1960-1969 A.D. - Martin Luther King, JFK & The Moon

This decade is jam packed.

I wish I could go back and witness such historical events, hear the awesome music played live, and dress up in an outfit that has a matching hat and gloves. Who do you know that remembers the 60s really well? 

(Feature Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. at St. Paul Campus MN)

 

1960

Dwight D. Eisenhower is president – Queen Elizabeth is on the throne of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 7 years old

April 14, Tamla Records becomes Motown Records and is based in Detroit, Michigan, USA; "Motown" is made up of the words "Motor" and "Town" which became a nickname for Detroit; Tamla Records was founded by Berry Gordy (1929-present) in 1959 (Photo: The "Hitsville USA" house purchased by Gordy in 1959; he converted it into a recording studio for Motown Records)

The Beetles form as a band in Liverpool, England

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 4 years old

October 3, The first episode of The Andy Griffith Show airs

November 25, John F. Kennedy Jr. is born in Washington D.C., and Amy Grant is born in Augusta, Georgia, USA 

The Guatemalan Civil War begins (lasts until 1996) (Photo: Ixil people--a Mayan people indigenous to Guatemala--carry the remains of their loved ones who were massacred during the civil war in the year 2012, between 140,000-200,000 people will be killed or disappear during this conflict)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) accomplishes its first goal by transferring all civilian space programs to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and military space programs to the various branches of the U.S. armed forces (Photo: Technicians work on the first weather satellite, Credit: NASA photo)

 December 10, Disney's The Swiss Family Robinson releases in theaters

The Stadio Olimpico is built in Rome; It is designed by the same man who will go on to design the Pope’s audience hall later in 1971, the Stadio Olimpico can hold up to 100,000 people if the field space is used, the stadium gets rebuilt for the 1990 FIFA World Cup

Norman Chandler passes off his publishing empire, which includes the Los Angeles Times, to his son Otis Chandler (the Chandler family eventually ends their more than 100 years of involvement with the business in 2007, today, the family’s fortune is held in multiple trusts and is estimated to be $4.2 billion)

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1961

John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th president of the United States on January 20 – Queen Elizabeth is on the throne of England

January 4, Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian-Irish Nobel Prize winning physicist, dies (b. 1887)  

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 8 years old

February 20, Gloria Vanderbilt (Anderson Cooper's mom) turns 37 years old (d. 2019)

Michael Rockefeller (great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, and son of Nelson Rockefeller, the New York governor) goes missing on an anthropological expedition in New Guinea/Indonesia when his boat is overturned; His body will never be found and he will be legally declared dead in 1964

June 6, Karl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist dies after a short illness

July 2, Ernest Hemingway commits suicide in Ketchum, Idaho (b. 1899), it is worth noting that his father had committed suicide as well, as had his sister and brother, he had become worried about money, his safety, and that he would never be able to return to Cuba to get his unfinished manuscripts he had left in a bank vault—he was also paranoid that the FBI was watching him, and according to Wikipedia, they had actually opened a file on him during WWII (Photo: Hemingway in 1960, Credit: Associated Press)

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 5 years old

August 4, Barack Hussein Obama is born in Honolulu, Hawaii; He will become the 44th president of The United States of America between the years 2009-2016

August 13, Construction begins on the Berlin Wall, dividing east and west Germany, construction of the wall commenced by the German Democratic Republic (Photo: Picture of construction on November 11, Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

October 3, The TV show The Dick Van Dyke Show airs its first episode

October 5, The film Breakfast at Tiffany’s is released in theaters, starring Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

November 19, Actress Meg Ryan is born in Fairfield, Connecticut (Photo: Ryan in the movie You've Got Mail 37 years from now in the year 1998)

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1962

John F. Kennedy is president – Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne of England

Second Vatican Council begins (lasts until 1965), the First Vatican Council was from 1869-1870, before that it was the Council of Trent 1545-1563

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 9 years old

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 6 years old

Stephen Hawking graduates from Oxford University

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1963

John F. Kennedy is president (until November 22) – Elizabeth II is queen of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 10 years old

July 7, Disney’s Summer Magic releases in theaters, starring Haley Mills

Judy Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli, now 16 years old, is in a play called “Best Foot Forward” which runs for seven months

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 7 years old

August 9, Singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

August 28, Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech during the  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

November 22, C.S. Lewis passes away in Oxford, England and JFK is assassinated (making vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States)

December 18, Actor, Brad Pitt is born (Photo: Brad Pitt (left) and George Clooney (right), in the movie Ocean's 11 38 years from now in the year 2001, Clooney's aunt Rosemary Clooney is an actress in Hollywood right now)

The United States’ paper currency goes from being United States Notes to Federal Reserve Notes; America is now indebted to the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank; From here on out, the USA is not using American backed currency; In other words, a private bank, with bankers who have their own interests, is printing money that looks American, but is actually putting America in debt to these private bankers; Remember, since the Act of 1871, the United States is now THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC. The government is a corporation (not the entire country, just the government); Also remember that three powerful men who were opposed to the creation of the Federal Reserved Bank died on the Titanic in 1912, the Federal Reserve Bank was ratified by Congress in 1913, and World War One broke out in 1914. Just keep all this in mind.

