1960s Timeline

  • Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
  • John Reynolds

    John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
  • Roger Sessions

    Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
  • Senator John F Kennedy

    Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
  • European Free Trade Association

    European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
  • Continental League

    Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • Lamar Clark

    Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • Sobers & Worrell

    Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
  • Syracuse National Dolph Schayes

    Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
  • US Army promoted Elvis

    US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
  • Joint defense treaty

    US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • Eisenhower & Premier Kishi

    Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • Little Joe 4

    Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
  • 1st photo

    1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC
  • Dallas Cowboys & Minnesota Vikings

    NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
  • Civil rights Sit-in

    4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
  • Qumran

    Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
  • AFL & NFL

    AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • France performs 1st nuclear test

    France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
  • Marshal Ayub Khan

    Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
  • US nuclear submarine

    US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
  • US beats Germany

    US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • Oil pipe line

    Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
  • JFK makes "missile gap"

    JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

    The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
  • USSR

    USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
  • Pioneer 5

    Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
  • NFL

    NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • National Observatory

    National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
  • Eisenhower

    Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • WSLA

    WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • NCAA

    22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • Sharpeville Massacre

    Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
  • Lasers

    1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
  • Halibut

    1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
  • Explorer 8

    Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • Tambroni

    Italian government Tambroni forms
  • NCAA swimming title

    USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • Census

    Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
  • 2nd French atom bomb

    2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
  • 1st weather satellite

    1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
  • Senegal

    Senegal declares independence from France
  • President Eisenhower

    US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
  • Neth & Germany

    Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • US Senate

    US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting practices
  • Civil Rights Bill

    Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • 4th nuclear nation

    France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
  • Transit 1B

    Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
  • Baseball uniforms

    Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • earthquake strikes South Persia,

    Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
  • 1st submerged circumnavigation

    1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
  • electric-drive submarine

    1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
  • Elena Kagan

    Elena Kagan,New York, US Supreme Court Judge
  • 1st country

    US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
  • John F Kennedy

    John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
  • USS Triton

    US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • Theodore Maiman

    Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • 1st atomic reactor

    1st atomic reactor system patents, J W Flora of Canoga Park CA
  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
  • Typhoon Mary

    Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
  • Angel Cordero

    Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • Psycho

    "Psycho," opens in NY
  • Sugar imports

    US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • US RB-47

    USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
  • 50-star flag

    America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
  • USSR shoots down US aircraft

    USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
  • Democratic convention

    US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate
  • "The Twist"

    Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • First successful recovery of film from an orbiting satellite

    First successful recovery of film from an orbiting satellite
  • First Animals and plants returned alive from space

    First Animals and plants returned alive from space
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    Summer Olympics

    Games of the XVII Olympiad.
    Took place in Rome, Italy.
  • Partial blockade

    East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • Hurricane Donna

    Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist

    Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • Presidential Debate

    First televised presidential debate
  • 2nd debate

    2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate
  • Bobby Richarson

    Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
  • MLK Jr arrested

    Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in
  • "Amos 'n' Andy"

    "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested and deported

    Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.
  • Stadium Changes

    Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
  • AFL championship

    Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • Election

    Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
  • We are done

    US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • PBS

    KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Treason?!

    After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
  • NASA

    NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
  • Grammy awards

    3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
  • Shuttle flights

    1st shuttle flights between Washington DC, Boston & NYC begin
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird

    Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Painting mistake

    NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
  • Hydrogen Bomb Testing

    Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
  • MLKJ

    Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany Ga
  • Golden

    Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record
  • Man Of The Year

    John F Kennedy is named Time Magazine's Man of the Year
  • United States Navy SEALs established.

    United States Navy SEALs established.
  • New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.

    New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.
  • AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

    AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock

    Jan 7th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
  • NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks

    NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"

    Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas

    US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
  • The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.

    The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
  • Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame≈
  • Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

    Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
  • US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)

    US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
  • st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)

    1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

    USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs

    President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs
  • uit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed

    Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed
  • The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports

    The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports
  • USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel

    USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
  • 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

    1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
  • Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"

    Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
    Feb 18th - France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war
    Feb 20th - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth
    Feb 26th - US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
    Mar 2nd - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
  • France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war

    France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war
  • John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth

    John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth
  • US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation

    US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
  • JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

    JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
  • Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

    Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
  • Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite

    Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite
  • 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59

    24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • 26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

    26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
  • 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

    34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win
  • Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

    Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
  • Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon

    Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
  • MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time:

    MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
  • Ranger 4 crash lands on Moon

    Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
  • JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)

    JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
  • US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

    US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time

    Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
  • Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"

    Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
  • Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

    Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
  • Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

    Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • upreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional

    Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
  • African Americans begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill

    Jun 26th - African Americans begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
  • Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia

    Jul 10th - Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia
  • Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days

    Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
  • First transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)

    Jul 11th - 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • First time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)

    First time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
  • Rolling Stones 1st performance

    Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
  • House passes bill requiring equal pay

    House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
  • Nelson Mandela arrested

    Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illegally leaving South Africa
  • Marilyn Monroe dies of overdose of sleeping pills

  • Failed assassination

    Failed assassination of president De Gaulle
  • UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion

    UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
  • Channel Television launches

    hannel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • Black church destroyed

    Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
  • Wally Schirra in Sigma 7

    Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court

    Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test

    US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize

    American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Cuban missile crisis ends

    Cuban missile crisis ends after JFK and Khrushchev make a public and secret agreement
  • WNYC TV channel 31 begins broadcasting

    WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Cuba starts returning US prisoners

    Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7

    Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • The French Chef

    Julia Child's show, "The French Chef," premieres.
  • Rocking the Charts

    Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • Pop Art

    1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
  • Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn was nominated to win Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Long Day’s Journey into Night”
  • Beatles meet Rolling Stones

    Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
  • LA Dodgers

    LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
  • Pop Go The Beatles

    1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
  • American Heart Association

    American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
  • First Woman in Space

    Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space
  • USSR hotline

    The United States agrees to set up a hotline with the USSR, thus making direct communication possible.
  • NATO

    France announces that it is withdrawing its navy from the North Atlantic fleet of NATO.
  • Chicago All-Star

    30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech
  • JFK proposal

    JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • Freedom March

    Freedom March in New Orleans
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK assassination
  • Satellite navigation system

    First satellite navigation system
  • 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health

  • Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart

    Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart with their song I want to hold your hand at number 35.
  • 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified

    The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • Boycott

    Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools for civil rights movement
  • Sonic Booms

    FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
  • 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show"

    The 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" with 73.7 million viewers.
  • Egypt ends state of siege

  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens

    Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens, the worlds longest bridge.
  • USSR performs nuclear Test

    USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk.
  • 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse

    1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations at Cheapsake Bay.
  • 16th Emmy Awards

    16th Emmy Awards. Some of the winners are the Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore.
  • Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked

  • Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

  • Civil Rights Act passed

    Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes with a vote of.73-27
  • Beckwith, Medgar Evers killer, arrested

    Beckwith arrested for murder of Medgar Evers, found guilty 30 years later
  • Race Riot

    A Race riot in Rochester, New Yorkbreaks out.4 people are killed.
  • Beatles number 1 hit

    Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks.
  • Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon

    Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin

  • USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites

  • President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act

  • US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched

  • Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

  • NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)

  • Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC

  • 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio

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    1964 Summer Olympics

    Games of the XVIII Olympiad.
    Held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1st time 3 people in space

  • Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize

  • 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan

  • US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars

  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

  • For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote

  • Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars

  • Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California in Berkeley

  • Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game

  • Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

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    1965

    Jan 2 Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters in the U.S. South.
    Feb 8 President Johnson orders more bombing in North Vietnam.
    Feb 15 Canada acquires a new flag.
    Mar 12 President Johnson instructs his aides to draft a voting rights bill.
    May 12 West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations.
    May 13 Several Arab nations break diplomatic ties with West Germany.
    Jun 22 Japan and South Korea renew ties with a Treaty of Basic Relations, signed in Tokyo.
    Jul 30 Pr
  • transit worker strike

    12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • MLK Jr opens campaign

    Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
  • Luna 9

    USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • Venera 3

    Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
  • Luna 10

    Luna 10 orbits Moon
  • Beatles record "Rain"

    Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
  • Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert

    Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
  • Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
  • Mamas & Papas

    Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • color television

    The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • Orbiter 1

    US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • MLK Jr stoned in Chicago

    Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
  • Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London

    Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1st lunar orbiter

    1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • Gemini 12

    NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
  • USSR nuclear test

    USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • "I'm a Believer" Monkee's

    Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
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    "I'm a Believer" hits #1

    Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
  • Milton Berie Show

    "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Newlywed Game

    "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • Happy Together

    The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
  • Fred Zinneman

    Fred Zinnemann won the Best Picture Oscar for “A Man for All Seasons
  • Speech in Seattle

    Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), coins the phrase "black power" in a speech in Seattle
  • Miss USA

    Miss USA Pageant
  • 19th Emmy Awards

    19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win
  • Loving v. Virginia

    In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional
  • 3 Day Summit

    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for a three-day summit.
  • Pageant

    Miss Universe Pageant
  • 34th All-Star Game

    34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • Twins and Red Sox

    Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Remote-controlled Spacecraft

    First docking of two remote-controlled spacecraft
  • McNamara is World Bank President

    Robert McNamara announces that he will resign as U.S. Secretary of Defense to become President of the World Bank.
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    1968 Summer Olympics

    Games of the XIX Olympiad.
    Held in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Aye yi yi

    Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
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    So important

    Time Magazine's People of the Year- Middle Americans
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    WHOA, how much?!

    Cost of a Super Bowl ad in 1968: $55,000
  • EMERGENCY

    Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
  • Managment is serious

    Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators
  • borders fight

    Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
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    Protesting

    African-American students hold protests at universities
  • Probes!!

    Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
  • WE Are On the Mon

    1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Quote

    "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong,
  • No MC no

    Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
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    Number 1

    Number one song : "Suspicious Minds" Elvis Presley
  • Police Raid

    Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther party, is shot and killed by police during a raid
  • Miss USA

    Miss USA Wendy Dascomb (Virginia)
  • Comics

    Robert Crumb's Fritz The Cat was the comic strip that all the tuned-in folks read