American in the 60's

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In History
  • SNCC formed

    SNCC formed
    To give younger blacks more of a voice in the civil rights movement.
  • First televised Presidential debate

    First televised Presidential debate
    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"
    on September 30, 1960, at 8:30 pm Eastern time, and quickly became a hit.
  • President Kennedy is elected

    President Kennedy is elected
    The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. 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
    aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space.
  • Berlin Wall is constructed

    Berlin Wall is constructed
    The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin.
  • Roger Maris of the Yankees breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record

    Roger Maris of the Yankees breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record
    New York Yankee Roger Maris becomes the first-ever major-league baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season.
  • SDS releases its Port Huron statement

    SDS releases its Port Huron statement
    a 1962 political manifesto of the American student activist movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
  • Marilyn Monroe dies

    Marilyn Monroe dies
    Marilyn Monroe was a famous American actress, model, and singer.
  • James Meredith register at Ole Miss

    James Meredith register at Ole Miss
    after troops took control, Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
  • "Dr.No' the first James Bond movie premiers

    "Dr.No' the first James Bond movie premiers
    Dr. No had its worldwide premiere at the London Pavilion, on 5 October 1962, expanding to the rest of the United Kingdom three days later.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A The 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
  • Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

    Dr. King's "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.
  • John F Kennedy is assassinated

    John F Kennedy is assassinated
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy often referred to by the 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.
  • The Beatles arrive in the United States

    The Beatles arrive in the United States
    the Beatles arrived in the United States and their televised performances on The Ed Sullivan Show were viewed by approximately 73 million people.
  • The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan
    The Beatles, with their Edwardian suits and mop-top haircuts, made their first American television appearance—LIVE—on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • New York World's Fair begins

    New York World's Fair begins
    It was 50 years ago today that the 1964–'65 World's Fair opened in New York City, bringing a plethora of innovative exhibits to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    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.
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    Malcolm X assassinated
    an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement
  • Watts race formed

    Watts race formed
    Los Angeles police officer Lee Minikus tried to arrest Marquette Frye for driving drunk in the city's Watts neighborhood—an event that led to one of the most infamous race riots in American history.
  • "Star Trek" TV show airs

    "Star Trek" TV show airs
    This is the first television series in the Star Trek franchise, and comprises 79 regular episodes over the series' three seasons, along with the series' original pilot
  • San Francisco "Summer of Love" begins

    San Francisco "Summer of Love" begins
    30,000 people gathered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
  • First NFL Football Super Bowl

    First NFL Football Super Bowl
    the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) smash the American Football League (AFL)'s Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship.
  • Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service

    Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service
    boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted ... cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service.
  • 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.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court
    On this day in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Clark.
  • Monterrey Music Festival held

    Monterrey Music Festival held
    Rock, pop, and folk, including blues-rock, folk-rock, hard rock, and psychedelic rock styles.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated
    St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis.
  • Robert Kennedy is assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is assassinated
    He got assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    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.
  • Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place prior to and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  • LSD declared illegal by the U.S. government

    LSD declared illegal by the U.S. government
    lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug.
  • Richard Nixon is elected

    Richard Nixon is elected
    The 1968 United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. The Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
  • Stonewall riots

    Stonewall riots
    New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in 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.
  • Manson family murders Sharon Tate

    Manson family murders Sharon Tate
    The Tate–LaBianca murders were perpetrated by members of the Charles Manson "Family" in Los Angeles, California.
  • Woodstock concert

    Woodstock concert
    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.
  • The Rolling Stones host the Altamont music festival

    The Rolling Stones host the Altamont music festival
    "The violence just in front of the stage was incredible," Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recalls of The Altamont Speedway free concert.