1960s Pop History – 1967

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