- Average US yearly income was $6,000
- Gas cost $.30.
- Average US house was $13,050.
- Average UK house was £3,360.
- Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin
- US Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing combat against North Vietnam.
- Egypt sees the start of building of the Aswan Dam.
- Nelson Mandela and seven others sentenced to life in South Africa.
- Civil war breaks out in Cyprus between Greeks and Turks.
- Brazil sees a military coup led by General Branco.
- Palestinian Liberation Organization started with Yasser Arafat as its leader.
- Independence: Malta and Tanzania from the UK.
- Ford begins sales on the Mustang.
- Hasbro releases G.I.Joe.
- Buffalo Wings served for the first time in, well, Buffalo.
- Cassius Clay claimed he was the Greatest and kind of proved it.
- We learned to love the bomb with Dr. Strangelove.
- Mary Poppins made nannies neat.
- Goldfinger cheats at gin rummy and loves only gold.