decade of the 1960s (1960-1969)

The 1960s was a decade in the Anno Domini and Common Era in the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 1960 and ended on December 31, 1969. It is distinct from the decade known as the 197th decade which began on January 1, 1961 and ended on December 31, 1970. Many things happened in the sixties, including the Space Race, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War.

Top, L-R: A soldier crawls on the ground in the Vietnam War; The Beatles, part of the British Invasion, change music in the United States and around the world.
Centre, L-R: John F. Kennedy is assassinated in 1963, after serving as president for three years; Martin Luther King Jr. makes his famous I Have a Dream Speech to a crowd of over a million; millions participate in the Woodstock Festival of 1969.
Bottom, L-R: China's Mao Zedong puts forward the Great Leap Forward plan; the Stonewall Inn, site of major demonstrations for gay and lesbian rights; for the first time in history, a human being sets foot on the Moon, in the Moon landing of July 1969
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s1960s1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture

The 1960s term also refers to an era more often called the Sixties. This was a set of cultural and political trends around the globe. This "cultural decade" is loosely defined as beginning around 1963 and ending around 1974.[1][2]

The social revolution of the 1960s was part of a wider counterculture. Old ways were changed, new ways taken up. Typical was the introduction of the birth control pill, and its effect on sexual activity, widespread use of certain drugs and a general disrespect for traditional ways.

Pop art also started in the 1960s.

Events change

Important people change

Actor change

Actress change

Director change

Footballer change

Musician change

World Leader change

References change

  1. Barth, John 1984. Intro to The Literature of Exhaustion, in The Friday Book.
  2. Maslin, Janet (5 November 2007). "Brokaw explores another turning point, the '60s". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 August 2011.