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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $7,300
  • Gas cost $.33.
  • Average US house was $14,250.
  • Average UK house was £3,840.
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  • Six-Day War starts as neighboring Arab countries attack Israel.
  • UK and Ireland apply for EEC membership.
  • Suez Canal closed (will remain shut until 1975).
  • Sweden switches to driving on the right.
  • Biafra claims its independence from Nigeria.
  • Greece sees a military coup and Papadopoulos takes over.
  • Red China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
  • UK devalues the pound, dropping it from $2.80 to $2.40.
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  • Public Broadcasting starts.
  • First Super Bowl was played between the Packers and the Chiefs.
  • The Monterey Music Festival held.
  • The musical Hair premieres.
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  • We were watching crime pay for great actors in Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Paul Newman had a 'failure to communicate as Cool Hand Luke."
  • Teaching looked cool when done by Poitier in To Sir, With Love.
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