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The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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1966 - A retro journey through the news and history of the Sixties

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The Nation 1966


vietnam 1966

President Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended. He adds 8,000 more U.S. soldiers in February to total 190,000 and another 60, 000 by April to make the total U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000. B-52's begin drops on Hanoi and Haiphong

b52s droping on North Vietnam



allen Ginsberg peace 1966

On March 26 demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War. On May 15 Tens of thousands demonstrators picket the White House, then rally at the Washington Monument where Martin Luther King Jr. makes his first public speech denouncing our presence in Vietnam.




james merideth 1966Civil rights activist James Meredith is shotdown while in a civil rights march across Mississippi. A few weeks later Martin Luther King is struck by a rock thrown from an angry white mob in a civil rights march in Chicago .


black panthers 1966



And is it any wonder that Bobby Seale and Huey Newton found the Black Panther Party?









betty friedan NOW 1966


In June, 1966, Betty Friedan and 27 other women and men founded The National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, DC.








richard speck 1966






Richard Speck was arrested in the after the bodies of 8 student nurses are found in a Chicago woman's dormitory.










Miranda - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.


time man of the year 1966


The Baby Boomers. The first generation of Americans who grew up safe, secure and middle class. Shunning cultural, political and religious tradition they moved us forward and into trouble.



The World 1966


hydrogen missiles in Spain 1966

The Palomares Incident
. While fueling over over Spain, a B-52 collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker dropping four 1.5 megaton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares. One in the sea was recovered and three disintegrated and dispersed plutonium around Palomaies. 2000 tons of radio active earth were scraped up and sent to America.



soviet luna 10 1966

The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon. Later in the year they launch Luna 10, which becomes the first space probe to enter orbit the Moon. And their launch of Venera 3 crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.





Indira Gandhi 1966
Indira Gandhi
is elected Prime Minister of India. She held the position until 1977 when she was ousted for political shenanigans. She overcame the problems and was elected again in 1980 only to be shot by religious extremists in 1984.





charles de gaulle 1966
At the bequest of President Charles DeGaule, France formally withdraws from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO Headquarters are moved from Paris to Brussels.







The Vatican abolishes the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of banned books).



Nobel Prizes 1966



Physics - Alfred Kastler
Chemistry - Robert S. Mulliken
Physiology or Medicine - Peyton Rous, Charles Brenton Huggins
Literature - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs
Peace - n/a



Class of 1966



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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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