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1960 Classics

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Created for those who turned 50 in 1960.

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1960 Classics

  1. 1. 50 Classics Launched in 1960<br />0<br />
  2. 2. The Twist by Chubby Checker<br />1<br />
  3. 3. The 50 Star US Flag<br />The 50 star US Flag debuted in Philadelphia, more than 10 months after the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state.<br />2<br />
  4. 4. Weather Satellites<br />TIROS I was the first successful weather satellite and the first of a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites. <br />3<br />
  5. 5. The Flintstones<br />4<br />
  6. 6. To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee<br />5<br />
  7. 7. Aretha Franklin’s Recording Career<br />Aretha Franklin records four demos in New York City in August 1960. This was the beginning of her recording career with Columbia Records.<br />6<br />
  8. 8. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee<br />7<br />
  9. 9. The Civil Rights Act of 1960<br />President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.<br />8<br />
  10. 10. Family Circus<br />9<br />
  11. 11. The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken<br />10<br />
  12. 12. FDA Approves the Birth Control Pill<br />Oral contraceptiveswere approved by the FDA in May of 1960. <br />Margaret Sanger celebrated with champagne alone and at home.<br />11<br />
  13. 13. Playboy Clubs<br />Hugh Hefner opened his first Playboy Club in Chicago on February 29, 1960.<br />12<br />
  14. 14. Psycho<br />Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Psycho opened to mixed reviews though eventually received four Academy Award nominations.<br />13<br />
  15. 15. Female Prime Ministers<br />MrsSirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) becomes the world’s first female Prime Minister.<br />14<br />
  16. 16. The Musical Adaptation of Oliver!<br />Oliver!, the musical based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, premiers in the West End in London. <br />15<br />
  17. 17. How America Eats by Clementine Paddleford<br />16<br />
  18. 18. Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies<br />17<br />
  19. 19. Aluminum Cans<br />Aluminum cans were first used commercially for food and beverages.<br />18<br />
  20. 20. Domino’s Pizza<br />Domino's started out small - with just one store in 1960.<br />Today, there are more than 8,000 stores - including more than 3,000 outside the United States. <br />19<br />
  21. 21. Dole<br />The Hawaiian Pineapple Company changes its name to Dole.<br />20<br />
  22. 22. Frozen Bagels<br />21<br />
  23. 23. Granny Smith Apples come to US<br />22<br />
  24. 24. Motown Records<br />Berry Gordy, Jr. incorporates his company as Motown Record Corporation in Detroit on April 14, 1960.<br />Motown Records makes its first splash with "Shop Around" a #1 R&B hit by The Miracles.<br />
  25. 25. My Three Sons<br />24<br />
  26. 26. Jane Goodall’s Chimp Research<br />Jane Goodall, noted chimpanzee researcher, makes her first trip to Gombe in Africa.<br />25<br />
  27. 27. The Wilderness Letterby Wallace Stegner<br />…Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; <br />26<br />
  28. 28. Clean Water Act<br />The first Clean Water Act passes US Congress<br />27<br />
  29. 29. OPECThe Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries<br />Founded by:<br />Venezuela<br />Saudi Arabia<br />Iran<br />Iraq<br />Kuwait<br />28<br />
  30. 30. France Tests Her First Atomic Bomb<br />29<br />
  31. 31. The Peace Corps<br />While addressing students at the University of Michigan, Kennedy challenges students to give 2-years of servicein the developing world.<br />30<br />
  32. 32. Underwater Circumnavigation<br />The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the Earth on May 10<br />31<br />
  33. 33. The Laser<br />Arthur Leonard Schawlow & Charles Townes receive the first patent for a laser on March 22.<br />32<br />
  34. 34. The IRA vs. the British<br />The Irish Republican Army (IRA) starts its fight against the British.<br />33<br />
  35. 35. Aswan Dam<br />Construction of the Aswan Dam begins in Egypt on January 9.<br />34<br />
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  37. 37. Etch-a-Sketch<br />Ohio Art began production of the Etch-a-Sketch on July 12, 1960. <br />In response to enormous response, they keep their plant until noon on Christmas Day. <br />36<br />
  38. 38. Cassius Clay<br />Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight in Louisville, Kentucky on October 29.<br />37<br />
  39. 39. Hollywood Walk of Fame<br />The original construction of the Walk of Fame had 2,500 blank stars. <br />Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Walk of Fame on February 9. <br />38<br />
  40. 40. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss<br />39<br />
  41. 41. The Fantasticks<br />The Fantasticks begins its 42-year run in New York City’s Sullivan Street Playhouse on May 3.<br />40<br />
  42. 42. The Paralympic Games<br />The first official Paralympic Games is held in Rome with 400 wheelchair athletes from 23 countries.<br />41<br />
  43. 43. The Beatles<br />The newly named Beatles begin a 48-night residency at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany on August 17.<br />42<br />
  44. 44. The Ford Falcon<br />The Ford Motor Company begins production of the Ford Falcon. manufactured in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the USA until 1970.<br />
  45. 45. Televised Presidential Debates<br />The first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy in Chicago on September 26.<br />44<br />
  46. 46. Xerox Copy Machine<br />Xerox introduces the first Commercial Document Reproduction Machine.<br />45<br />
  47. 47. The Answering Machine<br />Dr Kazuo Hashimoto invents the Ansafone sold in the USA as a Automatic Telephone Answering Machine.<br />46<br />
  48. 48. The Tesla<br />The tesla is used in defining the wireless transfer of energy. <br />It is named in honor of the Yugoslavian-American inventor, physicist, and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla.<br />47<br />
  49. 49. Bernie Madoff’s Career<br />Bernie Madoff starts his business with $5,000 saved from odd jobs, including lifeguarding and sprinkler installations.<br />
  50. 50. Herman Miller Furniture<br />The Herman Miller Furniture Company incorporates as Herman Miller, Inc. <br />Ray Eames designs a new kind of occasional piece for the lobby of the Time-Life Building in New York. <br />49<br />
  51. 51. The Game of Life<br />The Game of Life is released to celebrate the one hundredth year anniversary of Milton Bradley.<br />50<br />
  52. 52. Created by Meredith Emmett in honor of all her classic friends born in 1960.<br />With a little help from tools not even imagined in 1960 such as Google, Wikepedia, and numerous blogs.<br />To the next 50 years!<br />

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