1960 - 1969

FACTS about this decade.
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The sixties were the age of youth, as
70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. No longer content to be images of the generation ahead of them, young people wanted change. The changes affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. Many of the revolutionary ideas which began in the sixties are continuing to evolve today.

Population 177,830,000 Unemployment 3,852,000 National Debt 286.3 Billion Average Salary $4,743 Teacher's Salary $5,174 Minimum Wage $1.00 Life Expectancy: Males 66.6 years, Females 73.1 years Auto deaths 21.3 per 100,000 An estimated 850,000 "war baby" freshmen enter college; emergency living quarters are set up in dorm lounges, hotels and trailer camps.

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ART & ARCHITECTURE: Library of Congress browsing areas are: N-NX
Architecture in the sixties was undergoing a refinement of Modernism and a move to an even more streamlined contemporary look. Tall buildings or skyscrapers created a distinctly American structural type. Architects such as Philip Johnson, and John Burgee, of Johnson & Burgee (Kline Biological Tower), are some of the architects who designed office buildings which helped create a different look for the skylines of large cities. Architects used light and space, for example the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library by I.M. Pei , to create buildings which were adapted for the activities which took place in them. The influence of space and futuristic design was apparent in some public buildings like the NASA complex at Houston, Texas . Eero Saarinen created the Memorial Arch in St. Louis, Missouri in 1965. Walter Gropius designed the Pan Am

Sleek contemporary styles like those by Verner Panton have translated well into future decades of furniture. Louis I.L792 Visual Arts in the Twentieth Century History of art in the 20th Century which includes all art forms and architecture. Other forms evolving during this time were assemblage art. a leading name in pop art. ART As in the fifties.5 . Writing about race and gender. Maya Angelou and Margaret Walker Alexander helped create new insights on feminism as it developed in America.Building (now called the Met Life Building) in 1963 with Pietro Belluschi and Emery Rothe & Sons. Gehry are architects who have become world famous for their distinctive designs and who began making names for themselves during this time. Disillusionment with the system was the theme of books like Catch-22 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Vasarely ). environmental art (ex.M63 F56 Art Since 1940 strategies of being Chapters 9 and 10 cover the sixties. beginning a protest in the late 60's.W28 A4 America of the Sixties Books like this one go into great depth on the career of a single artist and his work. led the way for many women. David Hockney ). and Mary McCarthy (The Group) spoke of women in roles outside those of the happy wife and mother of the fifties. author of The Feminine Mystique . M. Pei . Kahn in his Kimbell Art Museum of Ft. op art (or optical art) (ex. Peter Eisenman and Frank O. Chapter 11 gives info on the transition to the seventies N 6537 . and pop art . A new artist who appeared was Andy Warhol. A book which described some of the turmoil of race relations as they affected people in America. Major works by Alexander Calder (mobiles and sculpture) or Helen Frankenthaler (nonrepresentational art) showed a desire to escape from details to interpret. Women like Betty Friedan. N 6512. Robert Smithson ). BOOKS & LITERATURE Literature also reflected what was happening in the political arenas and social issues of America in the sixties. . Marcel Duchamp ). and Gloria Steinem . Perhaps one of the most well known and influential architects whose career began to rise in the sixties is I. Set up chronologically by decade. Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about a small southern town and social distinctions between races.5 . (ex. art in America of the sixties was influenced by the desire to move into the modern age or future which the space age seemed to forecast. Artists wanted to inspire the viewer to leap into the unknown and experience art in their own way. or kinetic abstraction (ex. women of color like Gwendolyn Brooks.P6 P63 Pop Art A Critical History Nicely covers this form of art and the artists N 6512. Worth and other buildings brought a feeling of austerity to American architecture. Designers like Herman Miller left their mark on furnishings. Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar). Robert Venturi wrote Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture in 1966 and called for a change in the reductive simplicity of Modernism. BOOKS ON ART AND ARCHITECTURE: y y y y N 6490 .

