60's timeline

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    60's timeline

    Events that occured in the 60's (Australia).
  • Australian musicians make it to world stages.

    Australian musicians make it to world stages.
    musicians (Australian) make it to world stages. This is when Australia was starting to participate in World stages.
  • Invention of lasers.

    Invention of lasers.
    Albert Einstein said in 1917 that it should be possible to make a laser, but it was until 1958 that the right calculations were made by A.L. Schawlow and C.H. Townes to make this possible.
    Schawlow and Townes’s first experiments failed, but by 1960 they had succeeded in generating the first laser beam, using a type of ruby.
  • Hotels and theatres open for the first time.

    Hotels and theatres open for the first time.
    Hotels and theatres open for the first time on Anzac Day. Organised sport allowed in the afternoon
  • First reported hijacking in 'The world Trans Australia Airlines Flight 408'

    First reported hijacking in 'The world Trans Australia Airlines Flight 408'
    he Trans-Australian Airlines hijacking was Australia's first Hijacking and arguably the first reported Skyjacking/Hijacking in the world. It occurred on 19 July 1960 over the skies of Brisbane on Flight 408, the last Sydney to Brisbane flight for the day
  • First weather satellite.

    First weather satellite.
    First weather satellite launched by america. This obviously influced not only Australia but many other countries to do what they have did.
  • Electrical home appliances

    Electrical home appliances
    Electrical appliances had started to be used at home, and the demand for them grew later on in the 60's.
  • Housing price.

    Housing price.
    Price cost of a house in 1960 was $12, 700.
  • important designer of women's clothing, Pierre Cardin be, Pierre Cardin begins to create fashions for mengins to create fashions for men.

    important designer of women's clothing, Pierre Cardin be, Pierre Cardin begins to create fashions for mengins to create fashions for men.
    important designer of women's clothing, Pierre Cardin begins to create fashions for men, pioneering a trend away from the standard of the gray flannel suit.
  • First tied cricket test.

    First tied cricket test.
    Brisbane: First tied cricket test Australia v West indies at The Gabba
  • U.S creates a relationship with Cuba.

    U.S creates a relationship with Cuba.
    The U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba on this day in history.
  • Elvis Presley releases his songs.

    Elvis Presley releases his songs.
    Elvis Preseley started to release his songs.
  • Last tram in sydney

    Last tram in sydney
    Sydney: Last tram runs from La Perousse to Randwick workshops
  • Toys.

    Toys.
    Innovation struck hard in the 1960s and toys started to express that, with the inclusion of electricity and much more complex parts. The Easy Bake Oven was realised in 1961.
  • Single story, built close together

    Single story, built close together
  • Rod laver wins a mens tennis final.

    Rod laver wins a mens tennis final.
    Wimbledon: Rod Laver wins Men's Singles tennis final
  • Valium invented.

    Valium invented.
    Valium (diazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
  • Women arrested for wearing a bikini at bondi beach.

    Women arrested for wearing a bikini at bondi beach.
    Sydney: Woman fined for being "unsuitably dressed" wearing a bikini at Bondi Beach.
  • Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth

     Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth
    Perth: As Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth, the city of Perth turns on its lights. "I can see the outline of a town and a very bright light just to the south of it." Glenn dubs Perth "The City of Lights"
  • Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.

    Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.
    After working for many years under haute couture figure Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.
  • Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games.

    Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games.
    Perth: Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games. Australia's medal tally at the end of the games is 38, the highest score for any one country in Commonwealth Games' history
  • Felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie

    Felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie
    The fibre or felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie of the Tokyo Stationery Company, Japan.
  • Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.

    Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.
    Spacewar! was conceived in 1961 by Martin Graetz, Stephen Russell, and Wayne Wiitanen. It was first realized on the PDP-1 in 1962 by Stephen Russell, Peter Samson, Dan Edwards, and Martin Graetz, together with Alan Kotok, Steve Piner, and Robert A Saunders. Spacewar! is in the public domain, but this credit paragraph must accompany all distributed versions of the program.
  • The audio cassette invented.

