60's timeline

A Decade of Change:

A 60's timeline of events

One of the things that I would like to do is offer a bit of timeline history on the glorious decade of the sixties. It's funny how I can remember certain events and when I became aware of them. That distinct awareness deceives me into believing that I have a referential timeline as to when things were invented, or introduced. For example, I can recall being remotely aware of zip codes in the late sixties, when in fact they were introduced much earlier.

Here, history presents itself to our scrutinous eyes as we re-live world events that so makes up the chemistry and essence of our very Boomer being. The history is interesting, wierd, and fun. Most important however, is that we lived through it all, and were able to see some of the most significant, beautiful, tragic, and fascinating happenings of all time. These events, served up on a platter of memory, belong solely to us, the forever spawning "Generation X", the "Baby Boomers", the ambassadors of a new and exciting decade.

This timeline is intended to be a fun reminder of just what happened when we were young and rocking this great planet of ours. So, with that all said and done, shall we go back in time? Let's do.

The 60's Timeline: a brief overview of events

1960   1961   1962   1963   1964   1965   1966   1967   1968   1969  

Information Sources:


flintstoneskruschevelvisA bomb


john f. kennedyroger marisdnavietnam


cuban missile crisiskennedydiet rite colasite


jfkmonkmarilyn monroepatsy cline


dr. no1964beatlesmalcolm x


charlie brownjefferson airplanebob dylanmarch


grinchstar trekantonacid




bobby kennedywhitefolsom martin


moon landingmansonaltamonteasy rider

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    Lakeville, CT : Grey House, 1999.xiii, Millennium ed., 2nd ed.
  2. "American chronicle : year by year through the twentieth century"
    Lois Gordon and Alan Gordon ; with an introduction by Roger Rosenblatt.
    New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c1999.
  3. Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960#January