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The 1960s in America

Table of Contents

Ralph Abernathy



Abortion



Bella Abzug



Advertising



Affirmative Action



Agent Orange Controversy



Spiro T. Agnew



Agriculture



Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)



Air-Conditioning



Air Force Academy Cheating Scandal



Air Pollution



Alaska Earthquake



Edward Albee



Alcatraz Island Occupation



Lew Alcindor



Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)



Alice’s Restaurant



Woody Allen



Altamont Music Festival



American Bandstand



American Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968



American Indian Movement (AIM)



American Nazi Party



Apollo 1 Disaster



Apollo Space Program



Diane Arbus



Architecture



Arms Race



Art Movements



Arthur Ashe



Assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.



Opening of the Astrodome



Automobiles and Auto Manufacturing



Baby Boomers



Joan Baez



Baker Resignation



James Baldwin



Barbie and Ken Dolls



Baseball



Basketball



Bay of Pigs Invasion



Be-ins and Love-ins



The Beach Boys



Beach Films



Beat Generation



The Beatles



The Bell Jar



Berlin Wall



Leonard Bernstein



Daniel and Philip Berrigan



Biafran War



Bilingual Education Act



Birmingham March



Birth Control



Black Christian Nationalist Movement



Black Liberation Front



Black Like Me



“Black Manifesto”



Black Panthers



Black Power



Black United Students



Blow-up



Julian Bond



Bonnie and Clyde



Boston Five Trial



Boston Strangler



The Boys in the Band



Branch Banks



Richard Brautigan



British Invasion



Gwendolyn Brooks



H. Rap Brown



James Brown



Jim Brown



Brown Berets



Lenny Bruce



William F. Buckley, Jr.



Warren Burger



Business and the Economy



Busing



Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid



Camelot



Cancer



Career Girl Murders



Stokely Carmichael



Rachel Carson



Fidel Castro



Catch-22



Cat’s Cradle



Censorship



Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)



Wilt Chamberlain



Chappaquiddick Scandal



Charlie Brown



César Chávez



John Cheever



Caryl Chessman



Chicago Riots



Chicago Seven Trial



Chicano Movement



Chicano: Twenty-five Pieces of a Chicano Mind



Shirley Chisholm



Church Bombings



City of Night



Civil Rights Act of 1960



Civil Rights Act of 1964



Civil Rights Act of 1968



Civil Rights Movement



Eldridge Cleaver



Cold War



Communes



Communications



Computers



Conant Report



Condon Report



Concorde



The Confessions of Nat Turner



Congress of Racial Equality



Conservatism in Politics



Cool Hand Luke



Corporate Liberalism



Counterculture



Credit and Debt



Crimes and Scandals



Walter Cronkite



Cuban Missile Crisis



Cults



Cyclamates



Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia



Popular Dances



Angela Davis



Days of Rage



Death of a President



Death of Hippie



Decency Rallies



Democratic National Convention of 1968



Demographics of the United States



Detroit Riot



Joan Didion



Joe DiMaggio



Everett Dirksen



Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution



Dr. Strangelove



Invasion of the Dominican Republic



Doors



Draft Resisters



Drug Culture



Bob Dylan



East Village



Easy Rider



Eat a Bowl of Tea



Economic Opportunity Act of 1964



The Economy of Cities



The Ed Sullivan Show



Education



Adolf Eichmann



The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test



Engel v. Vitale



Environmental Movement



Nora Ephron



Equal Pay Act of 1963



Equal Rights Amendment



Billie Sol Estes



Medgar Evers



Marianne Faithfull



Fallout Shelters



Farm Subsidies



Mia Farrow



Fashions and Clothing



Federal Aid to the Arts Bill



The Feminine Mystique



Feminist Movement



Lawrence Ferlinghetti



Film



Bobby Fischer



Fitzpatrick Drug Death



Flast v. Cohen



Peggy Fleming



The Flintstones



Flower Children



Folk Music



Jane Fonda



Food Stamp Program



Football



Abe Fortas



Joe Frazier



Free Love



Free Speech Movement



Freedom Rides



Freedom Summer



Betty Friedan



Gay Liberation Movement



Gemini Space Program



Genetics



Genovese Murder



Geodesic Domes



Gideon v. Wainwright



Gidget Films



Allen Ginsberg



Nikki Giovanni



Barry Goldwater



Golf



The Graduate



Grape Workers’ Strike



Grateful Dead



Great Society Programs



Greenwich Village



Dick Gregory



Griffith-Paret Fight



Griswold v. Connecticut



Gross National Product (GNP)



Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner



Che Guevara



Gulf of Tonkin Incident



Haight-Ashbury



Hair



Hairstyles



Hampton-Clark Deaths



Lorraine Hansberry



Happenings



Darlene Hard



Hare Krishnas



Clement Haynsworth, Jr.



Head Start



Heart of Atlanta Motel v. the United States



Heart Transplants



Carol Heiss



Hell’s Angels



Jimi Hendrix



Eva Hesse



Higher Education Act



Hippies



Hitchcock Films



Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter



J. Edgar Hoover



House Made of Dawn



Federal Housing Laws



Howard Hughes



Human Sexual Response



Hubert Humphrey



Hurricane Betsy



Hurricane Camille



Hush . . . Hush Sweet Charlotte



I Am Curious Yellow



“I Have a Dream” Speech



Immigration



In Cold Blood



In the Heat of the Night



Indians



Inflation



International Trade



Interracial Marriage Laws



Interstate Highway System



Jesse Jackson



Jacobellis v. Ohio



Mick Jagger



James Bond Films



Japanese Imports



Jefferson Airplane



The Jetsons



Job Corps



John Birch Society



Lyndon B. Johnson



Janis Joplin



Katzenbach v. McClung



Edward “Ted” Kennedy



Jacqueline Kennedy



John F. Kennedy



Robert F. Kennedy



Kennedy-Nixon Debates



Kerner Commission Report



Khrushchev’s UN Visit



Kidney Transplants



Billie Jean King



Coretta Scott King



Martin Luther King, Jr.



Henry Kissinger



Sandy Koufax



Ku Klux Klan (KKK)



Lasers



League of Revolutionary Black Workers



Timothy Leary



Liberalism in Politics



Liberty incident



Roy Lichtenstein



Sonny Liston



Literature



Vince Lombardi



The Lord of the Rings



LSD



Lucky Come Hawaii



Eugene McCarthy



George McGovern



Rod McKuen



Marshall McLuhan



Robert McNamara



MAD magazine



Lester Maddox



Norman Mailer



Malcolm X



Vivian Malone



Manson Murders



Mickey Mantle



March Against Death



March on Selma



March on Washington



Marijuana



Mariner Space Program



Roger Maris



Marriage



Thurgood Marshall



Peter Max



Willie Mays



Media



Medicare



Medicine



Medium Cool



Memoirs v. Massachusetts



Mercury Space Program



James H. Meredith



Eve Merriam



Metafiction



Microwave Ovens



Midnight Cowboy



Billy Mills



Minimalism



Miniskirts



Minutemen



Miranda v. Arizona



Miss America Pageant of 1968



Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)



Jessica Mitford



Mod



Monkees



Marilyn Monroe



Monterey Pop Festival



Moon Landing



Moratorium Day



Motion Picture Association of America Rating System



Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Act of 1965



Motown



Mountain of Gold



Music



Edmund Muskie



My Lai Incident



Ralph Nader



The Naked Ape



Joe Namath



Nation of Islam



National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)



National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence



National Indian Youth Council (NIYC)



National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE)



National Organization for Women (NOW)



National States Rights Party



Native American Fishing Rights



New York Riots



New York Times Company v. Sullivan



New York World’s Fair



Newark Riot



Newport Folk Festivals



Jack Nicklaus



Pat Nixon



Richard M. Nixon



Nobel Prizes



Nuclear Reactors



Nuclear Test Ban Treaties



Nureyev Defection



Oakland Riots



Joyce Carol Oates



Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE)



Oh, Calcutta!



Madalyn Murray O’Hair



Olympic Games of 1960



Olympic Games of 1964



Olympic Games of 1968



One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest



Yoko Ono



Op Art



Organized Crime



Lee Harvey Oswald



Arnold Palmer



Paris Peace Talks



Floyd Patterson



Peace Corps



Levitating of the Pentagon



People’s Park, Berkeley



Percy Murder



Photocopying



Photography



Marge Piercy



The Pill



Planet of the Apes



The Plum Plum Pickers



Poetry



Poor People’s March



Pop Art



Pop Psychology



Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.



