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Sixties Pop History President: Richard M Nixon, Vice President: Spiro T Agnew

The 1960s The population of the United States is 201,385,000
60s National Debt is 365.8 Billion (-2.9 billion)
sixties Unemployment is 3.6% (down just a pinch)
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.5 years
information 60s Family median income = $8,389. (up $646. from 1968)
information 1960s Inflation rate = 6.2%
events 1969 Academy Award : Oliver! (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1969 Grammy Award : Mrs. Robinson (click to buy) (Best Song); By the Time I Get to Phoenix (click to buy) (Best Album)
pop culture 60's Best Selling Books : The Godfather (click to buy) ; Slaughterhouse-Five (click to buy) ; Portnoy's Complaint (click to buy)
60s facts Man walks on the moon!! Affirming the late President Kennedy's promise, Neil Armstrong is the first person to ever step onto the lunar surface exclaiming "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind"
1960's quick facts Yasser Arafat is elected Palestine Liberation Organization leader a post he will hold until his death in 2004
pop history Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of Israel
60s history An explosion and oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, spills 100 - 300,000 barrels of oil
1960s pop history An American teenager known as Robert R. becomes patient #1 in the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic
1969 pop culture John Lennon records "Give Peace a Chance" for his bed-in for peace demonstration
the year 1969 Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island killing his companion Mary Jo Kopechne
1960s history The movie Midnight Cowboy (click to buy) is the first ever X Rated film to win an Oscar
imporant events in 1969 The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, it is a mecca for 500,000 anti-war activist and hippies (see Famous People - Entertainers)
1969 pop culture Hurricane Camille, a Category 5 hurricane, hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage
year 1969 Wendy's founder Dave Thomas opens the first restaurant in Columbus, Ohio it is named after his daughter's nick-name
1960s history The first ARPANET link is established laying the foundation for the internet
events in 1969 Long John Silver's restaurant chain opens its first store in Lexington, KY
1960s history The GAP opens its first store in San Francisco named for the "generation gap" they sold records and blue jeans
facts about 1969 The Unix computer operating system is introduced by Bell Laboratories for use with larger computer systems
1960s history Frosted Mini-Wheats, Kaboom breakfast food and Pringles potato chips all find their way onto American tables
events in 1969 The U.S. military goes to a lottery type draft to select inductees, it proves to be flawed however and the math behind it is changed the next year
events in 1969 The Cuyahago River in Cleveland, Ohio literally caught on fire because of massive pollutants and is credited as the start of the environmental movement
1960s history The book On "Death and Dying" is written by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, it defines the 5 stages of death and is the foundation in the near future for hospices
1969 important facts Dow Jones Industrial Average rises above 1,000 for the first time in history
1969 television shows The following TV shows debuted: The Liver Birds, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Bill Cosby Show, The Flip Wilson Show, Hee Haw, Marcus Welby M.D., The Brady Bunch, Monty Python's Flying Circus and Sesame Street

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