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1966

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U.S. Facts

  • President: Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Population: 196,560,338
  • Life Expectancy: 70.2 years
  • Unemployment: 4.5%
  • Average Annual Salary: $8,395
  • Minimum Wage: $1.25 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $2,410
  • Gasoline: $0.32 cents per gallon
  • House: $23,300
  • Bread: $0.22 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.11 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.05 cents

Major U.S. Events

  • U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them
  • Black Panther Party founded

Major World Events

  • France withdraws its forces from NATO
  • Botswana, Lesotho, and Guyana become independent states within the British Commonwealth
  • France and Soviet Union sign a treaty about cooperation in nuclear research

January-March

  • First Acid Test performed at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
  • John Lennon says, "We (The Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" later sparking controversy in the United States

April-July

  • Pope Paul VI and Soviet premier Gromyko meet in the Vatican - the first meeting between representatives of the Catholic Church and Soviet Union
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into law

August-December

  • Martin Luther King leads a civil right march in Chicago
  • Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate

Top Songs

  • Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
  • I'm A Believer by The Monkees
  • Wild Thing by The Troggs
  • When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
  • Monday, Monday by The Mamas And Papas

Other New Songs

  • Good Lovin' by Young Rascals
  • We Can Work it Out by The Beatles
  • You Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes
  • Hanky Panky by Tommy James & the Shondells
  • Barbara Ann by The Beach Boys

Top Movies

  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Fortune Cookie
  • Born Free
  • King of Hearts

Top Books

  • The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis
  • The Adventurers by Harold Robbins
  • Octopussy and The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  • Tai-Pan by James Clavell

Top TV Shows (1964-65)

  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Get Smart
  • Green Acres
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Bewitched
  • Batman

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Baltimore Orioles d. Los Angeles Dodgers

Pro Football: Championship

  • NFL: Green Bay Packers d. Dallas Cowboys (Super Bowl I)
  • AFL: Kansas City Chiefs d. Buffalo Bills

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Montreal Canadiens d. Detroit Red Wings

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • Philadelphia 76ers d. San Francisco Warriors

NCAA Champions

  • Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Basketball: University of Texas at El Paso Miners

Other Champions

  • Boxing:

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    U.S. Facts

    • President: Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Population: 194,302,963
    • Life Expectancy: 70.2 years
    • Unemployment: 5.2%
    • Average Annual Salary: $7,704
    • Minimum Wage: $1.25 per hour

    What Things Cost

    • Automobile: $2,350
    • Gasoline: $0.31 cents per gallon
    • House: $21,500
    • Bread: $0.21 cents per loaf
    • Milk: $1.05 per gallon
    • Postage Stamp: $0.05 cents

    Major U.S. Events

    • Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama;Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., & more than 2,600 others arrested during demonstrations against voter-registration rules
    • Blacks riot for six days in Watts section of Los Angeles: 34 dead, over 1,000 injured, nearly 4,000 arrested

    Major World Events

    • The first U.S, combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
    • France withdraws its Atlantic fleet from NATO
    • Fidel Castro announces that Che Guevara has left Cuba 'to fight imperialism abroad'

    January

    • Malcolm X, black-nationalist leader, shot to death at Harlem rally
    • 3,500 U.S. Marines arrive in South Vietnam
    • Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. begin march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery

    April-July

    • US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000
    • US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare & Medicaid

    August-December

    • US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law
    • Joseph Mobutu takes over in Congo through a military coup

    Top Songs

    • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
    • Yesterday by The Beatles
    • Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
    • Help! by The Beatles
    • Downtown by Petula Clark

    Other New Songs

    • Stop! In The Name Of Love by The Supremes
    • Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys
    • I'm Telling You Now by Freddie and the Dreamers
    • Wolly Bully by Sam The Sham and the Pharoes
    • My Girl by The Temptations

    Top Movies

    • The Sound of Music
    • Cat Ballou
    • A Patch of Blue
    • Doctor Zhivago
    • Help!

    Top Books

    • Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin
    • The Dead Lecturer by Amiri Baraka
    • The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
    • Those Who Love by Irving Stone
    • The Looking-Glass War by John le CarrĂ©

    Top TV Shows (1964-65)

    • Bonanza
    • Bewitched
    • The Dick Van Dyke Show
    • The Lucy Show
    • The Adventures of Mr. Magoo
    • The Addams Family

    Major League Baseball: World Series

    • Los Angeles Dodgers d. Minnesota Twins

    Pro Football: Championship

    • NFL: Green Bay Packers d. Cleveland Browns
    • AFL: Buffalo Bills d. San Diego Chargers

    Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

    • Montreal Canadiens d. Chicago Black Hawks

    Pro Basketball: Championship

    • Boston Celtics d. Los Angeles Lakers

    NCAA Champions

    • Football: Michigan State Spartans
    • Basketball: UCLA Bruins

    Other Champions

    • Boxing: Ernie Terrell wins the heavyweight title for the second year in a row
    • Golf: Dave Marr is PGA player of the year
    • Tennis: Manuel Santana and Cliff Drysdale win the U.S. Open
    • Horse Racing: Lucky Debonair wins Kentucky Derby
    • Auto Racing: Jim Clark wins Indianapolis 500
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  • Golf: Billy Casper is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Fred Stolle and John Newcombe win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Kauai King wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500
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