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

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1965 Technology & Gadgets


first space walk

Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov is the first human to leave a spacecraft and walk in space.




the mini skirt mary quant



Mary Quant (far right) designs the Mini Skirt which appears in London and becomes the fashion statement of the 60's.









gateway arch


The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was designed by archetect Eero Saarinen is a catenary curve, the shape a free-hanging chain takes when held at both ends. The span of the Arch legs at ground level is 630 feet, the same as its height.







Soft contact lenses

First Satellite Call

The Optical Disk is invented by James Russell.

Respirator replaces the Iron Lung.



1965 Toys & Gadgets



Perhaps the most irritating toy ever made! The V-Rroom suffered many Noise Abatement Society complaints.


see n say

The original See 'n Say required no batteries and was driven by pulling a string or lever. The most popular version of See 'n Say is probably the one entitled "The Farmer Says"





operation game
- Invented by John Spinello. A battery-operated game testing hand-eye co-ordination. Made by Milton Bradley it is still in production.speaker 1960





The Spirograph is invented by Denys Fisher which was originally distributed by Kenner before it was sold to Hasbro.




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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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