1960s Pop History – 1960

Sixties Pop HistoryPresident: Dwight D. Eisenhower Vice President: Richard M. Nixon
The 1960sThe population of the United States is 179,979,000
60sNational Debt 286.3 Billion
sixtiesUnemployment is 5.5%
pop history 1960sLife Expectancy: Males 66.6 years, Females 73.1 years
information 60sCost of a first-class stamp is $0.04
events 1960Academy Award : Ben-Hur (click to buy) 
facts 1960Grammy Award : Mack The Knife (click to buy)  (Record), Come Dance With Me (click to buy)  (Album)
pop culture 60'sPulitzer Prize : Advise and Consent (fiction), To Kill a Mockingbird (click to buy)  (non-fiction)
important sixties stuffFirst ever Presidential Debate between John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon, 70 million people tuned in
60s factsFrance tests its first atomic bomb – in the Sahara Desert of Algeria
1960s important eventsThe British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan gave the “Wind of Change” speech in S. Africa (click to read speech)
sixtiesAdolph Coors III, the chairman of the board of the Coors Brewing Company, is kidnapped, and later found murdered
1960's quick factsThe Soviet Union shoots down an American U-2 spy plane and captures its pilot, Francis Gary Powers
pop historyThe FDA approves the first oral contraceptive pill for use as birth control
60s historyIsraeli Mossad agents abduct Adolph Eichmann a Nazi war criminal who was hiding in Brazil and return him to Israel for trail
1960s pop historyFollowing months of protests, Woolworth in Greensboro, N. Carolina serves its first meal to a black customer
1960 pop cultureFidel Castro nationalizes all American and foreign-owned property in Cuba
the year 1960Hurricane Donna kills 50 in the State of Florida and New England
1960s historyCassius Clay wins the Gold Medal for boxing during the 1960 Summer Olympic Games
events in 1960Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
sixtys historyDr. Michael Woodruff carries out the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom
important events 1960D. H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover (click to buy)  is found not guilty of obscenity
The 1960sUnited States Presidential election, 1960 : John F Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon by a slim margin
60 pop historyOver 1000 Cuban refugees per week begin arriving in Florida fleeing Castro’s rule
sixties peopleThe first episode of the classic British TV series Coronation Street (click to buy)  is broadcast
1960 popular historyOther television debuts included:The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons and The Flintstones     (click show title for more info)
The 1960'sOn the music charts itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (click to buy)  managed to climb to the top
60's cultural eventsAlfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (click to buy)  terrifies movie-goer’s, other movies include, The Apartment, The Sundowners, Sons and Lovers

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