The 1960s (pronounced "nineteen-sixties") was  a decade that began on 1 January 1960, and ended on 31 December 1969. The term "1960s" also refers to an era more often called the Sixties, denoting the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends around the globe. This "cultural decade" is more loosely defined than the actual decade, beginning around 1963 with the Kennedy assassination and ending around 1972 with the Watergate scandal.

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Headlines

1960

Capt. Gary Powers U-2 Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia 

Israelis Kidnap Adolf Eichman from Argentina to Jerusalem 

Khrushchev at U.N . Pounds Shoe In Anger. 

John F. Kennedy Wins Democratic Nomination, Nixon wins GOP 

 

Kennedy Wins Presidency, Democrats Sweep Congress 

 

Two White Public Schools in New Orleans Are The First To Integrate. 

 

House Committee Looks Into "Payola" American Bandstand DJ Dick Clark Involved 

Alan Freedman Eight Arrested In Taking Radio Payola 

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Soldiers stop riots at Newport Jazz Festival 

Enovil 10, first contraceptive pill sold for .50 cents each. 

Two airliners collide over Staten Island, 134 die. 

Howdy Doody show ends after 13 years 

Negro Sit-ins Integrate Lunch Counter In Greensboro North Carolina 

Floyd Patterson is first fighter to regain title by beating Ingemar Johanson 

Castro Nationalizes all American property 

Black runner Wilma Rudolph wins 3 Olympic gold medals 

Kennedy and Nixon meet in first televised Presidential debate 

Emily Post, Queen of etiquette dies

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Economy

1960

President: Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Vice President: Richard M. Nixon 


Population: 180,671,158 

Life expectancy: 69.7 years 


Dow-Jones  

High: 685 

Low: 566 


Federal spending: $92.19 billion 

Federal debt: $290.5 billion 

Inflation: 1.4% 

Consumer Price Index: 29.6 

Unemployment: 5.5%

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Prices

1960

Cost of a new home: $16,500.00 

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.04 

Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.31 

Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.57 

Cost of a gallon of Milk: $0.49

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Sports

Wilma Rudolph

Sport (Years Played): Track and Field (1956-1962)
 

Football

1960

 NFL : Philadelphia 17 - Green Bay 13 

  

Pro MVP: Norm Van Brocklin, Phi., QB & Joe Schmidt, Detroit, LB 

  

College Football: Minnesota 

  

Heisman Trophy: Joe Bellino, Navy, HB 

  

Rose Bowl: Washington 17, Minnesota 7 

Orange Bowl: Missouri 21, Navy 14 

Cotton Bowl: Duke 7, Arkansas 6 

Sugar Bowl: Mississippi 14, Rice 6 

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Muhammad Ali

Sport (Years Played): Boxing (1960-1981)
 

Basketball

1960

NBA Championship 

Winner: BOSTON 4-3 (WLWLWLW) - Coach: Red Auerbach 

Opposing Team: St. Louis Hawks - Coach: Ed Macauley 

  

NBA MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, C Ave Score: 37.6 

  

NCAA National Champions: Ohio State 25-3 - Coach: Fred Taylor 

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1966 Texas Western Basketball Team

Sport (Years Played): Basketball
 

Baseball

1960

World Series 

Winner:  PITTSBURGH 4-3 (WLLWWLW) - Coach: Danny Murtaugh 

Opposing Team: NY Yankees - Coach: Casey Stengel 

  

National League 

MVP: Dick Groat, Pit -  SS 

Rookie of the Year: Frank Howard, LA -  OF 

  

American League 

MVP: Roger Maris, NY -  OF 

Rookie of the Year: Ron Hansen, Bal -  SS 

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