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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $5,556
  • Gas cost $.28.
  • Average US house was $12,500.
  • Average UK house was £2,950.
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  • Cuban Missile Crisis as the USSR tries to deploy missiles in Cuba.
  • First US rocket, Ranger IV, lands on the moon.
  • US marines enter Laos.
  • US sends troops to Thailand
  • In France, OAS leader General Salan sentenced to life.
  • Independence: Burundi from Belgium, Algeria from France, Jamaica from the UK.
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  • Decca records turn down recording the Beatles.
  • Johnny Carson takes over the Tonight show.
  • The Clampetts moved to Californy in the Beverly Hillbillies.
  • Silicone implants were used for the first time.
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  • Lawrence of Arabia rules the sands and the box office.
  • We learned not To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Sean Connery made spies so very cool in Dr. No.
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