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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 199,399,000
60s National Debt is 368.7 Billion (+28.3 billion, mostly due to the war)
sixties Unemployment is 3.8% (unchanged)
pop history 1960s Life Expectancy: 70.2 years
information 60s Family median income = $7,743 (up $600. from 1967)
information 1960s Inflation rate = 4.72%
events 1968 Academy Award : In the Heat of the Night (click to buy) (Best Picture)
facts 1968 Grammy Award : Up-Up and Away (click to buy) (Best Song); Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (click to buy) (Best Album)
pop culture 60's Pulitzer Prize : The Confessions of Nat Turner (click to buy) (Fiction)
60s facts Sen. Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy is shot and critically wounded by Sirhan Sirhan in a Los Angeles hotel after a campaign speech, five other people were wounded
1960's quick facts President Johnson announces he will not seek or accept the nomination of his party for the Presidency
pop history Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead by James Earl Ray as he stepped out on the balcony of his Memphis motel room
60s history Martin Luther King's death sparks race riots in most major U.S. cities causing 50 million in damage with over 22,000 arrests and 46 deaths
1960s pop history North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship violated its territorial waters while spying and held the crew captive for 11 months
1968 pop culture The Tet Offensive sees N. Vietnamese troops attacking targets all over S. Vietnam signalling a worsening of the war for the U.S.
the year 1968 The Democratic National Convention nominates Hubert Humphrey while outside thousands of anti-war protesters are met with a violent response from Chicago police
1960s history The musical "Hair" (click for soundtrack) officially opens on Broadway
imporant events in 1968 Saddam Hussein comes into power in Iraq after a coup d'état
1968 pop culture The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon, protests are held to a minimum because of the location
year 1968 The Consumer Credit Protection Act is passed which included the "Truth in Lending" provisions
1960s history Several planes are hijacked from Florida and forced to land in Cuba prompting future baggage and passenger searches on all flights
events in 1968 Integrated Electronics Corporation (Intel) is founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore
1960s history Mattel produces the first Hot Wheels toy cars
facts about 1968 Boeing introduces it's newest plane the 747
1960s history Former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis
events in 1968 Virginia Slims cigarettes are marketed to women, the "Slims" to remind them that smoking is not fattening
1960s history Marriott Corp. creates Roy Rogers Family Restaurants in cooperation with the cowboy singer
1968 important facts The Jacuzzi Whirlpool bath is introduced at California's Orange County Fair
1960s pop history Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Anne Klein (no relation) all debut their fashions
events of 1968 The following TV shows debuted: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Dad's Army, Adam-12, The Doris Day Show, Mod Squad, 60 Minutes and Hawaii Five-O    (click show title for more info)
pop history of the 60's The 911 emergency telephone number is instituted in around 600 cities
1968's important information A first class stamp climbs to $0.06
1968 quick facts Not nominated for anything nor very popular at the box office, 2001: A Space Odyssey, proved to be out of this world
1968'sinformation Other memorable movies were: Bullitt, Rosemary's Baby, The Green Berets, and The Planet of the Apes


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