Power Failure of 1965



Prayer in Schools



Presidential Election of 1960



Presidential Election of 1964



Presidential Election of 1968



Elvis Presley



Leontyne Price



Prosperity and Poverty



Protest Songs



Pueblo



Pulsating Radio Waves



Mary Quant



Quasars, Discovery of



Radio Free Europe



Betsy Rawls



Reapportionment Revolution



Religion and Spirituality



Rock Operas



Nelson A. Rockefeller



Rolling Stones



Rosemary’s Baby



Philip Roth



Route 66



Arthur Rubinstein



Wilma Rudolph



Dean Rusk



Bill Russell



Jim Ryun



San Francisco as Cultural Mecca



Sonia Sanchez



SANE (National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy)



School Desegregation



Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney Deaths



Science and Technology



Scorpion Disappearance



SCUM Manifesto



Sealab



Seattle World’s Fair



Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band



Sex and the Single Girl



Sex-Change Operations



Sexual Revolution



Sam Sheppard



Silicone Injections



Leslie Marmon Silko



Neil Simon



Simon and Garfunkel



Sinatra Kidnapping



Sit-ins



Six-Day War



Skyjackings



Slaughterhouse-Five



Margaret Chase Smith



Tommie Smith and John Carlos Protest



Smoking and Tobacco



The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour



Social Satires



Sonny and Cher



Susan Sontag



The Sound of Music



Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)



Space Race



Speck Murders



Benjamin Spock



Sports



Gloria Steinem



Steppenwolf



Stonewall Inn Riots



Stranger in a Strange Land



The Strawberry Statement



Barbra Streisand



Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)



Student Rights Movement



Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)



Summer of Love



Super Bowl



Supersonic Jets



Supreme Court Decisions



Supremes



Surfing



Jacqueline Susann



Switched-on Bach



Elizabeth Taylor



Teachers Strikes



The Teachings of Don Juan



El Teatro Campesino



Telecommunications Satellites



Television



Tennis



Megan Terry



Tet Offensive



Texas Tower Murders



Thalidomide



Theater



Theater of the Absurd



Hunter S. Thompson



Virgil Thomson



Thresher Disaster



Tiny Tim



To Kill a Mockingbird



Tommy



The Tonight Show



Travel



Trieste Dive



Trips Festival



Triton Submarine



Twiggy



Twist



Two thousand one: A Space Odyssey



Anne Tyler



U-2 Spy Plane Incident



Underground Newspapers



Unemployment



Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)



Unions and Collective Bargaining



United Mexican American Students (UMAS)



John Updike



Urban Renewal



Vatican II



Videocassette recorders (VCR)



Vietnam War



Voting Rights Legislation



George Wallace



War on Poverty



War Resisters League



Andy Warhol



Earl Warren



Warren Report



Washington, D.C., Riots



Water Pollution



Watts Riot



Annie Dodge Wauneka



The Way to Rainy Mountain



Weathermen



Weight Watchers



Welfare State



What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?



White Panthers



Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?



The Wild Bunch



Wilderness Act of 1964



Wolfman Jack



Women in the Workforce



Women’s Identity



Woodstock Festival



World Health Organization (WHO)



Mickey Wright



Yippies



Andrew Young



Young Americans for Freedom



Young Lords



Youth Culture and the Generation Gap



Frank Zappa



Major Films of the 1960’s



Major Broadway Plays and Awardsof the 1960’s



Most-Watched U.S. Television Showsof the 1960’s



Time Line: Major U.S. Legislation of the 1960’s



Time Line: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions in the 1960’s



Best-Selling U.S. Books in the 1960’s



Time Line: Popular Musicians of the 1960’s



Top-Selling U.S. Recordingsof the 1960’s



Time Line: Science and Technology of the 1960’s



Winners of Major Sports Events in the 1960’s



Statistical Look at the United States in the 1960s



Time Line of the 1960’s in America



Pulitzer Prize Winners in the 1960’s



Publisher’s Note