Marshall McLuhan.A793 Annals of America Vol 18 contains essays by the important writers of the time. LINKS History of Comic books || The Sixties Project BOOKS: Library of Congress browsing areas include: PS . C66 1993 American Literacy 4-6 page essays on 50 books that define the American culture.Betty Friedan Unsafe at any Speed .2.Rachel Carson The Games People Play -Eric Berne Valley of the Dolls .Books and Libraries Books that define the time: y y y y y y y The Silent Spring .Began in 1922 (awarded to the most distinguished children's book of the previous year) 1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold 1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Wojciechowska 1964: It's Like This. Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino 1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt 1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. about a boy named Max who must face some of his childhood fears. Konigsburg 1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander Caldecott Award Winners .Jacqueline Susann In Cold Blood .Began in 1938 (awarded to the most distinguished children's picture book of the previous year) 1960: Nine Days to Christmas." popularized his belief that mass communications were a driving force in the development of modern society in works like The Gutenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media . won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 and has become a classic in children's literature. Z . Maurice Sendak published Where the Wild Things Are.C96 1905 (annual) Book Review Digest Indexes and abstracts book reviews. Use it to find books written during the period and their reviews Children's Book Award Winners of the 60's Newbery Award Winners . The Peter Principle.L. author of books on communications and the scope of the "global village. came to epitomize incompetence. text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida 1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings.Truman Capote The Feminine Mystique . In 1963. Basil E.Tom Wolfe Books about books: y y y E173. illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov. retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown 1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 1965: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor. including excerpts from books listed above. text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers . REF Z1003. REF Z1219. illustrated by Marie Hall Ets. also by Sendak. text: Ruth Robbins 1962: Once a Mouse. This controversial book with its illustrations.American Literature. includes eight books from this decade.Ralph Nader Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test . Frankweiler by E. Cat by Emily Neville 1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia 1966: I. by Laurence Peter.

18 has a chapter from Equality of Educational Opportunity and several articles about student unrest. discovered in the fifties. text: retold by Arthur Ransome EDUCATION During the sixties. REF LA217.D52 Dictionary of American History This multi-volume set has a very good entry under "Education". REF E174. and these youth . Great numbers (statistics) of young adults.L8 Our Western Educational Heritage The final long chapter contains history of American educational system. published Equality of Educational Opportunity. The picture to the right shows the first teacher allowed to teach pregnant (and showing) in Clear Creek School District. LINKS y Gender inequality and growth/paper from the WorldBank BOOKS y y y y y REF E173. were being addressed in books such as James B. illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. James S. FADS & FASHION FADS Youth predominated the culture of the 1960's. Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness 1968: Drummer Hoff. college campuses became centers of debate and scenes of protest more than ever before. pseud. In 1966. illustrated by Ed Emberley. The post World War II Baby Boom had created 70 million teenagers for the sixties. illustrated by Uri Shulevitz. [Leclair Alger] 1967: Sam. text: adapted by Barbara Emberley 1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. caused a struggle which played out on many campuses as the country became more involved (timeline) in the Vietnam War.C73 American Education : The Metropolitan Experience 1876-1980 History of education. Conant's The American High School Today. a landmark study that led the way to forced integration and bussing in the 1970s.V36 Public Schooling in America Brief information about all the landmarks of education. In grade schools across the nation.1966: Always Room for One More. Volume 2 LA 11.A793 Annals of America Vol. It was the end of 1968. Other titles by Lawrence A. baby boomers. Coleman commissioned by the government. LA 216. Cremin may be helpful. Problems in secondary schools. A return to the teaching of basic thinking skills was seen to be part of the solution. text: Sorche Nic Leodhas. reaching military draft age (selective service) and not yet voting age (minimum voting age did not become 18 until 1971).2 . phonics made a come back as reading specialists try to fix what was wrong in American education in the fifties.

were revealing legs. often worn with go-go boots. dance crazes. Follies and Manias Arranged by decade. Baby Boomers Headquarters | a site on the decade. Slot cars overtook toy trains in popularity. includes fads.swayed the fashion.R7755 Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America Important essays analyzing mass culture in American history. Barbie dolls. Good ones. By the end of the decade. the troll or Dammit doll (named for it's creator. The Sixties Project | the Viet Nam generation Badfads | Descriptions of the styles of the sixties Hairstyle history gallery | Online costume and hair gallery Sixties City | Culture. By mid-decade. Men's casual shirts were often plaid and buttoned down the front. miniskirts or hot pants. music. Blacks of both genders wore their hair in an afro. Unisex dressing was popular. LINKS y y y y y y Costumer's Manifesto | Links to world wide of fashion . bodywear was revealing curves. introduced by Mattel in 1959. with beards and moustaches. I. 12 inches tall and the first action figure for boys. Includes an interesting quiz on happenings from 1960-1969. Men's wear had a renaissance. California surfers took to skateboards as a way to stay fit out of season. while knee-length dresses were required wear for women in most public places. the fads and the politics of the decade. Clothing was as likely to be purchased at surplus stores as boutiques. and women's hair was either very short or long and lanky. Another doll. popular books and songs. and by 1963. and turtlenecks were in vogue. COSTUMES / FASHION The 1960's began with crew cuts on men and bouffant hairstyles on women. and embellished t-shirts. when worn. ties. E 169. became a huge success in the sixties.P19 Panati's Parade of Fads. Women wore peasant skirts or granny dresses and chunky shoes. Joe. GT 596. Great photos y y BOOKS on fashion y REF D840. featuring bell bottomed jeans.L64 Radical Rags: Fashion of the Sixties An in-depth look at the fashion of the sixties.P27 Day By Day: The Sixties Two volumes on the sixties give a closer look at current events during this turbulent decade . Bright colors. double-breasted sports jackets. history. A little of everything. Thomas Dam) was a good luck symbol for all ages. BOOKS on art y REF E169. the fad had spread across the country.1. TV. love beads. so much so that rival toy manufacturer Hasbro came up with G. Men's hair became longer and wider. were up to 5" wide. radio. polyester pants suits with Nehru jackets. patterned even when worn with stripes.1.

