- Average US yearly income was $6,450
- Gas cost $.31.
- Average US house was $13,600.
- Average UK house was £3,660.
- Australia joins in the fighting in Vietnam.
- India makes Hindi the official language.
- Rhodesia declares its independence from the UK and changes its name to Zimbabwe. Only South Africa recognizes it.
- India and Pakistan see fighting escalating.
- Indonesia sees a failed coup leading to over half a million people killed in reprisal. Suharto assumes total control.
- US escalates fighting in Vietnam with Operation Rolling Thunder.
- The mini skirt makes its first appearance.
- The Grateful Dead plays its first concert.
- The St. Louis Arch is completed.
- The Super Ball bounces really, really high and the skateboard glides for the first time.
- The hills were alive with The Sound of Music.
- Russia is really cold in Dr. Zhivago.
- Petting a pretty cat never looked evil before Thunderball.