Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Clint Black     Axl Rose     Garth Brooks     Sheryl Crow     Steve Irwin     Jon Bon Jovi     Herschel Walker      Darryl Strawberry      MC Hammer      Emilio Estevez     Clyde Drexler     Paula Abdul     Tom Cruise     Roger Clemens      Demi Moore      Jodie Foster      Jon Stewart      Paul Dobson Born in 1962

1962 - A retro journey through the news and history of the Sixties

Ernie Kovacs     Lucky Luciano      Adolf Eichmann      William Faulkner      Marilyn Monroe      Eleanor Roosevelt      Charles Laughton Passed in 1962

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The Nation 1962

Marylin Monroe Happy Birthday JFK


James Meredith 1962


Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black orders the immediate admittance of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. Governor Ross Barnett bars Meredith's entry no matter. President Kennedy federalizes the National Guard and forces his admittance.



"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen."

In Engel v. Vitale, in a 6 to 1 ruling the US Supreme Court ruled that state-sponsored prayer in schools was unconstitutional. Engel became the basis for several subsequent decisions which have all reinforced the concept of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment. 


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."


The Flying Wallendas 1962


Two of The Flying Wallendas are killed and one paralyzed during their high wire act in Detroit.


First Wal-Mart 1962


The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas.



Class of 1962




pope john xxiii 1962


Angelo Roncalli became Pope John the XXIII in 1958. His election was controversial as they picked the liberal over the conservative as expected. He became known as "Good Pope John" and is said to be the most loved Pope in history. Though he died early in 1963 from stomach cancer, it was he who called and convened the transforming Vatican II.



The World 1962


Cuban Missile Crisis


President Kennedy Orders a Total Ban On Cuban Products

fidel castro and che 1962


Cuba sentences, then ransoms Bay of Pigs invaders






cuban missile silos 1962



Kennedy receives satellite pictures of Russian nuclear weapon silos in Cuba.




Kennedy orders Blockade of Cuba and for six days in October, the President, Attorney General Robert Kennedy and the cabinet huddle in the White House to divert nuclear war.



The Cuban Missile Crisis ends when the United States agrees not to invade Cuba, and the Soviets withdraw their missiles from Cuba. Soviets lose face.


The United Nations condemns apartheid in South Africa and calls for a cease in military and economic relations from all members.



Nobel Prizes 1962


Physics - Lev Davidovich Landau
Chemistry - Max Ferdinand Perutz, John Cowdery Kendrew
Physiology or Medicine - Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson, Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins
Literature - John Steinbeck
Peace - Linus Carl Pauling

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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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