- Average US yearly income was $5,200
- Gas cost $.25.
- Average US house was $12,700.
- Average UK house was £2,530.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.