1960 Headline News
Captain 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.
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.
Enovil 10, first contraceptive pill sold for .50 cents each.
Howdy Doody show ends after 13 years.
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.
1961 Headline News
Russian Astronaut Yuri Gayarin First Man in Space Circles Globe.
Anti-Castro Cubans Fail in Assault At Bay Of Pigs.
First U.S. Manned Flight with Alan Shepard Stays in Space For 15 Minutes.
East Germans Build Berlin Wall, Tensions Rise, Thousands flee.
JFK Advises "Prudent Family" to Have Bomb Shelter.
First US Solid-Fuel Missile Is Launched.
Bay Of Pigs Landing Is Fiasco, Castro Makes Cuba Socialist; Ends Vote.
Yo-Yo's become national craze.
Earnst Hemingway dies of self-inflicted gunshot.
Ray Krock opens 200 McDonalds in Southern California.
Kennedy creates the Peace Corps, announces at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
X-15 rocket plane reached a record altitude of 31.25 miles.
Forty more "Dead Sea " scrolls are found in Palestine.
1962 Headline News
Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba to Prevent Soviet Missile Deployment.
John Glen First American to Orbit Earth, 3 Revolutions.
Federal Troops Go To Univ. of Mississippi To Register First Black, James Meredith.
Marilyn Monroe dies of Overdose.
Two of The Flying Wallendas Killed During High Wire Act In Detroit.
U-2 Pilot Gary Powers Traded For Spymaster Rudolf Abel.
JFK Orders Total Ban On Cuban Products. Adolf Eichman Hanged in Jerusalem.
Author William Faulkner dies.
Mariner II is first interplanetary probe, it goes around Venus.
My Fair Lady, Longest running musical closes after 2,717 performances.
Diet Right and Tab make their first appearance.
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in one game.
Kennedy gets steel companies to roll back prices.
1963 Headline News
Pope John XXIII Dies, Pope Paul VI Is Elected.
250,000 march for Civil Rights in Washington.
President Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas.
Texan Jack Ruby Shots Oswald During Live News Coverage.
Soviet Missiles Out Of Cuba, Troops Will Stay.
N.Y. News Papers Struck For 114 days.
Supreme Court Decides Poor Must Have Lawyers.
Governor George Wallace Is Adamant On Race As Negroes Resist.
Kennedy Sends Troops To Calm Alabama.
Sniper Kills Negro Leader Medgar Evers.
Aldous Huxley dies.
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" is a big hit.
Beatles have there first big success, "I Want To Hold our Hand".
Valium is introduced by Roche Labs.
First metal tennis racquet introduced.Soviet Union puts first women in space.
Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream".
Greatest train robbery, England, 5 million in cash and jewels in 15 minutes.
Direct "HOTLINE" between Washington and Moscow operational.
1964 Headline News
James Hoffa Gets 8 Years for Jury Tampering.
Warren Commission says Oswald acted alone in Kennedy Assassination.
Martin Luther King Wins Nobel Peace Prize.
China Explodes First A-Bomb.
LBJ Wins landslide Victory 43 Million to 27 Million.
Arnold Palmer Wins Fourth Masters.
Stampede Kills 300 at Peru Soccer Game.
Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswalds murder.
Soviet Union Now Using Spy Satellites.
Supreme Court upholds Civil Rights Act.
US Surgeon General links smoking to cancer.
Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston for boxing heavy weight title.
Jim Ryun at 17 years old runs a 3.50 minute mile.
August 8, US begins bombing North Vietnam.
Beatles arrive in US and launch the "British Invasion".
Ford introduces the sporty "Mustang"