The Hippie Movement

  • Cafe Wha?

    Cafe Wha?
    Bob Dylan perfoms his first gig at Cafe Wha? In Greenwich Village. He was 19 at the time.
  • JFK Elected President

    JFK Elected President
    Senator Kennedy narrowly beat Nixon for the presidency. At 43 he became the youngest elected president and the first Roman Cathlolic one. He was a war hero and a Harvard graduate.
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    The peace corps was founded by the US government .Its work is generally related to Social and economic development.
    The Act declares that its purpose is to:
    To promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions of hardship if necessary, to help the peoples of such countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained manpower.
  • Gerde's Folk City

    Gerde's Folk City
    Bob Dylan has his first billed performance at Gerde's Folk City.
  • Amnesty International

    Amnesty International
    Amnesty International Founded.
  • International Foundation for Internal Freedom

    International Foundation for Internal Freedom
    Timothy Leary founds International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) to promote LSD research & publish The Psychedelic Review.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    Beatles on TV at London Palladium. 15 million get to see them perform "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout".
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    President Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas, Texas, President Johnson sworn in.
  • War Escalation

    War Escalation
    President Johnson escalates the Vietnam War.
  • The Beatles Take New York

    The Beatles Take New York
    The Beatles arrive in New York to 10,000 screaming fans.
  • The Beatles & Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles & Ed Sullivan
    The Beatles first appear on Ed Sullivan Show, 74 million people watch, the largest audience in the history of television.
  • Further

    Further
    Ken Kessey and the Merry Pranksters border “Further” and set of east ward. Kesey wanted to see what would happen when hallucinogenic-inspired spontaneity confronted what he saw as the banality and conformity of American society.
  • Dylan & The Beatles

    Dylan & The Beatles
    Bob Dylan's first meets The Beatles. He introduces the band to Marijuana. The met at the Delmonico Hotel in New York City.
  • Vietnam Bombed

    Vietnam Bombed
    The US start the bombing of Vietnam.
  • LSD Factory

    LSD Factory
    Owsley starts LSD factory, making large quantities of LSD available for the first time.
  • America In Vietnam

    America In Vietnam
    The first US soldier steps foot in Vietnam.
  • First Anti - War March

    First Anti - War March
    SDS Lead the first Anti Vietnam protest in Washington. 25, 000 attend.
  • Like A Rolling Stone

    Like A Rolling Stone
    Bob Dylan's song "Like a Rolling Stone" enters the charts.
  • Newport Folk Festival

    Newport Folk Festival
    Bob Dylan plays the Newport Folk Festival.
  • Hells Angels

    Hells Angels
    Ken Kessey meets the Hells Angels. They become security for many Hippie events.
  • Burning Draft Cards

    Burning Draft Cards
    The burning of draft cards becomes illegal.
  • "Hippie"

    "Hippie"
    The term Hippie is coined by San Francisco writer Michael Fallon.
  • Psychedelic Shop

    Psychedelic Shop
    The Psychedelic Shop head store opens on Haight Street, San Francisco.
  • Anti Vietnam Protests in New York

    Anti Vietnam Protests in New York
    25,000 protest on 5th Ave. Other protests in 7 US cities and 7 foreign cities.
  • LSD Stops Supply

    LSD Stops Supply
    Sandoz stops supplying LSD to researchers.
  • LSD Gets Bad Press

    LSD Gets Bad Press
    The FBI releases a file on LSD.
  • Anti - War Demonstration in DC

    Anti - War Demonstration in DC
    10,000 protesters take to the streets of Washington DC.
  • Formation of a Psychedelic Religion

    Formation of a Psychedelic Religion
    "Turn on, tune in, drop out" was the motto of this "religion".
  • Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom

    Walk for Love and Peace and Freedom
    10,000 + take to the streets of New York City.
  • Be In

    Be In
    The first human be in. 20,000 gathered in San Francisco.
  • US Troops At Cambodian Border

    US Troops At Cambodian Border
    25,000 troops sent to the Cambodian border.
  • LSD Chromosome Damage

    LSD Chromosome Damage
    Scientist report that LSD causes chromosome damage.
  • Be In at Central Park

