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  • 60

    Kennedy elected

    Kennedy elected
    The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democrat United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
  • 60

    The Flintstones first episode

    The Flintstones first episode
    Fred and Barney fake illness, so that they can go bowling with their friends and not to the opera with Wilma and Betty.
  • 60

    SNCC formed

    SNCC formed
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was the principal channel of student commitment in the United States to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.
  • 60

    TV presidential debate

    TV presidential debate
    1960, Kennedy v. Nixon. In fact, the first televised debate occurred four years earlier, when Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson challenged incumbent Republican president Dwight Eisenhower—but those two men did not appear in the debate.
  • 61

    Russian moon landing

    Russian moon landing
    In 1966 the USSR accomplished the first soft landings and took the first pictures from the lunar surface during the Luna 9 and Luna 13 missions. The U.S. followed with five uncrewed Surveyor soft landings. The Soviet Union achieved the first uncrewed lunar soil sample return with the Luna 16 probe on 24 September 1970.
  • 61

    Roger marris breaks home run record

    Roger marris breaks home run record
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    On October 1, 1961, New York Yankee Roger Maris becomes the first-ever major-league baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season. The great Babe Ruth set the record in 1927; Maris and his teammate Mickey Mantle spent 1961 trying to break it.
  • 62

    Marilyn Monroe dies

    Marilyn Monroe dies
    Marilyn Monroe dies of an overdose in Los Angeles CA.
  • 62

    James merideth Ole miss

    James merideth Ole miss
    James Howard Meredith is a Civil Rights Movement figure, writer, political adviser and Air Force veteran.
  • 62

    SDS releases its port Huron

    SDS releases its port Huron
    The Port Huron Statement, ultimately, was a document of idealism, a philosophical template for a more egalitarian society, a call to participatory democracy where everyone was engaged in issues that affected all people - in civil rights, in political accountability, in labor rights, and in nuclear disarmament.
  • 63

    Kennedy assassinated

    Kennedy assassinated
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963
  • 63

    Dr kings ¨i have a dream¨

    Dr kings ¨i have a dream¨
    "I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States
  • 63

    ¨Dr. No¨ the first James bond film

    ¨Dr. No¨ the first James bond film
    Sean Connery: 1962–1967, 1971 and 1983. Sean Connery was the first actor to portray Bond in film in Dr. No (1962). An amateur bodybuilder, he had come to the attention of the Bond film producers after several appearances in British films from the late 1950s.
  • 64

    Gulf of Tonkin incident

    Gulf of Tonkin incident
    The Gulf of Tonkin incident, also known as the USS Maddox incident, was an international confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War
  • 64

    Beatles in the U.S.

    Beatles in the U.S.
    Fifty years ago the Beatles conquered America, touching down in New York on February 7, 1964, and making their live U.S. debut two nights later on the Ed Sullivan Show. They seemed to come out of nowhere, but in fact, we knew they were coming.
  • 64

    Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry cold-water

    Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry cold-water
    The 1964 United States presidential election was the 45th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964. Incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee.
  • 64

    New York world fair begins

    New York world fair begins
    The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair was a world's fair that held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations, 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City
  • 64

    The Beatles on ed Sullivan

    The Beatles on ed Sullivan
    The Beatles had the song well rehearsed when they made the first of 17 takes on October 17th 1963. ... They taped a performance of the song earlier in the day of their live appearance and it was shown on the Sullivan show of February 23rd, which helped maintain the song's popularity.
  • 65

    Malcolm x assassination

    Malcolm x assassination
    El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his staunch and controversial black racial advocacy, and for his time spent as the vocal spokesperson of the Nation of Islam.
  • 66

    ¨star trek¨ tv show aired

    ¨star trek¨ tv show aired
    Star Trek: The Original Series (referred to as Star Trek, prior to any spin-offs) is the first Star Trek series. The first episode of the show aired on 6 September 1966 on CTV in Canada, followed by a 8 September 1966 airing on NBC in America. The show was created by Gene Roddenberry as a "Wagon Train to the Stars".
  • 67

    Beattles release srgt. peppers album

    Beattles release srgt. peppers album
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 26 May 1967 in the United Kingdom and 2 June 1967 in the United States, it spent 27 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top LPs chart in the US.
  • 67

    Thur good Marshall nominated to supreme court

    Thur good Marshall nominated to supreme court
    Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court. President Lyndon Johnson appoints U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom C. Clark. On August 30, after a heated debate, the Senate confirmed Marshall's nomination by a vote of 69 to 11.
  • 67

    First NFL football game super bowl

    First NFL football game super bowl
    The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, known retroactively as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporaneous reports, including the game's radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
  • 67

    Muhamid Ali refuses the draft

    Muhamid Ali refuses the draft
    Clay v. United States, 403 U.S. 698 (1971), was Muhammad Ali's appeal of his conviction in 1967 for refusing to report for induction into the United States military forces during the Vietnam War. His local draft board had rejected his application for conscientious objector classification
  • 68

    Tet offensive

    Tet offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam. The offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South Vietnamese population and encourage the United States to scale back its involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • 68

    Nixon elected

    Nixon elected
    The 1968 United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968. The Republican nominee, former vice president Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent vice president Hubert Humphrey.
  • 68

    Robert kennedy assasinated

    Robert kennedy assasinated
    Robert Francis Kennedy, sometimes referred to by the initials RFK and occasionally Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968
  • 68

    MLK assassinated

    MLK assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
  • 68

    LSD is deamed illegal in the U.S.

    LSD is deamed illegal in the U.S.
    LSD was declared illegal and dangerous in the U.S
  • 69

    American astronauts land on the moon

    American astronauts land on the moon
    On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
  • 69

    Stonewall riots

    Stonewall riots
    The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City
  • 69

    Manson family kills Sharon Tate

    Manson family kills Sharon Tate
    The Tate–LaBianca murders were perpetrated by members of the Charles Manson "Family" in Los Angeles, California who murdered five people on August 9–10, 1969, and two more the following evening.
  • 69

    Rolling stones host the altamount music festival

    Rolling stones host the altamount music festival
    Two men were killed in a hit-and-run after the show. A black eighteen-year-old named Meredith Hunter was stabbed multiple times by Alan Passaro, one of the Hells Angels providing security, and died before the Stones had finished playing. An unidentified man passed out at Altamont Speedway.
  • 89

    Berlin wall gets constructed

    Berlin wall gets constructed
    Constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on August 13, 1961, the Wall completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989.
  • Summer of love

    Summer of love
    The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during mid-1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury.
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    Cuban missile crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
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    Watts Race Riots

    The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965. On August 11, 1965, Marquette Frye, an African-American motorist on parole for robbery, was pulled over for reckless driving.
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    Monterrey music pop festival

    The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.
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    Protests of the national convention

    Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place prior to and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In 1967, counterculture and anti-Vietnam War protest groups had been promising to come to Chicago and disrupt the convention, and the city promised to maintain law and order.
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    Woodstock

    Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of Woodstock. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Bethel Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000.