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Snapshot of Yesterday (Pt II)

TIME CAPSULE: 1965


POLITICS
US PRESIDENTLBJ
COLD WARLeonid Brezhnev
ECONOMICS
NEW HOME$21,500
NEW CAR$2,650
AVERAGE INCOME  (Annual)$6,450
MINIMUM WAGE  (Hour)$1.25
GAS  (Gal)$0.31
MILK  (Gal)$1.05
BREAD  (Loaf)$0.21
POSTAGE STAMP$0.05
FILM
DR ZHIVAGOOmar Shariff
MARY POPPINSJulie Andrews
THE SOUND OF MUSICJulie Andrews
MY FAIR LADYAudrey Hepburn
TELEVISION
PRIME TIME DRAMAPerry Mason
Bonanza
The Fugitive
Flipper
SCIFIDoctor Who
Lost In Space
SITCOMSAndy Griffith
The Addams Family
Bewitched
I Dream of Jeannie
Gilligan’s Island
My Three Sons
Green Acres
Mr Ed
Hogan’s Heroes
Get Smart
MUSIC
THE BEATLESAt the height of popularity, release 4 LPs
THE GRATEFUL DEADPlay their 1st concert
THE ROLLING STONES
LITERATURE
KIDSDr. Seuss
Nancy Drew
FICTIONDune  (Frank Herbert)
James Bond
Kurt Vonnegut
SELF-HELPI'm OK, You're OK
NON-FICTIONIn Cold Blood  (Truman Capote)
POP CULTURE
•  The miniskirt is introduced in London.
•  Smoking begins to become culturally taboo
    ...as Surgeon General's health warnings appear on cigarette packs.
FASHION TRENDSGo Go Boots
Men's hair lengthens
...as women's skirts shorten
FADSLava Lamps
Skate Boarding
TOYSBarbie
Battleship
Easy Bake Oven
GI Joe
Operation
TECHNOLOGY
ALEXEI LEONOV1st Man to Walk in Space
EBERT / FARIA / WRIGHTAstro-Turf
PHILIPSCompact Disc
DUPONTKevlar
SAMUEL V MOLLINARYNutrasweet
MOMENTS IN HISTORY
•  LBJ increases Vietnam troops from 75,000 to 125,000.
•  Anti-War protestors March on Washington.
•  Civil Rights Leader Malcom X is shot and killed.
•  Alabama State Police Attack 600 Civil Rights Demonstrators
    …with billy clubs and tear gas on "Bloody Sunday."
•  Martin Luther King leads 8000 marchers, 
    …protected by 4000 US Troops, National Guard, FBI and US Marshals,
    …from Selma to Montgomery on behalf of black rights.
•  African Americans are granted the right to vote.
•  LBJ introduces Medicare in the War on Poverty.

Comments

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jem0000000
May. 16th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
These are really interesting. :)
karmasoup
Oct. 2nd, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
Aren't they, though? It really puts the world in which the previous generation grew up into some perspective, doesn't it?

Edited at 2014-10-02 12:07 am (UTC)
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