    The audio cassette invented.
    A cassette designed to hold audio tape for automatic play in tape recorder devices.
  • Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men.

    Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men.
    Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men. The suit had a single breasted collarless jacket and slim pants. Mary Quant started her own label, and is responsible for designing mini skirts, colored tights, and wet look vinyl fashions.
  • Margaret Smith becomes the first aussie woman to win womens singles tennis champion.

    Margaret Smith becomes the first aussie woman to win womens singles tennis champion.
    Wimbledon: Margaret Smith becomes the first Australian woman to win the Women's Singles tennis championship
  • The video disk invented.

    The video disk invented.
    Videodisc (or video disc) is a general term for a laser- or stylus-readable random-access disc that contains both audio and analog video signals recorded in an analog form. Typically, it is a reference to any such media that predates the mainstream popularity of the DVD format.
  • Space age clothing becomes popular.

    Space age clothing becomes popular.
    Space age clothing starts to become popular. Different materials were used such as discs of metal or plastic linked together with wire. Leather is also used. Metallic or neon colors were involved.
  • The Beatles tour Australia.

    The Beatles tour Australia.
    The first time The beatles tour Australia.
  • BASIC (an early computer language) is invented.

    BASIC (an early computer language) is invented.
    BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.
  • Acrylic paint invented.

    Acrylic paint invented.
  • Astroturf invented.

    Astroturf invented.
    AstroTurf is a brand of artificial turf. Although the term is a registered trademark, it is sometimes used as a generic description of any kind of artificial turf
  • Tokyo: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs to sell out audience

    Tokyo: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs to sell out audience
  • The compact disk invented by James Russell.

    The compact disk invented by James Russell.
    A compact disk (cd) is a popular form of digital storage media used for computer files, pictures, and music. The plastic platter is read and written to by a laser in a CD drive. It comes in several varieties including CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW.
  • Kevlar invented by Stephanie Louise Kwolek.

    Kevlar invented by Stephanie Louise Kwolek.
    Kevlar is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. Developed at DuPont in 1965,[1][2][3] this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used as such or as an ingredient in composite material components.
  • Sydney: The first hydrofoil ferry service begins

    Sydney: The first hydrofoil ferry service begins
    Sydney: The first hydrofoil ferry service begins, in sydney.
  • Students protest over Springbok tour

    Students protest over Springbok tour
    Melbourne: Students protest over Springbok tour - the all white Springbok Rugby Union team arrive to a hostile reception
  • Soft contact lenses invented

    Soft contact lenses invented
    Adolph Fick first thought of making glass contact lenses in 1888, but it took until 1948 when Kevin Tuohy invented the soft plastic lens for contacts to become a reality.
  • St Kilda defeats Collingwood in the VFL Grand Final.

    St Kilda defeats Collingwood in the VFL Grand Final.
    The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The club plays in the Australian Football League, the sport's premier league.
  • Joern Utzon quits the construction of the Sydney Opera House

    Joern Utzon quits the construction of the Sydney Opera House
  • Australia's first satellite communications earth station opens at Carnarvon in WA

    Australia's first satellite communications earth station opens at Carnarvon in WA
    A communications satellite (sometimes abbreviated to COMSAT) is an artificial satellite stationed in space for the purpose of telecommunications.
  • Bob Dylan makes his first tour of Australia supported by the band.

    Bob Dylan makes his first tour of Australia supported by the band.
    Bob Dylan, (play /ˈdɪlən/) born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and painter. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for five decades.
  • Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented

    Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented
    Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an internal combustion engine. It has become the primary fuel delivery system used in automotive petrol engines, having almost completely replaced carburetors in the late 1980s.
  • John Cargher's Singers Of Renown begins on ABC Radio

    John Cargher's Singers Of Renown begins on ABC Radio
    John Cargher's Singers Of Renown begins on ABC Radio; Cargher is still presenting the show in 2007.Pinchas Cargher AM, known professionally as John Cargher (24 January 1919 – 30 April 2008[1]), was a British-born Australian music and ballet journalist and radio broadcaster.
  • Single story, built close together

    Single story, built close together
  • A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.

