The 60's

  • Music

    Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
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    The 60's

  • Events/ People

    Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • Sports

    Sports
    Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1960- The Flintstones burst onto the screen
  • Event/ People

    1961- Peace Corps created by Pres. Kennedy
  • Music

    Music
    Tossin' And Turnin by Bobby Lewis was voted number one song of the year
  • Sports

    NCAA Football Champions:
    Alabama (AP, UPI, NFF) (11-0-0) & Ohio St. (FW) (8-0-1)
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1961- West Side Story hits the screen with best film of the year
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1962- To Kill A Mockingbird was filmed and out in theaters.
  • Events/ People

    Events/ People
    The first transatlantic television transmission occurs via the Telstar Satellite, making worldwide television and cable networks a reality.
  • Music

    Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose at age 36.
  • Sports

    World Cup:
    Brazil d. Czechoslovakia (3-1)
  • Event/People

    1963- Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech
    1963- Pres. John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas
  • Music

    Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs was number one ot the top 100 songs in1963
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    Film/ TV/ Theater
    1963- 8 1/2 was number one on the list of best films of the year.
  • Sports

    World Series:
    LA Dodgers d. NY Yankees (4-0)
  • Sports

    After the fight, Clay announces he has become a Black Muslim and has changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
  • Events/ People

    Events/ People
    Apr 1st - John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    The Addams Family aired on September 18, 1964
  • Music

    The Beatles hit songs I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You made top songs 1 and 2 of 1964.
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1965- The Sound of Music was voted second best film of the year
  • Events/ People

    The Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak on April 13th : An estimated fifty-one tornadoes (forty-seven confirmed) hit in six Midwestern states killing anywhere from 256 to 271 people and injuring some 1,500 more.
  • Music

    Music
    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones was voted third for best 1965 song.
  • Sports

    NFL Championship:
    Green Bay Packers over Cleveland Browns 23-12
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was voted number one best film of the year in 1966
  • Sports

    Sports
    NBA Championship - Boston Celtics 4-3 over LA Lakers
  • Music

    The Mama's and The Papa's hit the top 100 songs of 1966.
  • Events/ People

    Subway Strike in New York brings the City to a stop
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1967- Bonnie and Clyde was best movie of the year.
  • Sports

    NHL Hockey- Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-2
  • Events/ People

    Events/ People
    Improved car safety design--Following the publication of Ralph Nader's book "unsafe at any speed" puts pressure on the government and the automobile industry to improve safety in cars.
  • Music

    Reflections by Diana Ross and The Supremes hit the radio.
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    1968- Night of the Living Dead was out in theaters.
  • Events/ People

    Martin Luther King Jr. delivers a sermon at his Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta which will come to be seen as prophetic. His speech contains what amounts to his own eulogy. After his death, he says, "I'd like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I'd like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody... that I tried to love and serve humanity,. ...
  • Music

    The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles, Won 3 music awards!
  • Sports

    Sports
    Super Bowl:
    Green Bay d. Oakland (33-14)
  • Music

    1969- The Woodstock Festival
  • Film/ TV/ Theater

    Film/ TV/ Theater
    This Man Must Die was out in 1969.
  • Sports

    Met first baseman Donn Clendenon was named the outstanding player of the series.
  • Events/ People

    1969- One of mans crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."