoring Champion for the second time.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis releases his Blue Hawaii soundtrack.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe won a Golden Globe award for World Film Favorite.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan releases his first album “Bob Dylan.”
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain was the NBA Scoring Champion for the third time.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe appeared on Life Magazine for the last time.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe died in her home.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe makes his debut on the US Davis Cup team.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan releases his second album called “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.”
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain was the NBA Scoring Champion for the fourth time.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong recorded a demo of Hello Dolly!
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong’s song Hello Dolly! opened a stage show in New York.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong’s recorded demo of Hello Dolly! reached #1 on the US Billboard Top 100. It ended The Beatles streak of 3 No. 1 hits in a row over 14 consecutive weeks.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis’ movie Viva Las Vegas is released.
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain was the NBA Scoring Champion for the fifth time.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong had a gold-selling album for the album Hello Dolly!.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe wins the NCAA singles crown as a junior at UCLA, becoming the first African-American to win that title.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan releases an album called Bringing It All Back Home.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Hello Dolly! won the Grammy for Song of the Year.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan’s song Like A Rolling Stone goes to No. 2 on the US charts.
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain was the NBA Scoring Champion for the sixth time.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan is booed at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan released an album named Highway 61 Revisited.
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain won NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second time and NBA Scoring Champion for the seventh time.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe graduates from UCLA.
  • WIlt Chamberlain

    WIlt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain won the NBA Championship and NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the third time.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong recorded the song What a Wonderful World.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan releases an album named John Wesley Harding.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World hit No. 1 in the UK and stayed there for 4 weeks.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Franklin was enlisted to perform at the funeral of MLK.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis airs on NBC.
  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain won NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time and NBA assist leader.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe won the US open but couldn’t accept the prize money because he was an ametuer.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World became the top-selling UK single.
  • Arthur Ashe

    Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe and his friends founded the National Junior Tennis League.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong
    Armstrong was featured in the movie Hello, Dolly!, which included his song Hello Dolly! in it.