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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Groovy 60's
Today we are going to test your knowledge on the 60's. As we know it was a turbulent decade but it also had some fun and witty moments too. It was a time of Camelot, Woodstock, Pillbox Hats, Beehives Hair do's for women, Long Hair for men, hot pants, mini-skirts, bellbottoms, "Psychedelic " clothes and music. Let's see what YOU know... 1960--- The year John F. Kennedy was elected. The Olympic Games were held in Rome and Wilma Rudolph won three Gold Medals. 1961--- The year the first manned space flight was made. The Peace Corps was founded. 1962--- The year I was BORN! Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt died 1963--- The year that Kennedy was assassinated. Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have A Dream Speech." 1964--- The year that the Beatles became popular in the US. Barbra Streisand starred in "Funny Girl." 1965--- The year the Vietnam War escalated. New York City had it's "Great Blackout." 1966--- The year that Walt Disney died. Betty Friedan founded the National Organization of Women (NOW). 1967--- The year the first heart transplant was performed in South Africa. Twiggy became a fashion icon. 1968--- The year that Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Shirley Chisholm was elected America's first Black woman to Congress. 1969--- The year the Rock and Roll Concert at Woodstock took place. Sesame Street first airs. and that's the news for this decade--Good Night! ~Keep on Dreaming~
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I lived through these years and graduated high school in 1970. It was filled with riots, love-ins, and acid rock. Maybe that's why I'm a little touched! LOL Good night, sweet dreams.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am hoping to start posting a little more frequently now that things have calmed down for me. Nice to see you blogging too!
Take Care! Julie
I wasnt even born yet...dont hate me lolReplyDelete
Ah, I grew up in those years ... I was born 10 years before you!ReplyDelete
They were not the best years in the USA -- lots of strife, riots, fears of nuclear war, arguments among family and friends over political issues -- lots of social upheaval. When a young person tells me I was so "lucky" to grow up in the 60s, I have to laugh -- it has been so romanticized. It was probably the least "romantic" decade of all.
PS I knew all the events, except YOUR birth! Hahahaha.... best, Cass
You & My son are the same age ... I definitely remember these events.ReplyDelete
1963/4 we watched the movie Hawaii being filmed across from our house. A lot of the military friends were extras in the movie.
1967 the tent dress was high fashion.
Have a safe & beautiful holiday weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon