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American Culture in the 1960's
Transcript of American Culture in the 1960's
Famous People of the 1960's
The 60's was "The Age of the Youth", when the post war's baby boom of 7 million babies all became teenagers. They refused to be remembered as a re-do of the 50's conservative ideas, so they made sure they were remembered as a new era of their own kind.
The 1960's was a distinctive and memorable point in history that was filled with some of the greatest entertainment, fashion, and events in the history of America.
by Hannah Green
The Beatles, one of the most famous and
legendary music groups of the 60's, had an
enormous influence on men's fashion. Men
wore their hair in the "mop top" hairstyle and wore Nehru jackets as well.
"Hippies" wore bell-bottom
jeans, tie-dye, and paisley
prints. Also, in 1964, the mini
skirt was invented. Women
wore their hair in a bouffant,
which was teased and curled.
For African Americans, the
afro hairstyle was very
There were many notable people who lived in
and changed the culture of the 60's.
Julie Andrews was a widely famous actress, singer, and dancer.
Her most famous movies include The Sound of Music
and Disney's Mary Poppins.
The Beatles are remembered
as the most famous music
group of the 60's. They released
many songs, including their most
famous, "Let it Be"," Hey Jude," "Yellow
Submarine", and "Here Comes the Sun".
Dick Van Dyke was a witty entertainer/actor. He starred in Disney's Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and his own TV show, The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Audrey Hepburn was an idol to young girls after
her many appearances in films such as Funny Face,
My Fair Lady, and her most famous, Breakfast at
Frank Sinatra was famous for his legendary voice. He was also in many films. He was nicknamed "The Voice".
Andy Williams was a legendary entertainer. He was in few movies, had a beautiful voice, and had his own show, The Andy Williams Show. On that show, he introduced The Osmonds, a group of 4 brothers, that eventually grew into 6 brothers and 1 sister, who were famous in the 70's.
Elvis Presley was known for his incredible voice. He had many songs, including Christmas songs such as "Blue Christmas".He was also in a few movies.
The Temptations wrote and sang many famous songs such as "My Girl" and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"
Jimi Hendrix was one of the best electric guitarists of all time. Sadly, his successful career only lasted 4 years, due to his death of a drug overdose.
The Beach Boys are
famous for their beach-
themed music style.
They are members of
the Rock 'n Roll
Hall of Fame.
The Sound of Music
starring Julie Andrews
and Christopher Plummer was the top grossing movie of the 1960's
Disney's Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Breakfast at Tiffany's
starring Audrey Hepburn
Disney's The Jungle Book
This was Disney's final
animated film that he worked on before he
passed away. Sadly, he did not
live to see it release.
The Pink Panther starring David Niven
Notable Events of the 1960's
In 1963, President John F.
Kennedy, 46, was assassinated while riding in
a parade in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jaqueline.
In 1966, Walt Disney died of lung cancer at age 65.
In 1968, Civil Rights leader and preacher Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 38.
In 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first American to land on the moon.
Popular TV Shows
The Andy Griffith Show
The Twilight Zone
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Addams Family
Muhammad Ali, light heavyweight boxer
Joe Namath, NFL Football player who played at The University of Alabama
Willie Mays baseball player for the San Francisco Giants
*The Alabama Crimson Tide Football team won 3 National Championships in the 60's. (1961, 1964, 1965)
Books Written in the 60's
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
by S.E. Hinton
National Debt: $286.3 billion
Minimum Wage: $1.00
Average Life Expectancy:
Males: 66.6 years
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