1960s Pop History – 1964

Sixties Pop HistoryPresident: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: None
The 1960sThe population of the United States is 191,141,000
60sNational Debt is 316.1 Billion (+5.8 billion)
sixtiesUnemployment is 5.7%
pop history 1960sLife Expectancy: 70.2 years
information 60sFamily median income = $6,600 (up $400. from 1962)
events 1963Academy Award : Tom Jones (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1963Grammy Award : Barbara Streisand Album (click to buy) (Best Album); Days of Wine & Roses (click to buy) (Best Song)
pop culture 60'sBest Book :A Moveable Feast (click to buy)
important sixties stuffUnited States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous to your health
60s factsPresident Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in his first State of the Union Address
1960's quick factsIn the Panama Canal Zone there are armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians
pop historyMeet the Beatles!, the first Beatles album in the U.S., is released (read more in the Beatles Section)
60s history24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified
1960s pop historyThe Beatles arrive in the U.S. triggering what would become “Beatlemania”
1963 pop cultureMuhammad Ali beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, FL, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world (click for more on, Sports)
the year 1963The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company (see Ford Cars section of FiftiesWeb)
1960s historyRichard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor marry (the first time)
imporant events in 1963The game show Jeopardy! debuts on NBC; Art Fleming is its first host
1963 pop cultureShea Stadium has its grand opening in Flushing, NY
year 1963The 1964 New York World’s Fair opens
1960s historyPresident Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing racial segregation in the United States
events in 1963Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent civil rights movement
1960s historyCollege students in New York and San Francisco hold the first anti-war protest marches
facts about 1963The Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy issues their report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
1960s historyUS Supreme Court rules that Congressional districts should be roughly equal in population which caused major redistricting
1960s historyA Soviet coup d’état October 13 strips Nikita Khrushchev of all power, Leonid Ilych Brezhnev becomes party leader
events in 1963In the Presidential race President Johnson defeats Senator Barry Goldwater in a landside victory
1960s historyThe Medicare Act signed by President Johnson starting the first government-operated health insurance program for Americans age 65 and over
popular events of 1963The Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC) a comprehensive computer language is developed
sixties pop historyNew to television were: Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, The Addams Family, The Munsters and The Man From UNCLE    (click show title for more info)