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

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1962 history

1962 television
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1962 movies &celebrities
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1962 sports

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1962 Technology & Gadgets


Alan Shepard 1962john glenn 1962


In 1962 the first American in Space was a 15 minute flight by Alan Shepard followed by John Glenn who became the first American to orbit the Earth (3 times round).


Mariner II  1962

Mariner II is the first interplanetary probe. It reached Venus to became the first spacecraft to return useful scientific information from another planet.



telstar 1962




Telstar It broadcast the first satellite television broadcast.







Light Emitting Diodes - LED 1962


Light Emitting Diodes - LEDs - were invented which changed the way we see things.


1962 Toys & Gadgets





slinky 1962The Slinky was invented in 1943 by Richard James and first sold by Gimbal's Department stores in 1945. In 1960 Richard James gave all his money to a religious cult and moved to Bolivia. In 1962 his wife Betty James, reorganized the company, began an advertising campaign and gave us the Slinky we know today.




tab cola 1962






Diet Rite and Tab make there first appearance as sugarless colas.








Silicone breast implants 1962



Silicone breast implants are used for the first time by plastic surgeons in  Houston, Texas

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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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