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1960’s Fun Facts Eva Greder
Clothes Men’s belts, ties, and collars were wider. Men also had long hair. There was lots of different colors and patterns. Lots of bell bottomed pants and miniskirts. People expressed themselves in many ways. People loved British Fashion. Lots of different fabrics were used like plastic, jean, and leather.
Cars There were lots of muscle cars. Lots of the cars had big engines and high horsepower. Lots of the cars were convertibles. The Mustang was a popular car.
Music The 1960’s were as the decade for British bands. In the first few years songs like the Twist and the Swim. The Beach Boys and Beatles were popular bands. In the later years of the 1960’s, rock and roll and pop were popular. The Beach Boys
World Events Martin Luther King Jr. spoke his “I have a Dream” speech in John F. Kennedy, martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were assinated. In 1969, man lands on the moon. The first 911 call was called in The handheld calculator, video games, Star Trek, smoke detectors, the mustang, the smiley face, telephones, zip codes, lasers, and Etch-A-Sketch were some of the inventions in the 1960’s.
Food The people enjoyed French influenced food. Some popular foods were iceberg wedge salad, fondue, Swedish meatballs, kiwis, salad bars, and buffalo wings. Tang is a popular drink that was invented as a breakfast beverage. It was later brought into space and was used in the Apollo missions. Tang provided a day’s worth of vitamin C. Doritos, Sprite, Campbell's chunky soups, Red Lobster, Diet Pepsi, Cool Whip, Gatorade, Pop Tarts, Bugles, Taco Bell, Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, and single serve ketchup packets were new foods in the 1960’s.
Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Wrinkle in Time, Green Eggs and ham, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest were popular books of the time. Great Expectations, Gone With the Wind, and Call of the Wild were some of the books Ponyboy read in the Outsiders. Some Newbery award winning books of the 60’s were Island of Blue Dolphins, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Bronze Bow.
Movie Stars Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Sandra Dee, John Wayne, Tony Curtis, and Kim Novak were popular movie stars. Kim Novak Marilyn Monroe