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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $5,200
  • Gas cost $.25.
  • Average US house was $12,700.
  • Average UK house was £2,530.
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  • OPEC is formed
  • South Africa leaves the UK Commonwealth.
  • IRA starts its fight with Britain.
  • US sends 3500 soldiers to Vietnam.
  • Berlin Wall ordered built by Khrushchev.
  • Soviet Union and China split over ideology.
  • US U2 spy plane shot down by Russia.
  • Cuba nationalizes American interests.
  • Sri Lanka elects world's first female leader.
  • US launches first nuclear aircraft carrier.
  • Independence: 15 different African countries including Chad, Senegal, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast.
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  • Lady Chatterley's Lover allowed to be published in UK, 32 years after being banned.
  • First Playboy Club opens.
  • Chubby Chequer shows us hot to Twist.
  • The Flintstones yabba-dabba-do for the first time.
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  • Showers became dangerous places in Psycho.
  • The Duke and others take a stand at The Alamo.
  • Kirk Douglas is an awesome gladiator and leader in Spartacus.
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