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Sixties Pop History President: Lyndon B Johnson, Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey


The 1960s The population of the United States is 193,526,000
60s National Debt is 322.3 Billion (+6.2 billion)
sixties Unemployment is 5.2%
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.2 years
information 60s Family median income = $6,900 (up $300. from 1962)
information 60s Cost of a first-class stamp is $0.05
events 1965 Academy Award : My Fair Lady (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1965 Grammy Award : The Girl From Ipanema (click to buy) (Best Song); Hello, Dolly! (click to buy) (Best Album)
pop culture 60's Pulitzer Prize : The Keepers of the House (click to buy) (Fiction)
60s facts Sir Winston Churchill is laid in state at St Paul's Cathedral, his funeral has the largest assembly of statesmen in the world
1960's quick facts Bloody Sunday and the March from Selma to Montgomery, AL witnessed more violence against civil rights activists in Alabama
pop history President Johnson gets the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed quickly in response to the violent events in Selma, AL
60s history Indonesia and Pakistan go to war over border disputes
1960s pop history In Houston, Texas, the Harris County Domed Stadium is opened (later renamed the Astrodome)
1965 pop culture President Johnson's doubles the number of young men who are drafted and doubles troop strength in Vietnam
the year 1965 President Johnson signs a law penalizing the burning of draft cards with up to 5 years in prison and a $1,000 fine
1960s history Hurricane Betsy roars ashore near New Orleans, LA causing $1.42 billion in damage and killing 76
imporant events in 1965 The Tom & Jerry cartoon series debuts on CBS television
1965 pop culture Pope Paul VI visits the United States and holds a Mass at Yankee Stadium
year 1965 Fidel Castro opens up emigration to the US
1960s history Freedom Flights begin, Castro agrees to allow an airlift for Cubans who want to emigrate to the U.S. (by 1971 250,000 Cubans take advantage of this program)
events in 1965 The Pillsbury Doughboy, is created, it later becomes an American icon
1960s history Tokyo officially becomes the largest city in the world, taking the lead from New York City
facts about 1965 France withdraws from NATO
1960s history Racially charged riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles, CA claim 34 lives with over 1000 injured
events in 1965 Two U.S. scientist discover cosmic background radiation which confirms the "Big Bang" theory
1960s history The U.S. Mint switches to "clad" or sandwich coins to conserve silver by eliminating its use in dollars, half-dollars, quarters, and dimes
 famous events in 1965 The New York blackout affects 30 million people in seven states and Ontario and lasts for 13 hours
60s history Alberto VO5 Hairspray is introduced by Alberto-Culver a Canadian Company
 famous events in 1965 Television debuts included: Hogans Heroes, Green Acres, I Deam of Jeannie, My Mother the Car, I Spy, and Get Smart    (click show title for more info)


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