America in the 60's

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In History
  • SNCC Formed

    SNCC Formed
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is formed.
  • First Televised Presidential Debate

    First Televised Presidential Debate
    The first-ever televised presidential debate takes place between John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon
  • First airing of "The Flintstones"

    First airing of "The Flintstones"
    The very first episode of "The Flintstones" is aired entitled "The Flintstone Flyer".
  • President Kennedy is Elected

    President Kennedy is Elected
    President Kennedy is elected the 35th president of the United States.
  • Russians Send the First Man into Space

    Russians Send the First Man into Space
    Russia is the first country in the world to send a man into outer space successfully.
  • Berlin Wall is Constructed

    Berlin Wall is Constructed
    The Berlin Wall is built to separate East and West Berlin.
  • Roger Maris of the Yankees break Ruth's Record

    Roger Maris of the Yankees break Ruth's Record
    Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single-season home run record, hitting his 61st on October 1st.
  • SDS Releases its Port Huron Statement

    SDS Releases its Port Huron Statement
    The manifesto of the Student Activist movement is released.
  • Marilyn Monroe Dies

    Marilyn Monroe Dies
    Marilyn Monroe passes away from a Barbiturate Overdoes.
  • James Meredith registers at Ole Miss

    James Meredith registers at Ole Miss
    James Meredith was an African American who registered at Ole Miss an all-white university.
  • "Dr. No" the First James Bond Movie Premiers

    "Dr. No" premiers at the London Pavillion.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The threat of Cuban Missile use against the U.S. scares the U.S.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Speech
    King Jr. presents his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington.
  • John F Kennedy is Assassinated

    John F Kennedy is Assassinated
    President Kennedy is murdered in Dallas Texas while in an open vehicle.
  • The Beatles Arrive in the United States

    The Beatles Arrive in the United States
    The famous music group arrives in America.
  • The Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan
    The Beatles make their American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • New York World's Fair Begins

    New York World's Fair Begins
    Second most American world fair of all time takes place in New York.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    North Vietnamese patrol torpedo attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Lyndon B Johnson Defeats Barry Goldwater

    Lyndon B Johnson Defeats Barry Goldwater
    Lyndon B Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater in a landslide to become the 36th President of the United States.
  • Malcolm X Assassination

    Malcolm X Assassination
    Human rights activist Malcolm X is murdered in the Audubon Ballroom.
  • Watts Race Riots

    Watts Race Riots
    Riots took place against the police after an African-American man was arrested for robbery after being pulled over for reckless driving.
  • "Star Trek" TV Show Airs

    "Star Trek" TV Show Airs
    The "Star Trek" TV series airs.
  • San Francisco "Summer of Love" Begins

    San Francisco "Summer of Love" Begins
    People gather in San Francisco Golden Gate Park to celebrate counterculture.
  • First NFL Football Super Bowl

    First NFL Football Super Bowl
    Super Bowl 1 is held in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • Boxer Muhammad Ali Refuses Military Service

    Boxer Muhammad Ali Refuses Military Service
    Muhammad Ali refuses to join the Vietnam war after being drafted.
  • Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Album

    The Beatles release Sgt. Peppers album in late May.
  • LSD Declared Illegal by U.S. Government

    The U.S. Government declares LSD illegal after seeing the effects it began having on users.
  • Monterrey Music Festival Held

    Monterrey Music Festival Held
    The three-day concert event is held in California.
  • Thurgood Marshall Nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall Nominated to the Supreme Court
    Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court after a vote of 69 to 11.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A surprise attack by Vietcong soldiers on North Vietnamese forces.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is murdered in Memphis.
  • Robert Kennedy is Assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is Assassinated
    The brother of President Kennedy is murdered.
  • Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Protest activity takes place to protest the Vietnam War.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    Series of violent events by the homosexual community against the police.
  • American Astronauts Land on the Moon

    American Astronauts Land on the Moon
    Micheal Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon.
  • Manson Family Murders Sharon Tate

    Manson Family Murders Sharon Tate
    A group of people associated with Manson murder members of the Tate family.
  • Woodstock Concert

    Woodstock Concert
    Woodstock Concert held in Bethel, New York.
  • The Rolling Stones Host The Altamont Music Festival

    The Rolling Stones Host The Altamont Music Festival
    The Rolling Stones hosted the Altamont Music Festival after a successful U.S. Tour