    Be In at Central Park
    Be In at Central Park in New York, 10,000 attend.
  • Vietnam Week Starts

    Vietnam Week Starts
    Draft card burnings and anti draft demonstrations.
  • Anti Vietnam Protest From Central Park

    Anti Vietnam Protest From Central Park
    Anti Vietnam protest, 400,000 march from central park. Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. & more.
  • Flower Power

    Flower Power
    Flower Power day in New York City.
  • Monterey Pop Festival

    Monterey Pop Festival
    The first of many hippie music festivals.
  • Summer Solstice Party

    Summer Solstice Party
    Summer Solstice Party in Golden Gate Park.
  • All You Need Is Love

    All You Need Is Love
    The Beatles sing "All you Need is Love" on TV.
  • Troops In Vietnam

    Troops In Vietnam
    448,400 US troops in Vietnam.
  • Summer Of Love

    Summer Of Love
    The summer of Love held in San Francisco.
  • Storming of the Pentagon

    Storming of the Pentagon
    Anti War protesters storm the pentagon.
  • "Stop The Draft"

    "Stop The Draft"
    "Stop the draft" movement organised by 40 anti - war groups, nationwide protests ensured.
  • Induction Centre Protests

    Induction Centre Protests
    1000 anti - war protesters try to close a NYC induction centre. 585 arrests made
  • Yippies

    Yippies
    Youth International Party (Yippies) Founded.
  • Spring Mobilisation

    Spring Mobilisation
    Start of the Spring Mobilisation against the Vietnam War.
  • HAIR

    HAIR
    The rock musical HAIR opened on Broadway.
  • Peace Talks

    Peace Talks
    Vietnam peace talks take place in Paris.
  • Troops in Vietnam

    Troops in Vietnam
    541,000 US troops in Vietnam
  • Casualties in Vietnam

    Casualties in Vietnam
    100,000 US troops dead or injured in Vietnam.
  • John & Yoko

    John & Yoko
    John Lennon & Yoko Ono marry & have their "one week lie in for peace"
  • More Troops in Vietnam

    More Troops in Vietnam
    543,000 US troops now in Vietnam.
  • Gay Bar Raid

    Gay Bar Raid
    Police raid a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Start of Gay liberation movement.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock
    500,000 people gathered for 3 days of music, love and peace at the Woodstock Festival.
  • Marijuana

    Marijuana
    FBI reports 98% increase in marijuana arrests from 1966-1969.
  • Peace Day

    Peace Day
    500,000 protesters nationwide. First Vietnam Moratorium.
  • Largest Anti - War Rally in US History

    Largest Anti - War Rally in US History
    500,000 + march in Washington DC for peace.
  • Beatles Breakup

    Beatles Breakup
    McCartney announces the break up of The Beatles.
  • Earth Day

    Earth Day
    The first earth day. Millions participate.
  • Troops in Cambodia

    Troops in Cambodia
    Nixon sends troops in to Cambodia.
  • Tragedy at Kent

    Tragedy at Kent
    4 College students killed by National Guard at Kent University, Ohio.
  • Anti War Rally

    Anti War Rally
    100,000 attend anti war rally in Washington DC.
  • Jimi Hendrix Dead

    Jimi Hendrix Dead
    Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27.
  • EPA

    EPA
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Activated.
  • Veterans Protest

    Veterans Protest
    1000+ Veterans protest against the Vietnam War & try to throw their medals over the Capitol fence.
  • Veterans Try To Return Medals

    Veterans Try To Return Medals
    Vietnam Veterans try to return their medals and ribbons in protest.
  • Greenpeace

    Greenpeace
    Greenpeace founded in Vancouver,Canada.
  • Rainbow Gathering

    Rainbow Gathering
    First rainbow gathering in Colorado.
  • 1100 Arrested For Protest

    1100 Arrested For Protest
    1100 anti war protesters arrested outside Republican National Convention.
  • Vietnam Ceasefire

    Vietnam Ceasefire
    Vietnam ceasefire agreement signed. 58,000 US casualties.
  • Troops Withdraw

    Troops Withdraw
    The last US troops withdraw from Vietnam.