- Average US yearly income was $5,556
- Gas cost $.28.
- Average US house was $12,500.
- Average UK house was £2,950.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.