Major Global Events of the 1960s

Timeline created by siddarthsadasivam
In History
  • John F. Kennedy moves into the White House

    John F. Kennedy moves into the White House
    This was the time when he gave his famous speech - "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
  • First man to orbit the earth

    First man to orbit the earth
    John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth. He did it three times, and the flight lasted for 5 hours.
  • Marilyn Monroe found dead

    Marilyn Monroe found dead
    Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood home on this day. "Acute barbiturate poisoning" was thought to have been the cause of her death. Other people thought it was "probable suicide". However, her death is still one of the most debated conspiracy theories of all time.
  • "I Have a Dream"

    "I Have a Dream"
    Martin Luther King Jr. gives this famous speech. More than 200,000 peaceful demonstrators came to Washington D.C. to demand equal rights for black and white people.
  • Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
    Kennedy was assassinated on this day in Dallas, Texas. The person responsible for this assassination was never known.
  • Muhammad Ali becomes World Heavyweight Champion

    Muhammad Ali becomes World Heavyweight Champion
    This boxing champion fought Charles "Sonny" Liston for the world heavyweight title in Miami, Florida.
  • Death of Walt Disney

    Death of Walt Disney
    The creator of Mickey Mouse and a pioneer of animated films died on cancer on this day.
  • First heart transplant

    First heart transplant
    South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    This civil rights leader was assassinated at 6:01 p.m. on this day in Memphis, Tennessee. He was standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel.
  • Neil Armstrong lands on the moon

    Neil Armstrong lands on the moon
    Apollo 11 had landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong's most popular speech during his first steps onto the moon - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
  • Period: to

    Major Global Events of the 1960s