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

    Apollo 1     Virgil "Gus" Grissom     Ed White     Roger B. Chaffee     Dr. Christiaan Barnard     heart transplant.     Boeing 737     pulsar star     Antony Hewish     DNA     Spirograph      KerPlunk     Action Boy!

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1967 Technology & Gadgets

 

 

apollo1 fire 1967

 

Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee on a launching pad test at Cape Kennedy, Florida. The specific cause was never determined, the fire was blamed upon design flaws in the command module: highly-pressurized 100%-oxygen atmosphere, wiring, plumbing , flammable materials in the cockpit, the hatch release and their flight suits.

 

 

 

dr Christiaan Barnard

 

South African surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard does the first human heart transplant. Recipient, 55 year old Louis Washkansky survived 18 days before he succumbed to pneumonia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boeing 737 from 1967

 

The first Boeing 737 rolls out of the production line to become the most prolific passenger jet in the world.

 

 

 

pulsar star 1967The first pulsar star was discovered by astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish (who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1974). They named the star LGM-1 the acronym for "little green men". The electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves was so constant and so precise extraterrestrial notions in motion at the time.

 

 

DNA created in a test tube

 

1967 Toys & Gadgets

 

action boy 1967

 

 

Action Boy!

A upbeat boy sidekick for the Captain Action Doll. Action Boy comes with a black panther named Khem. In keeping with the popularity of Captain Action dolls having costumes for Superman, Batman, etc., Action Boy has costumes for Superboy, Robin and Aqualad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kerPlunk 1967

 

KerPlunk

Ideal Toys originally marketed this still popular game. Marbles rested upon sticks inside a metal tube as players removed sticks in turn hoping not to be the one causing a marble to fall. The simple, but rather loud sound of the falling marble hitting the base added to the excitement.

 

 

 

 

The Triang pedal car is fitted with a seat belt!



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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.

 

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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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