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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.

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1 1960’s Fun Facts Eva Greder

2 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.

3 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.

4 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

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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

9 References              MOVIE-STARS-1960.html MOVIE-STARS-1960.html  


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