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The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

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1968 Technology & Gadgets

 

The Big Mac

the big mac 1968


Two all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion and special sauce served on a sesame seed bun

 

 

c-5a Galaxy 1968

 

Lockheed produces the biggest plane in the world, the C-5A Galaxy for the USAF.

 

 

call 911America's first emergency 911 system went into service in Haleyville, Alabama. Because of technical switching and phone systems not in line to government systems 911 calls did not become universal until 1981.

 

 

 

london bridge 1968

 

London Bridge is bought by oil executive and real estate magnate Robert McCulloch, who re assembled it as a publicity stunt to put his new tourist attraction of Lake Havasu City, Arizona on the map. London bridge not to be confused with the Tower Bridge shown below.

 

 

tower bridge 1968

 

America's second Nuclear-powered sub the USS Scorpion with 99 men aboard sank off the coast of the Azores in the East Atlantic. The nuclear sub USS Thresher sank off the coast of Maine in 1963

 

 

The Soviet Union Soyuz 4 and 5 completed the 1st docking of manned spacecraft.

 

 

1968 Toys & Gadgets

 

ride-a-roo 1968

 

Ride-a-Roo ball in England is launched and with the help of the Ride a Roo song by Theresa Brewer both become a hit.

 

joe 90 1968

 

British toy Joe 90 kits hit big from the animated TV series of the same name. Now a favorite of collectors.,

 

 

 

instant insanity 1968

 

Instant Insanity, the popular puzzle blocks that were the precursor to Rubik's Cube.

 

paint wheels 1968

 

Paint wheels were really just paint brushes that applied paint by rolling wheels.

 

 

hot wheels 1968

Hot Wheels are designed by California artist Rick Irons for Mattel giving Tyco's Matchbox competition.

 

 

 

Sindy is the top doll and wins Toy of the Year for 1968.

 



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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.

 

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