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  • CornFest to rock with sounds of 1960s-'70s
    Mohave Valley News, NV -
    By JENA SCHEUNEMAN. FORT MOJAVE -- With a party theme of the '60s and '70s, CornFest wouldn't be complete without the music of CC&R, Bob Segar and The Eagles. ...
  • Files show how Celia overcame 1960s blacklist
    Miami Herald (subscription), FL -
    A new batch of federal documents showed that salsa queen Celia Cruz received permission to stay in the United States because she publicly crusaded against ...
  • Back to the 1960s
    Korea Times, South Korea -
    ... Under the dictatorial rule of the 1960s and 70s, there were ``government-inspired demonstrations’’ to counter spontaneous popular rallies for democracy. ...
  • Famed Jaguar left fighting for its life
    The Globe and Mail (subscription), Canada -
    LONDON -- Jaguar, famed for its 1960s E-Type that tops polls as the "sexiest" car ever made, has been left fighting for its life as owner Ford slashed capacity ...
  • Misjudging the Muslim Brotherhood
    Washington Post, DC -
    ... Readers might think that Sayyid Qutb -- described as a "Brotherhood leader" in the 1960s who "advocated militant jihad against nonbelievers" -- represented the ...
Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1 Events and trends

2 World leaders

3 Writers and intellectuals

4 Sports figures

5 Entertainers

6 Infamous

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Events and trends

The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. Many of the trends of the 1960s were due to the demographic changes brought about by the baby boom generation and the dissolution of European colonial empires. (See The Sixties.)



War, peace and politics




World leaders

Writers and intellectuals

Sports figures