The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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National News of 1960
For What It's Worth in 1960
The mortgage interest rate 1.8%
The cost of new car $2,600
average income $5,315
A gallon of milk 50 cents
A US Postage stamp 4 cents
Unemployment Rate 5.5%
John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson win the Presidency with one of the smallest margins in history - 113,000 votes out of 68.3 million. John F. Kennedy wins the Presidential election.
Nightly news aired for 15 minutes at 7:30pm EST. The anchors are Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on NBC, John Daly on ABC and
...and we are doing the
twist with Chubby Checker and
laughing at Don Knotts on black & white TV.
It was not until 1960 that the Supreme Court began to enforce integration they had unanimously decided upon with their most important decision of the 20th Century, Brown vs. Education, which was argued by Supreme Court Justice to be Thurgood Marshall in 1954. Brown vs Board of Education
Norman Rockwell's famous painting of six year old Ruby Bridges suffering a hail of racial epitaphs and tomatoes as she integrated the first school in New Orleans. The Ruby Bridges website
The first rumblings of an organized civil rights movement begin at a lunch counter in Greensboro,
North Carolina. The Greensboro sit-ins.
Nobel Prizes of 1960
Physics - Donald Arthur Glaser
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Not everybody else was bored in 1960, and there were some adventurers—bearing spears in the Congo or banging shoes at the U.N.—who could hardly be called scientific. But the world of 1960 will readily agree with Chemist Willard Libby that U.S. scientists and their colleagues in other free lands are indeed the true 20th century adventurers, the explorers of the unknown, the real intellectuals of the day, the leaders of mankind's greatest inquiry into the mysteries of matter, of the earth, the universe, and of life itself. Their work shapes the life of every human presently inhabiting the planet, and will influence the destiny of generations to come. Statesmen and savants, builders and even priests are their servants; at a time when science is at the apogee of its power for good or evil, they are the Men of the Year 1960."Time man of the year cover story
World News of 1960
The cold war is in full swing with Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe on the table at the UN telling us he would bury us. More on Nikita Khrushehev 1960 speech
The Berlin Wall is under construction and the Soviet Union was ahead in the Space Race. Why the Berlin Wall was Built
France tests its first atomic bomb in the Sahara desert to join the US, UK and USSR as a Nuclear Power
The sexual revolution of the Sixties begins with women using birth control pills and the first Playboy Club opening in Chicago. Hugh Hefner's first Playboy Club.
900 U.S. military advisers are sent to Vietnam.
Israelis Kidnap Adolf Eichmann from Argentina to Jerusalem
Capt. Gary Powers U-2 Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia
Communist China and Soviet Union split in conflict over Communist ideology.
The Class of 1960
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