John F. Kennedy is elected 35th President of the U.S., defeating Vice President Richard. M. Nixon. It was the closest election in US history.
Freedom riders - civil rights activists who traveled on public transportation across the south to challenge segregated seating.
MLK Jr. delivered the " I have a dream" speech.
The song that got them there was "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
Medicare is signed into law in the U.S. Senior citizens now have a healthcare safety net.
The New York Times publishes a petition to end the Vietnam War. 6400 signatures including many clergy.
The Beatles release John Lennon's psychedelic coda, I Am the Walrus.
Police kill 3 blacks protesting segregation at a South Carolina bowling alley. Mostly known as the Orangeburg massacre.
Cover story on LOOK: "How Hippies Raise their Children."
The 3 day Woodstock festival is attended by an estimated total of 300,000-500,000 people.