- Average US yearly income was $5,010
- Gas cost $.25.
- Average US house was $12,400.
- Average UK house was £2,410.
- Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba.
- St. Lawrence Seaway completed, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.
- International treaty to preserve Antarctica is signed.
- Nixon and Khrushchev engage in the Kitchen Debate.
- First known victim of HIV dies in the Congo.
- Ecuador declares martial law to put down rioting in the capitol.
- Independence: Cyprus from the UK.
- First Grammys are awarded.
- Bonanza premieres on NBC.
- The first series to be completely in color.
- Alaska and Hawaii become states.
- Some Like It Hot - everybody likes Marilyn.
- Cary Grant learns North by Northwest is not a direction to go.
- Charlton Heston is a mean chariot racer as >Ben-Hur.