Happenings in history...
1960 US submarine Triton makes the first round the world
undersea voyage. Two hackers from MIT create the first computer video
game, Spacewar. "Ben Hur" is awarded 10 Oscars. Largest earthquake
recorded in Chili.
1961 Yuri Gagarin the first man in space.
A coup, backed by the CIA and President John F Kennedy, fails at the Bay
of Pigs in Cuba. Russia starts building the Berlin Wall. Bob Dylan plays
his first gig, in New York. World Wildlife Fund founded. Weight Watchers
founded by 97kg (214 lb) Jean Nidetch.
1962 The Beatles
debut with "Love me do". John Glenn becomes first American in space. Dow
Corp invent silicone breast implants. Ivan Sutherland demonstrates
Sketchpad, the first program to use windows, icons, and a light pen. In
"the Cuban crisis," Khrushchev removes Russian nuclear missiles from Cuba,
but only after Kennedy agrees to remove US missiles from
1963 President John F Kennedy assassinated. Ursula
Andress is picked for the first nude screen test for "Four for Texas".
Velentina Tereshlova Sikorsky becomes first woman in space in Vostok 6.
Push-button telephone is introduced. First TV instant replay is shown in
the US during a football game between the Army and the
1964 GI Joe doll debuts. The Beatles occupy the
Billboard Top Five. Verbands Molkerei introduces long-life milk in
Switzerland. John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz develop BASIC at Dartmouth
1965 US troops deployed in Vietnam - anti-war
protests start at the university of Michigen. Soviet astronaut Alexei
Leonov makes the first space walk. Ray Dolby invents the Dolby sound
recording system. Stephanie Kwolek discovers kevlar. Biggest power failure
in history causes 9-hour blackout in eastern Canada and US, leading to
surge in national birthrates 9 months