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Sixties Pop History President: John F Kennedy Vice President: Lyndon B Johnson


The 1960s The population of the United States is 185,771,000
60s National Debt 302.9 Billion
sixties Unemployment is 6.7% (up 1.2% from 1961)
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.1 years
information 60s Family median income = $6,000 (up $300. from 1961)
events 1962 Academy Award : West Side Story (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1962 Grammy Award : Moon River: (click to buy) (song), Judy At Carnegie Hall (click to buy) (album)
pop culture 60's Pulitzer Prize : The Edge of Sadness (click to buy) (Fiction)
important sixties stuff The United States Navy Commissions the first SEAL (SEa, Air and Land)Team
60s facts President Kennedy announces an embargo blocking any soviet ships from reaching Cuba
1960's quick facts Francis Gary Powers the U-2 pilot who was shot down over Russia is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin
pop history Adolph Eichmann, the captured Nazi, is found guilty of war crimes and executed in Israel
60s history The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional (Engel v. Vitale)
1960s pop history Wal-Mart opens its first store in Rogers, Arkansas
1962 pop culture American artist Andy Warhol premieres his Campbell's Soup Cans exhibit
the year 1962 AT&T launches Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite
1960s history Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal
imporant events in 1962 Nelson Mandela is arrested and jailed in S. Africa
1962 pop culture The Beatles (click for Beatles pages)replace drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr
year 1962 Johnny Carson takes over as host of NBC's Tonight Show, he hosts the show until 1992
1960s history Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres
events in 1962 The US discovers the building of Soviet missiles in Cuba, in a series of diplomatic and military moves President Kennedy forces their removal from the communist nation
1960s quick facts Britain and France sign an agreement to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner
facts about 1962 Mariner II, the first interplanetary probe, reaches Venus sending the first ever signal from another planet
sixties quick facts Popular dances were of course the twist also the mashed potato, the jerk, the swim, the monkey and the Watusi
1962 facts Television debuts included: The Jetsons, and The Beverly Hillbillies    (click show title for more info)
sixties quick reference Marilyn Monroe apparently committed suicide leading to conspiracy theories centered around her involvement with the Kennedys


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