In 1963 Vietnamese Buddhist demonstrators were attacked by government forces.
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In 1962 the United Nations General Assembly condemned South Africa’s racist apartheid policies.
Segregationis George Wallace won 1962 Alabama gubernatorial election
One Day in the Life… by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was the first open account of Stalinist repression in Soviet literary history.
https://youtu.be/vOlRhGEhG7k Lawrence of Arabia, released in 1962, was a historical drama based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and his 1926 book Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Directed by David Lean, the film starred Peter O'Toole and Alec Guinness. Nominated for ten Oscars...
US Supreme Court Rules Against School Prayer
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In 1962 the Port Huron Statement, was adopted by the Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor
In the 1961-62 NBA season Wilt Chamberlain scored 50 points/game.
In 1961 Joseph Heller published his satirical WWII novel Catch 22. Using non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, Heller described events from the points of view of different characters out of sequence. The title of the book refers to a fictional...
In October 1961 "The Dick Van Dyke Show," also starring Mary Tyler Moore, made its debut on CBS. The show continued to 1966. https://youtu.be/f43vTGOSE6o https://youtu.be/71muiGjdd7c
In January 1961 a 19-year-old folk singer named Robert Zimmerman took the stage name Bob Dylan for his public debut at the New York City coffeehouse Cafe Wha? https://youtu.be/vWwgrjjIMXA Source: Wikipedia
As an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, Ernest Miller Hemingway's understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway published seven novels,...
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of US Supreme court rulings that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. Source:...
https://youtu.be/WSRD1irS_ZY In May 1961 a Pulitzer prize was awarded to Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." https://youtu.be/KR7loA_oziY In 1962 the motion picture To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Robert Mulligan starred Gregory...
https://youtu.be/odXAghDLWKM In April 1961 the UN General Assembly condemned South Africa's apartheid policy. Leading the resistance to South Africa’s policy of apartheid in the 20th century, Nelson Mandela was incarcerated by the South African government...
President Kennedy proposed the Peace Corps as a means to improve America's global image and leadership in the Cold War. Established within three months of Kennedy's 1960 election, the Peace Corps garnered both bipartisan and popular support, particularly...
In 1960 Alfred Hicthcock's psychological horror thriller PSYCHO prompted me to keep my dog in the bathroom while showering.