Historical Events of the 1960s

  • The TV debate: Nixon v. Kennedy

  • The Berlin Wall

  • Australian doctor identifies Thalidomide link to birth defects

    No definite date.
  • Australia's Involevement in the Vietnam War

    No definite date.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

  • March on Washington

  • JFK Assassination

  • Bloody Sunday

  • Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared presumed drowned

  • The Tet Offensive

  • Martin Luther King

  • Australia wins the 1968 Rugby League World Cup when it beats France (20–2) in the final at the SCG.

  • Moon Landing