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Sixties Pop History (prior to 11/22/63) President: John F Kennedy, Vice President: Lyndon B Johnson
(11/22/63 until 1/20/65) President: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: None

The 1960s The population of the United States is 188,483,000
60s National Debt is 310.3 Billion
sixties Unemployment is 5.5%
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.1 years
information 60s Family median income = $6,200 (up $200. from 1962)
events 1963 Academy Award : Lawrence of Arabia (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1963 Grammy Award : I Left My Heart in San Francisco (click to buy) (Album) What Kind of Fool Am I (click to buy) (Song)
pop culture 60's Pulitzer Prize : The Reivers (click to buy) (Fiction)
important sixties stuff President John F Kennedy is shot and killed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX while riding in a Presidential motorcade(read more at: Kennedy Assassination pages)
60s facts President Kennedy's assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested several hours later hiding in a movie theater in Dallas (read more at: Lee Harvey Oswald page)
1960's quick facts Oswald is murdered two days later by Jack Ruby on national TV during his transfer to the County Jail (read more at: Lee Harvey Oswald page 3)
pop history Lyndon Johnson is hastily sworn in as the 36th President
60s history The US has no Vice President until 1965 when Hubert Humphrey was elected
1960s pop history Patsy Cline, country music superstar, is killed in a plane crash along with fellow performers Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas
1963 pop culture The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the poor must have lawyers, paving the way for the Public Defenders Office
the year 1963 The Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay is ordered shut by Attorney General Robert Kennedy
1960s history The longest running soap opera General Hospital debuts
imporant events in 1963 The Coca-Cola Company announces its first diet drink, TAB cola
1963 pop culture George C. Wallace is elected Alabama Governor on a platform which promised racial segregation
year 1963 ZIP Codes are used for the first time in the U.S.
1960s history The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty
events in 1963 The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio
1960s history The BBC television series Doctor Who airs it's first episode
facts about 1963 Instant Replay was invented by Tony Verna, a CBS-TV director
1960s history The Warren Commission is established by President Johnson to investigate the assassignation of President Kennedy
1960s history The first woman in space was Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova aboard the USSR's Vostok 6 spacecraft
events in 1963 The Beatles release I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There, in the US
1960s history Harvey Ball draws the now iconic smiley face symbol for an advertising campaign
popular events of 1963 Debuting on television were: My Favorite Martian, The Fugitive and Petticoat Junction
sixties pop history In movies a new genre emereged, the beach movie, with Beach Party being the first of many

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