    A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.
  • Victoria win the 1966–67 Sheffield Shield

    Victoria win the 1966–67 Sheffield Shield
  • This Day Tonight, Australia's first national nightly TV current affairs program, premieres on ABC-TV, hosted by Bill Peach.

    This Day Tonight, Australia's first national nightly TV current affairs program, premieres on ABC-TV, hosted by Bill Peach.
  • The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa

    The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa
    Christiaan Neethling Barnard (November 8, 1922 – September 2, 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant.
  • The first handheld calculator invented.

    The first handheld calculator invented.
  • Ethnic fashions begins to spread.

    Ethnic fashions begins to spread.
    Ethnic fashions begins to spread. The ethnic look is clothing picked up from other cultures. The Oriental look and the African/Middle Eastern looks were both port of the ethnic fashion.
  • The Seekers are named Australians of the Year for 1967.

    The Seekers are named Australians of the Year for 1967.
    he Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop music group which was originally formed in 1962. They were the first Australian popular music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were a highly popular band during the 1960s with their best-known configuration as: Judith Durham on vocals, piano and tambourine; Athol Guy on double bass and vocals; Keith Potger on twelve-string guitar, banjo and vocals; and Bruce Woodley on guitar, mandoli
  • An episode of the ABC series Bellbird stops the nation when the character of Charlie Cousins (played by Robin Ramsay) dies in a fall from a silo.

    An episode of the ABC series Bellbird stops the nation when the character of Charlie Cousins (played by Robin Ramsay) dies in a fall from a silo.
    Bellbird was an Australian soap opera set in a small Victorian rural township. The series was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation at its Ripponlea TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
  • The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.

    The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.
    Douglas Engelbart changed the way computers worked, from specialized machinery that only a trained scientist could use, to a user-friendly tool that almost anyone can use. He invented or contributed to several interactive, user-friendly devices: the computer mouse, windows, computer video teleconferencing, hypermedia, groupware, email, the Internet and more.
  • The first computer with integrated circuits made.

    The first computer with integrated circuits made.
    An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as IC, chip, or microchip) is an electronic circuit manufactured by the patterned diffusion of trace elements into the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material. Additional materials are deposited and patterned to form interconnections between semiconductor devices.
  • The "Hippie look"

    The "Hippie look"
    Skirts begin to lengthen out, along with hair. The "Hippie look" is now popular. The women wore long floor length dresses and skirts called maxies. Men continued to grow their hair longer. Hippies decorated everything, including painting their bodies.
  • Mike Wenden wins his second gold medal

    Mike Wenden wins his second gold medal
    Mexico City: Mike Wenden wins his second gold medal at the Olympics for the 200 metres freestyle
  • London: Johnny Famechon wins World Featherweight boxng title

    London: Johnny Famechon wins World Featherweight boxng title
    Johnny Famechon, born 28 March 1945, is a former Australian featherweight boxer, who was born as Jean-Pierre Famechon in Paris, France.
  • Hippie look

    Hippie look
    Skirts begin to lengthen out, along with hair. The "Hippie look" is now popular. The women wore long floor length dresses and skirts called maxies. Men continued to grow their hair longer. Hippies decorated everything, including painting their bodies.
  • Sydney: Opening of musical Hair with controversial 30 second nudity scene

    Sydney: Opening of musical Hair with controversial 30 second nudity scene
    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy.
  • Dance moves

    Dance moves
    wist" was the most popular dance back in the 60's. People thought it became so popular because it helped them let go of the Cold War tension. Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to play psychedelic music. Long instrumental solos and weird electronic effects were a crazy part of the bands style.
  • The arpanet (first internet) invented.

    The arpanet (first internet) invented.
    On a cold war kind of day, in swinging 1969, work began on the ARPAnet, grandfather to the Internet. Designed as a computer version of the nuclear bomb shelter, ARPAnet protected the flow of information between military installations by creating a network of geographically separated computers that could exchange information via a newly developed protocol (rule for how computers interact) called NCP (Network Control Protocol).