Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1960s Pop Culture

Known as the Swinging 60s in London and the decade of Woodstock over here in the States

-Aug. 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gives his famous I Have a Dream speech in Washington D.C.
-Aug. 7 1964: The Beatles come to America and spark the time known as the British Invasion, which resulted in mass amounts of British pop/rock bands coming from England hoping to strike it famous like the Beatles, and also Beatlemania, which gave them a huge fan base of screaming teen girls. And this year they also play on the Ed Sullivan Show, with a million screaming girls watching them in their homes
                 -British Invasion: Time in US history when a sudden amount of Britain-based pop/rock bands came to America with hopes of making it famous. Such bands included The Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Who(then known as the High Numbers), Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, etc
-Feb. 21, 1965: Malcolm X is murdered in New York
-Oct. 2, 1967: Thurgood Marshall becomes first black Supreme Court Justice
-Dec. 6, 1969: the Rolling Stones give free concert at Altamont Speedway and that results in 4 deaths, 3 accidental, one murder. 18 year old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by a member of the LA branch of the Hells Angels. The Stones thought it was a good idea to use them as security because they used the London branch of the Hells Angels for their 1969 Hyde Park concert. And it was also a rumor that the Hells Angels had a hit out on Stones front man Mick Jagger's life
-Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali, wins the Heavyweight Championship for Boxing
-Massive blackout in northeast results in major spike in birth rate 9 months later
-Woodstock festival: 3 days of peace, love and rock and roll. It draws half a million people to a 600 acre farm in Woodstock, N.Y.
-May 1, 1960: American U2 spy plane shot down over the USSR
-Stonewall Riots in New York mark the start of the movement for gay rights
-The movie Psycho is released
-Marilyn Monroe is found dead
-Dec. 3, 1967: first open heart transplant by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa
-March 16, 1968: My Lai massacre. Lt. William Calley and his soldiers attacked the Vietnamese village of My Lai and murdered somwhere between 347 and 504 civilians, many of them were women, who were raped, tortured and mutilated
-Charles Manson is found guilty of the murder of actress Sharon Tate and her unborn child

-Chuby Checkers
-The Doors
-The Rolling Stones
-The Beatles
-The Isley Brothers
-Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
-Bob Dylan
-Tommy James and the Shondells
-The Temptations
-Peter, Paul and Mary
-Frank and Nancy Sinatra
-The Righteous Brothers
-Sonny and Cher
-Simon and Garfunkel
-The Animals
-The Turtles
-The Byrds
-Gerry and the Pacemakers
-The Kinks
-The Dave Clark Five
-Procol Harum
-The Monkees
-Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

-Goodbye Mr. Chips
-The Flower Drum Song
-Cool Hand Luke
-The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
-The Dirty Dozen
-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
-Judegment at Nuremburg
-A Raisin in the Sun
-The Pink Panther
-Yellow Submarine
-One Hundred and One Dalmatians
-The Miracle Worker
-The Great Escape
-Planet of the Apes
-Georgy Girl
-Cape Fear
-West Side Story
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
-To Kill a Mockinbird
-The Wild Bunch
-Midnight Cowboy
-In the Heat of the Night
-Rosemary's Baby
-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

People Born/Famous

Celebs of the Day
-Natalie Wood
-Marilyn Monroe
-Faye Dunaway
-Sonny and Cher
-Ed Sullivan
-Katharine Hepburn
-Shirley MacLaine
-Julie Andrews
-Elvis Presley
-The Beatles
-The Rolling Stones

People Born
-Jet Li
-Bono (U2)
-Federico Castellucio
-Viola Davis
-Halle Berry
-Mariska Hargitay
-Michael Imperioli
-Hiroyuki Sanada
-Jennifer Grey
-Antonio Banderas
-Eddie Murphy
-Hugh Grant
-Elizabeth Hurley
-Jon Bon Jovi
-Tim McGraw
-Lucy Liu
-Naveen Andrews
-Bridget Fonda
-Sandra Bullock
-Patrick Dempsey
-Hugh Jackman

-Daniel Dae Kim
-James May
-Richard Hammond
-Jeremy Clarkson
-LL Cool J
-Isiah Washington
-Benjamin Bratt
-Johnny Depp

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