Flashback

Here's what was happening in the world while we were in school....  

 


 

   1965

  • 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
  • U.S. government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines

 Music:

  • Beatles:  Help,
  • Supremes: I Hear a Symphony, My World is Empty Without You
  • Rolling Stones:  Get Off of My Cloud

 TV:

  • F-Troop, Lost in Space, Get Smart, Days of Our Lives, A Charlie Brown Christmas premiere

 Sports:

  • Willie Mays’ 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
  • 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City A’s pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
  • Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record 

Famous births:

Famous Deaths:

  • Ben Stiller
  • Brooke Shields
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Robert Downey, Jr
  • Shania Twain
  • Elizabeth Hurley
  • Brad Pitt
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Carrot Top
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • Malcolm X
  • Winston Churchill
  • Nat King Cole

 

 


1966

  • All U.S. cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson says U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
  • 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • 215,000 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam
  • Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
  • Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
  • Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
  • Medicare goes into effect
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Freedom of Information Act
  • Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 and wounds 31 at University of Texas
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • National Organization of Women founded
  • 1st U.S. bombing of Hanoi

Music:

  • Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence, I Am a Rock
  • Beatles:  We Can Work It Out, Paperback Writer
  • John Lennon, says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
  • Barry Sadlers: Ballad of the Green Berets
  • Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
  • Rolling Stones: Aftermath, Paint it Black
  • Kingsmen:  Louie Louie
  • Mamas and Papas: Monday, Monday
  • Beach Boys:  Sloop John B
  • Napoleon XIV: They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!
  • Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock New York
  • Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
  • Donovan: Sunshine Superman
  • Neal Diamond:  Cherry Cherry
  • Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hey Joe
  • Monkees: I'm a Believer

TV:

  • "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward, Rowan and Martin Show, 1st sci-fi soap opera Dark Shadows, Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Star Trek, That Girl, Dr. Seuss “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”  premiere
  • 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)

Sports:

  • Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics and retires
  • San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
  • Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
  • Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41

Famous births:

Famous Deaths:

  • Chris Rock
  • Cindy Crawford
  • John Cusack
  • Mike Tyson
  • Salma Hayek
  • Adam Sandler
  • Lenny Bruce
  • Walt Disney

 

 

 

1967

  • Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee
  • Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
  • U.S. troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War
  • Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union and jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • 100,000,000th U.S. phone connected
  • Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with United Nations help
  • Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested
  • 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
  • Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution
  • Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
  • "Hair" premieres on Broadway
  • Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
  • 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr. Christian Barnard, South Africa)
  • Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
  • DNA created in a test tube
  • 474,300 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam
  • "Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, premieres

Music:

  • Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Sonny and Cher: Beat Goes On
  • Rolling Stones: Let's Spend the Night Together, We Love You
  • Jimi Hendrix:  Purple Haze
  • Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
  • Beatles: Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, All You Need is Love, Magical Mystery Tour
  • Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne
  • The Turtles: Happy Together
  • 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • Aretha Franklin: Respect
  • Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
  • Doors: Light My Fire
  • Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Joe
  • Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
  • Gladys Knight and Pips: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • Otis Redding: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

TV:

  • Milton Berle Show, Fugitive, and What’s My Line last air
  • Newlywed Game, Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Mission Impossible premiere
  • PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs

Sports:

  • Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
  • Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
  • Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title, sentenced to 5 years
  • New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
  • Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles  

Famous births:

Famous Deaths:

  • Dave Matthews
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Julia Roberts
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Matt LeBlanc
  • Faith Hill
  • Boris Becker
  • Harry Connick, Jr
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Ernesto Che Guevara
  • Spencer Tracy
  • Vivien Leigh

 

 


1968

  • 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
  • Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
  • Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea and later released
  • Country's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
  • 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
  • U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold
  • My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
  • North Vietnam agrees to meet U.S. reps to set up preliminary peace talks
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated and buried in Atlanta
  • President Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
  • London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona
  • Students seize administration building at Ohio State
  • Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the U.S. and North Vietnam
  • Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing and is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for pres
  • Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem National Convention and Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
  • 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • 1st live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
  • President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
  • Nixon elected 37th President of U.S., defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • President Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
  • Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell and Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage and astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • Israeli assault on Beirut Airport

 Music:

  • Bobby Goldsboro: Honey
  • Classics IV:  Spooky
  • Beatles: Lady Madonna, Hey Jude
  • LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
  • Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash
  • Simon and Garfunkel: Mrs Robinson
  • Iron Butterfly: In-a-gadda-da-vida (1st heavy metal song to hit charts)
  • David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash premiere together in California

TV:

  • "GE College Bowl" quiz show, nighttime version of Hollywood Squares, One Life to Live, 60 Minutes, and Hawaii Five-O premiere on TV
  • Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV
  • "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV

Sports:

  • Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
  • Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
  • 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
  • Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
  • Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off San Francisco Giant Mike McCormick
  • 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  •  NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" and strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters

Famous births:

Famous Deaths:

  • Guy Ritchie
  • Lucy Lawless
  • Ashley Judd
  • Will Smith
  • Lucy Liu
  • Christian Slater
  • Toni Braxton
  • Halle Berry
  • Celine Dion
  • Helen Keller
  • John Steinbeck
  • Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Robert F Kennedy

 

 

1969
  • Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight from Bristol England
  • 25 members of U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
  • Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO
  • U.S. population reaches 200 million
  • Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
  • Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
  • Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
  • North Korea shoots at U.S. airplane above Japanese sea
  • 1st human eye transplant performed
  • U.S. B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
  • Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
  • U.S. troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
  • Walt Disney World construction begins
  • U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11 -- Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM, GMT
  • Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
  • Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
  • Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days
  • Bank of America World Headquarters dedicated
  • Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
  • Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Wendy's Hamburgers opens
  • 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai South Vietnam, by U.S. is 1st reported
  • Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • U.S. government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II

Music:

  • Supremes: I'm Livin' In Shame, Someday We’ll Be Together
  • BJ Thomas:  Hooked on a Feeling
  • Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)
  • Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
  • Simon and Garfunkel: Boxer
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Give Peace a Chance
  • Tommy James and Shondells: Crystal Blue Persuasion
  • Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Woman
  • 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Fillmore East, New York)
  • Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
  • Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
  • Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane

TV:

  • Jerry Lewis Show second run, last episode of Star Trek (Turnabout Intruder), and Smothers Brothers comedy Hour last air on TV
  • "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

Sports:

  • 1st major league baseball game outside U.S. played (Montreal Canada)
  • After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over New York Mets

Famous Births:

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Matthew Perry
  • Renee Zellweger
  • Anne Heche

Famous deaths:

  • Boris Karloff
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Judy Garland