1960s Pop History – 1967

Sixties Pop HistoryPresident: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
The 1960sThe population of the United States is 197,457,000
60sNational Debt is 340.4 Billion (+11.9 billion)
sixtiesUnemployment is 3.8%
pop history 1960sLife Expectancy: 70.5 years
information 60sFamily median income = $7,143 (down $257. from 1966)
events 1963Academy Award : A Man for All Seasons (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1963Grammy Award : Michelle (click to buy) (Best Song); Strangers In The Night (click to buy) (Best Album)
pop culture 60'sPulitzer Prize : The Fixer (click to buy) (Fiction)
important sixties stuffThe Fixer (click to buy) (Fiction)
60s factsLester Maddox is elected Governor of Georgia on a segregationist platform
1960's quick factsThe first cryogenic preservation of Dr. James Bedford with the intent of future resuscitation.
pop historySuper Bowl I is played with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10 (click for more on, Sports)
60s historyA Fistful of Dollars (click to buy) , the first significant “spaghetti Western” film is debuted in the U.S.
1960s pop historyU.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed aboard the Apollo 1 spacecraft during a launch pad test.
1963 pop cultureThe Outer Space Treaty is signed by the U.S., Soviet Union and the United Kingdom banning nuclear weapons from outer space
the year 1963The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified by Congress
1960s historyIsraeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s setting the stage for the Six Day War
imporant events in 1963Israeli mounts “preemptive” strikes against Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian positions flanking Israel and fight a mostly victorious Six Day War
1963 pop cultureMuhammad Ali, after converting to Islam, refuses military service on religious grounds
year 1963Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
1960s historyThe first automatic cash machine (ATM) is installed, at Barclays Bank in England
events in 1963Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 is enacted, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS)
1960s historyRolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines
facts about 1963Lurleen Wallace is sworn in as governor of Alabama and replaces her husband George Wallace who can’t run again because of term limits
1960s historyRace riots rock 127 U.S. cities, killing at least 77 and injuring at least 4,000 some lasting days
1960s historyThe National Organization for Women (NOW)is formed and holds its first national conference
events in 1963The world’s first heart transplant is performed in Cape Town S. Africa by Christiaan Barnard the patient lived 18 days
1960s historyThe waterbed as we know it today was created by a design student at San Francisco State University
popular events of 1963High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) development is pioneered by Clinton Corn Processing Co
1960s historyThe following TV shows debuted: The Flying Nun, High Chaparral, Carol Burnett Show, Ironside, Mannix, The Smothers Brothers and Phil Donahue    (click show title for more info)