America in the 60's

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In History
  • SNCC Formed

    SNCC Formed
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was one of the major American Civil Rights Movement organizations of the 1960s, and it emerged from the first wave of student sit-ins.
  • 1st Televised Presidential Debate

    1st Televised Presidential Debate
    The first general election presidential debate was between U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, in Chicago at the studios of CBS's WBBM-TV.
  • First Airing of "The Flintstones"

    First Airing of "The Flintstones"
    It was originally broadcasted on ABC from 1960 until 1966, as the first animated series to hold a prime time slot.
  • JFK is Elected

    JFK is Elected
    In a closely contested election, Democrat United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
  • Russians Send the First Man Into Space

    Russians Send the First Man Into Space
    Yuri Gagarin was the first person to fly in space, and his flight lasted 108 minutes as he circled the Earth for a little more than one orbit in the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft.
  • Berlin Wall is Constructed

    Berlin Wall is Constructed
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Germany, and it was constructed by the German Democratic Republic.
  • Roger Maris Breaks Babe Ruth's Single Season Home Run Record

    Roger Maris Breaks Babe Ruth's Single Season Home Run Record
    New York Yankee Roger Maris became the first-ever major-league baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season.
  • SDS Releases Port Huron Statement

    SDS Releases Port Huron Statement
    The Port Huron Statement was a broad critique of the political and social system of the United States for failing to achieve international peace and economic justice.
  • Marilyn Monroe Dies

    Marilyn Monroe Dies
    Marilyn Monroe died of a barbiturate overdose late in the evening at her home in Los Angeles, California, and Her body was discovered before dawn on Sunday, August 5.
  • James Meredith Registers at Ole Miss

    James Meredith Registers at Ole Miss
    James Meredith was the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, and the school had originally rejected his application sparking a legal battle.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a time of heightened confrontation between the Soviet Union, the United States, and Cuba during the Cold War.
  • "Dr. No" Premiers

    "Dr. No" Premiers
    In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battled Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program.
  • "I Have a Dream" Speech

    "I Have a Dream" Speech
    "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, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.
  • JFK is Assassinated

    JFK is Assassinated
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • The Beatles Arrive in the US

    The Beatles Arrive in the US
    The Beatles arrived in New York, and it was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles.
  • Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan

    Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan
    The Beatles made their first American television appearance LIVE on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the most strongly influencing moments in television history.
  • NY World's Fair Begins

    NY World's 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.
  • 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.
  • Lyndon B Johnson Defeats Barry Goldwater

    Lyndon B Johnson Defeats Barry Goldwater
    Incumbent Democratic United States President Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee, with 61.1% of the popular vote, Johnson won the largest share of the popular vote of any candidate since the largely uncontested 1820 election.
  • Malcolm X Assassinated

    Malcolm X Assassinated
    In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, was assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
  • Watts Race Riots

    Watts Race Riots
    The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.
  • "Star Trek" Airs

    "Star Trek" Airs
    The series was produced by Norway Productions, Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television from January 1968 to June 1969.
  • First Super Bowl

    First Super Bowl
    The Packers pounded the Chiefs 35-10 in Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA and the trophy was named after the Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi.
  • Muhammed Ali Refuses Military Service

    Muhammed Ali Refuses Military Service
    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
  • Beatles Release Sgt. Pepper's Album

    Beatles Release Sgt. Pepper's Album
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, and 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.
  • San Fran "Summer of Love" Begins

    San Fran "Summer of Love" Begins
    The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco.
  • Monterey Music Festival Held

    Monterey Music Festival Held
    The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.
  • Thurgood Marshall Nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall Nominated to the Supreme Court
    President Lyndon Johnson appointed the U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom C. Clark.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong (rebel forces sponsored by North Vietnam) and North Vietnamese forces, on scores of cities, towns, and hamlets throughout South Vietnam. It was considered to be a turning point in the Vietnam War.
  • MLK Assassinated

    MLK Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee at 6:01 p.m., and he was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where he died at 7:05 p.m.
  • Robert Kennedy is Assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is Assassinated
    Robert Kennedy was assassinated while campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
  • LSD Declared Illegal by Government

    LSD Declared Illegal by Government
    The US government abolished the possession and use of LSD in 1968.
  • Nixon is Elected

    Nixon is Elected
    The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
  • American Astronauts Land on the Moon

    American Astronauts Land on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were the astronauts on Apollo 11. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon. They landed on the moon in the Lunar Module.
  • Manson Fam Murders Sharon Tate

    Manson Fam Murders Sharon Tate
    Members of Charles Manson's "family" murdered Tate, Sebring, Frykowski, and Folger shortly after midnight.
  • Woodstock Concert

    Woodstock Concert
    Woodstock was a music festival held on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Woodstock, and the festival has become widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history as well as a defining event for the counterculture generation.
  • Rolling Stones Host the Altamont Music Festival

    Rolling Stones Host the Altamont Music Festival
    The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a counterculture rock concert held at the Altamont Speedway, northern California, United States.