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In History
  • SNCC Formed

    SNCC Formed
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an organization that played a vital role in civil rights with lunch counter sit-ins at whites-only businesses, was formed.
  • First Televised Presidential Debate

    First Televised Presidential Debate
    The 1960 Presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon are televised.
  • First Airing of "The Flinstones"

    First Airing of "The Flinstones"
    "The Flinstones," the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex sleeping together in one bed, premiered on television
  • President Kennedy is Elected

    President Kennedy is Elected
    Democratic Candidate John F. Kennedy is elected President
  • Russians send the first man into space

    Russians send the first man into space
    cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space
  • Berlin Wall Constructed

    Berlin Wall Constructed
    Communist East Berlin authorities put up a wall overnight to prevent discontent East Germans from fleeing to West 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
    The Port Huron statement, a political manifesto of the North American student activist movement Students for a Democratic Society, is released.
  • Marilyn Monroe Dies

    Marilyn Monroe Dies
    Marilyn Monroe dies in Los Angeles of Barbiturate overdose.
  • James Meredith registers at Ole Miss

    James Meredith registers at Ole Miss
    James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, was the center or controversy in the South that led to rioting on campus.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A 13 day confrontation between the Soviet Union and United States occurred initiated by American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey, followed by Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
  • "Dr. No," the first James Bond Movie Premiers

    "Dr. No," the first James Bond Movie Premiers
    "Dr. No" premiers for the first time in the US, and is more low profile than it is in the United Kingdom, where it was released months before.
  • Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech

    Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech
    Martin Luther King gives his well known "I have a dream" speech, in which he explains his version of an ideal nation in regards to race relations.
  • John F Kennedy is assassinated

    John F Kennedy is assassinated
    John F. Kennedy is assassinated by American Marxist Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Beatles arrive in the United States

    Beatles arrive in the United States
    John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrive on their first visit to the United States.
  • The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan

    The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan
    The Beatles play live on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of an estimated 73 million Americans.
  • New York World's Fair Begins

    New York World's Fair Begins
    The New York World's Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations, 24 US states, and over 45 corporations in Queens, New York
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    US-backed patrol boats shelled two North Vietnamese islands in the Gulf of Tonkin, and then the Maddox headed to the area.
  • Lynden B. Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater

    Lynden B. Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater
    Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson wins the 1964 election with running mate Hubert Humphrey.
  • Malcom X Assinated

    Malcom X Assinated
    American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm Little is assassinated at Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan
  • Watts Race Riots

    Watts Race Riots
    A riot occurred in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, following a minor roadside argument that broke out and escalated into a fight with police.
  • "Star Trek" TV Show airs

    "Star Trek" TV Show airs
    The show "Star Trek" airs on NBC, comprising 79 episodes over three seasons from 1966 to 1969.
  • First NFL Super Bowl

    First NFL Super Bowl
    The first NFL Superbowl is played by the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album

    Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album
    The Beatles release their eighth studio album, "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service

    Boxer Muhammed Ali refuses military service
    Boxer Muhammad Ali is drafted for the US Military and refuses to enlist, claiming that he is a consciousness objector to the war.
  • San Francisco "Summer of Love" Begins

    San Francisco "Summer of Love" Begins
    a social phenomenon in which approximately 100,000 people, mostly young people, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury.
  • Monterrey Music Festival Held

    Monterrey Music Festival Held
    The Monterrey Music Festival, a three-day concert event, is held at the Monterrey County Fairgrounds in Monterrey, California.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to Supreme Court
    Marshall becomes the first African American justice nominated to the Supreme Court
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    North Vietnam attacked more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated
    Martin Luther King was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Robert Kennedy is assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is assassinated
    Robert Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded by Palestinian Sirhan Bishara Sirhan
  • Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

    Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
    Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  • LSD Declared illegal by the US government

    LSD Declared illegal by the US government
    Possession of lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug that symbolized 1960's counterculture, was deemed illegal
  • Richard Nixon is Elected

    Richard Nixon is Elected
    Republican Candidate Richard Nixon is elected President
  • Stonewall riots

    Stonewall riots
    A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
  • American Astronauts Land on the Moon

    American Astronauts Land on the Moon
    Apollo 11, with Americans Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins on board, landed on the moon.
  • Manson Family Murders Sharon Tate

    Manson Family Murders Sharon Tate
    American Actress Sharon Tate is murdered by the Manson Family Cult, led by Charles Manson.
  • Woodstock Concert

    Woodstock Concert
    A concert held on a dairy farm in New York attracted an audience of more than 400,000 people
  • The Rolling Stones host the Altamont Music Festival

    The Rolling Stones host the Altamont Music Festival
    The Rolling Stones host the Altamont Music Festival, a free counterculture concert hosted in Northern California.