(Photo: Top - 1963 Five dollar bill that reads "United States Note" at the top, Bottom - 1963 Hundred dollar bill that reads "Federal Reserve Note") 

 

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"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning"

- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

 

Oh, and remember...Nelson Rockefeller is still governor of New York

 

1964

Lyndon B. Johnson is president – Elizabeth II is queen of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 11 years old

May 20, The movie Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley and Anne Margret is released in theaters

 

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 8 years old

July 15, Universal Studios (the theme park) opens

September 24, The TV show The Munsters airs its first episode

August 27, Disney’s Mary Poppins releases in theaters (in LA)

October 21, My Fair Lady releases in theaters

Bill Gates’ dad co-founds a law firm called Shidler McBroom & Gates (later called Preston Gates & Ellis)

Rütger Wever, a German Scientist, begins experiments to understand more about human circadian rhythms (wake/sleep cycles); Over the next 30 years he performs 417 experiments on 447 volunteers by putting them in an underground bunker completely sealed off from the natural resonances of the earth and all external sleep/wake time cues to see what would happen; He finds that when, unbeknownst to the subjects, he filters the 7.83 Hz frequency (Schumann Resonance, or Earth Resonance) into the bunker by using a magnetic pulse generator, the subjects were physically and mentally healthier, and when it was filtered out the subjects began to suffer physically and mentally (the experiments end in 1989)

Congress passes the Wilderness Act “to secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness” (from plaque in Muir Woods)

Judy Garland invites her daughter, Liza Minnelli, to be in a show with her at the London Paladium; The first night sells out and a second night is added, the show is a turning point in Liza’s career and her relationship with her mother

December 21, The song "My Girl" by The Temptations releases (Photo: The Temptations in 1964, Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1965

Lyndon B. Johnson is president – Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 12

January 24, Winston Churchill dies, aged 90, in London, England (b. 1874)

February 21, Malcolm Little (Malcolm X) is assassinated

April 1, The Sound of Music releases in theaters

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 9 

November 15, Walt Disney and his brother Roy attend a conference in Florida with Florida Governor Haydon Burns to announce the plans for Walt Disney World, which will open in the year 1971

Pericle Fazzini is commissioned by the Vatican to provide a backdrop to the Pope’s audience hall, he sculpts “The Resurrection” which is Jesus rising from a nuclear blast in the Garden of Gethsemane  

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1966

Lyndon B. Johnson is president – Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne of England

January 7, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is born in White Plains, New York (marries JFK Jr. in the year 1996 and dies with him in a plane crash in 1999)

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 13 

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 10

September 6, Margaret Sanger (known for starting organizations that evolved into Planned Parenthood) dies, aged 86, in Tuscon, Arizona USA (b. 1879)

December 15, Walt Disney dies, aged 65, in Burbank, California USA (b. 1901)

Nelson Rockefeller is governor of New York

 

1967

Lyndon B. Johnson is president – Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 14 years old

April 20, The Song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell is released on their album United produced by Motown Records (Listen to it on Spotify here)

 

April 27 - October 29, The Montreal Exposition is held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; An excerpt from Wikipedia reads that it is “considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating—of note is that the United States pavilion was a dome, called a geodesic dome created by Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) and was an exact replica a fullerene or C60 (carbon 60), C60 was discovered synthetically in 1985 and later found naturally in Russia in the 2000s, that’s why C60 atoms are called “fullerenes”

May 1, Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas

Bill Cosby’s first singing album Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings is released

Club 33 opens in Disneyland, it is a exclusive restaurant that people wait years to become a member of; You'll see the door for it to the right of a public restaurant called The Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square; It is opened about a year after Walt Disney dies

 

June 3, Anderson Cooper is born to Gloria Vanderbilt (1924-1919) in New York City; Cooper will go on to be a journalist and become famous for his news show Anderson Copper 360 which will start 36 years from now and run until the present day (Photo: Anderson Cooper on his CNN show)

June 5-10, The (1967) Six Day War takes place in Israel

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 11 years old

August 6, Jocelyn Bell-Burnell discovers the first pulsar at Cambridge university in England; Pulsars look like blinking stars, and are often compared to a lighthouse because their north and south poles are emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation, so when they are turned towards earth, we see the beam of light

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is constructed in Suitland, Maryland (originally constructed as part of the war effort, see 1941) and it now houses both NARA and the Federal Protective Service’s mega center (https://www.census.gov/history/www/census_then_now/suitland_md/suitland_federal_center.html)

Nelson Rockefeller is Governor of New York

 

1968

Lyndon B. Johnson is president – Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne of England

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 15 years old

February 1, Elvis & Priscilla Presley's only daughter, Lisa Marie, is born (she goes on to develop a music career and marries singer Michael Jackson in the year 1994, and later actor Nicholas Cage in the year 2002) 

April 4, Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 12 years old

The last episode of The Andy Griffith Show airs

Dorothy Garrod, the first female professor at Cambridge and one of the first female archaeologists, dies

The book Earth, Moon and Planets by Fred Whipple (1906-2004), is published by the Harvard University Press; Fred Whipple is known for his conclusion that comets are “dirty snowballs” in space

George W. Bush graduates from Yale University with a history degree, while he was a senior, he became a member of the Skull and Bones secret society, one of many secret societies at Yale, and one that both his father (future president George H. W. Bush) and his grandfather Prescott Bush (senator from Connecticut 1952-1963), were both a part of during their time at Yale (Photo: The Skull and Bones "Tomb," or meeting place, on the Yale campus; No one, not even professors or faculty, are allowed in; Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

9-1-1 is made the emergency dialing code

In August, construction on the World Trade Center towers begins (they will be attacked and fall on 9/11 in the year 2001, when many people that day will dial 9-1-1

 

1969

Richard Nixon becomes the 37th president of the United States / Spiro Agnew is vice president – Elizabeth II is on the throne of England (aged 43) / Harold Wilson is prime minister

January 20, Jeffery Epstein turns 16 years old

February 19, Prince Andrew turns 9 years old

June 3, Anderson Cooper turns 2 years old

July 9, Tom Hanks turns 13 years old

July 20, The first man lands on the moon

August 15-18, Woodstock takes place on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 400,000 people attend

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