Decade Study: 1960's

  • January Heat waves kills 24 in Australia

    January 	Heat waves kills 24 in Australia
    Throughout the month of January heat waves kills 11 people in Central Australia and 13 people in Sydney
  • Birth of Ansafone

    Birth of Ansafone
    The First every Answering Machine is created. It is seen as a breakthrough in technology as it allowed people to record messages to a telephone if the person was not able to get to the phone in time. It is invented by Dr. Kazuo Hashimoto and sold as a Automatic Telephone Answering Machine.
  • Trading takes place

    Trading takes place
    Australia to sell wheat to Communist China
  • USSR Wins Space Race

    USSR Wins Space Race
    USSR was the first country to send a man into space.
  • First man in Space

    The soviets have sent the first man into space and the Americans need a man in space, too.
  • First American in Space

    Kennedy wanted to have a man on the moon and back before the decade was over.
  • Wimbledon

    Rod Laver wins Men's Singles tennis final.
  • Marilyn Monroe Found Dead

    Marilyn Monroe Found Dead
    LAPD police sergeant Jack Clemmons received a call at 4:25 am from Dr. Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist, proclaiming that Monroe was found dead at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. She was 36 years old
  • "I have a dream" MLK

    "I have a dream" MLK
    Martin Luther King Jr. made the speech, "I have a Dream"
  • Media getting involved with the Government

    Media getting involved with the Government
    Menzies becomes the first Party leader to make his policy speech on TV
  • New rights

    New rights
    The first Civil Rights bill was passed to stop racial discrimination.
  • This means War

    This means War
    President Johnson ordered bombing raids on North Vietnam and Americans begin protesting the war. (picture) A UH-1D helicopter piloted by Maj. Bruce P. Crandall climbs skyward after discharging a load of US infantrymen on a search and destroy mission.
  • Time for a change

    Time for a change
    The Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies resigns after 16 straight years in office. Harold Holt succeeds him
  • Bloody success

    Bloody success
    The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Year 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Italy strucked

    An earthquake in Sicily kills 380 and injures around 1,000.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies from his injuries the next day.
  • Man walks on the MOON!

    Man walks on the MOON!
    4:18 p.m., one of the biggest events of history happened. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, astronauts aboard. Neil Armstrong's famous speech for the historical steps "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.