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Sixties Pop History President: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey


The 1960s The population of the United States is 195,576,000
60s National Debt is 328.5 Billion (+6.2 billion)
sixties Unemployment is 4.5%
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.2 years
information 60s Family median income = $7,400 (up $500. from 1965)
information 60s Cost of a first-class stamp is $0.05
events 1966 Academy Award : The Sound of Music (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1966 Grammy Award : Shadow of Your Smile (click to buy) (Best Song); A Taste of Honey (click to buy) (Best Album)
pop culture 60's Pulitzer Prize : The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (click to buy) (Fiction)
60s facts Pakistan and India reach a Peace Agreement thus ending their 17-day war
1960's quick facts Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India after the death of Prime Minister Shastri
pop history The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon
60s history 20,000 Buddhists march in demonstrations against the policies of the military government in South Vietnam
1960s pop history The Uniform Time Act is enacted setting daylight savings time standards for the whole country
1966 pop culture President Johnson increases troop strength in Vietnam throughout the year, first to 190,000 and eventually up to 389,000 by years end
the year 1966 President Johnson orders the bombing of targets in and around Hanoi in North Vietnam
1960s history The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution
imporant events in 1965 The Supreme Court rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them called Miranda rights (Miranda v. Arizona)
1966 pop culture The Freedom of Information Act, is passed by Congress
year 1966 Caesars Palace hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas
1960s history The Beatles give their last public performance in the U.S. at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (click for more Beatles)
events in 1966 Grace Slick performs live with Jefferson Airplane for the first time
1960s history The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cuban exiles to apply for permanent residency
facts about 1966 Actor Ronald Reagan is elected Governor of California
1960s history Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) in a single cell is developed paving the way for more powerful computers
events in 1966 The complete decipherment of the genetic code (DNA) is achieved by Har Gobind Khorana
1960s history Human Sexual Response by Masters and Johnson is the first comprehensive scientific study of human sexual activity
facts about 1966 The Supreme Court rules that material which, taken as a whole, appeals to a prurient interest to be obscene
1960s history Nestle introduces Taster's Choice freeze-dried instant coffee
events in 1966 Star Trek (the original series) created by Gene Roddenberry debuts on NBC     (click show title for more info)
1960s history Also new on the little screen : the Monkees, Batman and Mission Impossible    (click show title for more info)
1966 Left foot to red, right hand to yellow, everybody was all tied up over the game called Twister


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