1960s Timeline

By KH3153
  • Halogen Lamp

    Halogen Lamp
    The Halogen lamp is a carbon arc lamp connected to electricity. Invented in 1960 by General Electric engineer Fredrick Moby. This was a popular invention.

    NASA launches TIROS, the first weather satellite into space. Designed to test techniques for taking television images of weather patterns. Was first of the television series sent in space.
  • Spacewar

    Spacewar! was invented by Steve Russel in 1962. Spacewar! was the first computer game ever made. It took the gamers about 200 hours to write the first version of Spacewar.
  • Audio Cassete

    Audio Cassete
    The first audio cassete was invented in 1962. People used these for many years. Many people put music and recording voices on it.
  • Lava Lamp

    Lava Lamp
    Briton Edward Craven-Walker invented the lava lamp in 1963. Craven-Walker's company was named Crestworth and was based in Poole, Dorset, in the United Kingdom. This eventually spread across the world throughout the late 60s and throughout all 70s.
  • Philips E3300 casset tape recorder

    Philips E3300 casset tape recorder
    Worlds first tape recorder that had a built in microphone. The casset tape played back the recording. The device was used in the Space Race.
  • Ford Mustang

    Ford Mustang
    In April 17, 1965, Ford had sold 418,812 Mustangs. Mustangs were used in many commercials. The Ford Mustang was named after the horse "Mustang".
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    The mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart. He invented or contributed to several interactive, user-friendly devices. In 1964, the first prototype computer mouse was made.
  • Trimphone

    The rimphone was closet to the mobile phone you could get in the sixties. It was the first phone without a bell ringtone. Invented by Martyn Rowlands in 1964 but later made in 1965.
  • Pocket television

    Pocket television
    Motorala invented this amazing tool that people could bring anywhere they wanted. This product ran on four batteries and had a color screen tv. This became very popular on magazines.
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    The floppy disk was eight inches in diameter. This was made by companies such as Memorex, Shugart Associates, and Burroughs Corporation. The term "floppy disk" appeared in pthe newspaper as early as 1970.
  • Color TV

    Color TV
    The color TV was finally beginning to sell in large numbers. Now a days everybody has a colored TV. If you have a black and white TV its rare.
  • GPS

    Was designed and built and is operated and maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense. Radio-based navigation systems were used in World War II. GPS stands for "Global Positioning System".
  • Portable Calculator

    Portable Calculator
    The portable calculator had many new tools than the regular adding machine. This product could add or subtract and also had square roots. Many had divison and multiplication, but some didn't have some.
  • 1968 Pontiac GTO

    1968 Pontiac GTO
    1968 was also the last year the GTOs offered separate vent, and the only year for crank operated vent windows. This car featured a A-Body line. This is a American Muscle car that a lot of people restore.
  • Internet

    The Internet was developed for ARPANET. The internet is now one of the most used technologies used today. Everybody has the internet now a days.