Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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A retro journey through the news, history and counter culture of the 1960s

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The Nation 1969

The Eagle has Landed


On July 21, 1969 Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Edwin Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on an object beyond the Earth. With the words


Foot print moon 1969



"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"


Neil Armstrong changed the world forever. The most important event in human history.





Richard Nixon 1969

Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as President of the United States. B-52's drop 3,000 pounders on Cambodia while the biggest anti war protest thus far, the October 15th Vietnam Moratorium Day.



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Manson Family 1969

manson text 1969

1969 military draftOn December 15th Representative Alexander Pirnie from New York draws number 257 in the first U.S. government military draft lottery since WW II. The number corresponds to the 257th day of the year, young men born on Sept 14th packed their bags.



Ted Kennedy 1969Senator Edward Kennedy's hopes of ever becoming President ended on July 18th when he drove off a small wooden bridge in Chappaquiddic, Massachusetts ending the life of 29 year old Mary Jo Kopechne, a teacher and campaign employee of Robert Kennedy's recent run for President. Kennedy was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and sentenced to 2 months which was deferred.


stonewall inn 1968


In a political move to clean up New York City, Mayor John Lindsay had the Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village. The fight lasted 3 days with thousands of gay men beaten by police. Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Are Stinging Mad






Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire.




Time Man of the Year 1969


"Middle America's villains are less easily singled out. Yippie Abbie Hoffman or S.D.S. leaders like Mark Rudd are hardly important enough by themselves to constitute major devils. With such faceless groups as the Weathermen, they merely serve as symbols of all the radicals who pronounce the country evil and ripe for destruction. Disliked, too, are the vaguely identified "liberals" and "intellectuals" who are seen as sympathizing with the radicals. Perhaps the most authentic individual villains to Middle America are the Black Panther leaders, Eldridge Cleaver and Bobby Seale." 1969 Man of the Year cover story



The World 1969


golda meir 1969


Golda Meir
becomes Israel's 4th Prime Minister and first woman Prime Minister of the West. She was known as the"Iron Lady" before that title was given to Margaret Thatcher.





yasser arafat 1969
Yassar Arafat
commander of the Fatah takes over as chairman of Palestinian Liberation Organization. Considered a bad man by one side and a freedom fighter by the other, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for being more reasonable than most.


Charles de Gaulle 1968


After 10 years as a successful President of France Charles de Gaulle resigned to hand power over to Georges Pompidou. De Gaulle was to France much like Dwight Eisenhower was to America.







canada 1969

expresses its progressive roots by banning tobacco advertising on radio and TV, and legalizes both contraception and abortion.



great britian 1969

takes the lead in modern civilization by abolishing capital punishment.




Nobel Prizes



Physics - Murray Gell-Mann
Chemistry - Derek Harold Richard Barton, Odd Hassel
Physiology or Medicine - Max Delbrück, Alfred Hershey, Salvador Luria
Literature - Samuel Beckett
Peace - International Labour Organization

Economics - Ragnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen



Class of 1969



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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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