Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

Enovil 10     TIROS-1     Chatty Cathy      Ansafone     Legos     Etch-a-Sketch     Echo     Modem     Laser     Teflon     ATM     Hologram     Rank Xerox Standard 1385

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1960 history
1960 television
1960 music
1960 movies &celebrities

1960 books & comedy
1960 cars & races
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1960 Gadgets


envovil-10 1960The Pill

Enovid 10, the first birth control pill went on sale in Skokie, Ilinois for 50 cents a day which began the sexual revolution.
Enovid 10



ansafone 1960


The Answering Machine


Kazuo Hashimoto Invents the Ansafone sold in the USA as an Automatic Telephone Answering Machine. Ansafone

speaker 1960






tiros-1 1960


TIROS-1 Weather Satellite


The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1.





echo 1960Communications Satellite 


AT&T Labs launched Echo, a giant balloon to bounce signals between ground based receivers. Echo



xeros 1960The Copy Machine


The Rank Xerox Standard 1385 copying machine goes to market. The Xeros 1385


1960 Toys


chatty cathy 1960



Chatty Cathy


First popular talking doll, spoke 11 random phrases at the pull of a string. The original voice was June Foray who also did the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel in the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons. Chatty Cathy

speaker 1960






legos 1960


Legos - The Brits successfully enter the American toy market with Legos.






etch-a-sketch 1960



High tech toy from France is a big hit, everyone seems to have had one at one time or another. Etch-a-Sketch



More Gadgets



The Modem

Bell Telephone Laboratories invent the modem using the binary code patented by Jean-Emile Baudot in 1874.


The Laser

Theodore Maiman uses a synthetic ruby to build first true laser.


Teflon Non-sticking cookware goes on sale at Macy's in New York



The Hologram

Heart Pacemaker

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Sixties Pizzazz


The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.


These websites are safe for Middle school and above.


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Sixties Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Seventies Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.



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Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
The 1960s
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