1960s important news and events, key technology fashion and popular culture the sixties dominated by the vietnam war, civil rights protests, the 60s also saw the assassinations of us president john f kennedy and martin luther king, cuban missile crisis, and finally ended on a good note when the first man is landed on the moon. The following is a chronological capsule history of 1960s counterculture influential events and milestones beginning decades ahead of the 1960s are included for context relevant to the subject period of the early 1960s through the mid 1970s.
The 1960s timeline key us history events and dates skip to navigation skip to content the 1960s timeline back next how it all went down the appointment of cox, a segregationist, angers civil rights advocates according to some accounts, kennedy appoints cox in order to gain senate judiciary chairman james eastland’s support. A 60's timeline of events one of the things that i would like to do is offer a bit of timeline history on the glorious decade of the sixties it's funny how i can remember certain events and when i became aware of them that distinct awareness deceives me into believing that i have a referential timeline as to when things were invented, or introduced.
Historical events in 1960 see what famous, scandalous and important events happened in 1960 or search by date or keyword. These events, served up on a platter of memory, belong solely to us, the forever spawning generation x, the baby boomers, the ambassadors of a new and exciting decade this timeline is intended to be a fun reminder of just what happened when we were young and rocking this great planet of ours. The appointment of cox, a segregationist, angers civil rights advocates according to some accounts, kennedy appoints cox in order to gain senate judiciary chairman james eastland’s support for thurgood marshall, an african american who kennedy wanted to name to the second circuit court of appeals.
At the start of the 1960s, things seemed pretty much like the 1950s—prosperous, calm and predictable but by 1963, the civil rights movement was making headlines, and the young and vibrant president john f kennedy was assassinated in dallas, one of the most stunning events of the 20th century. The 1960s the 1960s were one of the most tumultuous decades in american history, signified by racial tensions, political assassinations, the war in vietnam, and generational discord. The events are recounted in song on the group's hit 1967 single creeque alley april: beatles john lennon and george harrison experience lsd for the first time at a uk dinner party hosted by harrison's dentist: 98 april: us combat troops in vietnam total 25,000.
The sixties: moments in time this timeline offers a sample of newsworthy happenings from the 1960s the events used in this interactive timeline were chosen on the basis of importance at the time, and continuing significance for american culture at the start of the 21st century.