1960s

Big Events
*Democrat John F. Kennedy wins the U.S. Presidential Election after defeating Republican Richard Nixon. Kennedy became the first Catholic US president and was the youngest person to have been elected into the highest office at that time.
*Togo, Cote D'Ivoire, Chad, Benin, Mauritania, Senegal, and the Central African Republic gain independence from France.
*The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is created.
*The United States decides to send 3,500 U.S. troops to Vietnam.
*TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, is launched by the U.S.

Top 10 Songs of the 1960's
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
A Day in the Life - The Beatles
Light My Fire - The Doors
All Along The Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

10 Popular Cars of the 1960's
1960 Austin Mini
1961 Jaguar XK-E
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
1964 Pontiac GTO
1965 Ford Mustang
1966 Lamborghini Miura
1968 BMW 2002
1965 Toyota 2000GT
1967 Plymouth Barracuda


Instructions for the Twist

Popular Dance Moves from the 1960s
The Loco-Motion
The Mashed Potato
The Twist
The Hitch Hike
The Swim
The Shimmy
The Frug
The Freddie
The Jerk
The Strut

Top 10 Movies of the 1960's
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Psycho 1960
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 1966
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
Once Upon a Time In the West 1968
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
Rosemary's Baby 1968
The Apartment 1960
Le Samourai 1967
8 1/2 1963

Top 10 TV Shows of the 1960's
The Twilight Zone 1959 - 1964
Star Trek: The Original Series 1966 - 1969
Bewitched 1964 - 1972
I Dream of Jeannie 1965 - 1970
The Flintstones 1960 - 1966
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971
Bat Masterson 1958 - 1961
Batman 1966 - 1968
The Addams Family 1964 - 1966
Bonanza 1959 - 1973

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Eggs .57 dozen
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Bacon .66 pound
Potatoes .72 10 pounds
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