1960's

Main

Civil Rights Act of 1960

May 6, 1960

Outlawed Discrimination

JFK Becomes President

November 8, 1960

Youngest man to ever become president

Vietnam War

December 11, 1961

900 military advisors land in Saigon

Marilyn Monroe Dies

August 5, 1962

overdose

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

closest nuclear encounter with US and USSR

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech "I Have A Dream"

JFK Assasinated

November 22, 1963

In Dallas

Beatles Come to America

February 7, 1964

start of the "British Invasion"

Malcom-X Assassinated

February 21, 1965

African American Muslim minister, human rights leader, and activist is killed in New York

First Super Bowl is Played

January 15, 1967

Te Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.

Detroit Race Riot

July 23, 1967

Pecipitates the "Long Hot Summer of 1967", when race riots erupt in 159 cities nationwide.

MLK Assassinated

April 4, 1968

Memphis, Tennessee

US Bombs North Vietnamese positions

January 1969

in Cambodia and Laos

Richard Nixon becomes Presiden

January 20, 1969

37th President

Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

July 1969

Gemini 8 and Apollo 11

Woodstock

August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969

White Lake, New York becomes an enormously successful musical and cultural gathering; a milestone for the baby-boom generation

Sesame Street

November 10, 1969

premieres on National Educational Television