Many hippies moved to Haight Ashbury in San Francisco.A418 Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture: American Culture After World War II Encyclopedic listings of prominent people and trends GT605. that prayer in the public schools was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court decided in Engel v. particularly Jews. The term "blacks" became socially acceptable. Malcolm X preached about Black Nationalism. declared that he was a communist. Pauli Murray and Gloria Steinem. Marijuana use soared. The hippie movement endorsed drugs. John F. and the Soviet Union prepared to fire at US cities if we made a move. HISTORIC EVENTS AND TECHNOLOGY The Civil Rights movement made great changes in society in the 1960's. (National Organization for Women) questioned the unequal treatment of women. and disclosed the "glass ceiling. Castro seized American property.S. In 1962. both abortion and artificial insemination became legal in some states. Vitale. Cesar Chavez organized Hispanics in the United Farm Workers Association. the Black Panthers were formed to continue his mission. After his assassination. President John F. If you only see one book. Johnson became president. As the 1960's progressed. 370 U. 1962. this is the one. East Village in New York City. Well known Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary encouraged the use of LSD as a mind-opening drug. Respect for authority declined among the youth. It has photographs of people in turn of the century dress styles from the suffragettes to the businesslike attire of women & workman's factory attire to those in the 'oldest profession'. and his brief reign as president was often called Camelot. His Vice President. joined by whites. began to assert themselves in the courts and in violent protests. American Indians.y y REF E169. Betty Friedan. soon after overtaking Cuba. The CIA attacked Cuba in an ill-fated mission at the Bay of Pigs. In 1967." The number of Hispanic Americans tripled during the decade and became recognized as an oppressed minority. The birth control pill became widely available and abortion for cause was legalized in Colorado in 1967. The movement began peacefully. a spy plane identified long range missiles in Cuba.000 young people gathered in a spirit of love and sharing. represents the pinnacle of the hippie movement. the Watts riots broke out in Los Angeles. gave birth to Women's Lib. Lyndon B. mystic religions and sexual freedom. then chapters on contributors to changes in fashion. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. In 1965. rock music. and was reelected the following . They opposed violence. The Presidential Commission of the Status of Women (1963) presented disturbing facts about women's place in our society.12 . When Fidel Castro. the United States broke off diplomatic relations. Kennedy was young and charismatic. The Woodstock Festival at which 400. many young people turned from mainstream Protestant religions to mystic eastern religions such as Transcendental Meditation (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) or Zen Buddhism.H35 Common Threads: A Parade of American Clothing Includes an overview of the 20th century. 421. with Martin Luther King and Stokely Carmichael leading sit-ins and peaceful protests. and crime rates soared to nine times the rate of the 1950's. or lived in communes. facing unemployment rates of 50% and a life expectancy only two-thirds that of whites." The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to include gender. Kennedy readied troops to invade Cuba. replacing "Negroes.

Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 and Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. in Apollo XI.year.Peace Corps created by Pres. places and events. and it kept the patient alive for three days until a human heart could be transplanted. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. led to the consumer movement. shooting their officers rather than follow orders. was highlighted by Alan Shepard. It was largely a secret war until 1965. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. the first American in space in 1961. Ralph Nader's book.Lyndon Johnson becomes President of the United States LINKS y y y Historical Atlas of the 20th Century | Collection of maps and stats of the 20th century Early Information and Technology | Pictures and essays from Library of Congress. did not run for reelection in 1968. Johnson. Genealogy Guide | Helpful guide for locating past people. Denton Cooley implanted the first artificial heart in a human. Unsafe at any Speed. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring awakened the environmental movement and the Sierra Club gained a following. The surgeon general determined that smoking was a health hazard. draft dodgers fled to Canada. To prevent communist North Vietnam from overtaking South Vietnam. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. In 1963. College students organized anti-war protests. The Space Race. were the first men to walk on the moon in 1969. John F. The first clone of a vertebrate. The draft was accelerated and anti-war sentiment grew in the US.Pres. when massive troop buildups were ordered to put an end to the conflict. . and in 1965 required cigarette manufacturers to place warnings on all packages and in all ads. a South African tree frog. John Kennedy's brother. Robert campaigned for the nomination for President and he. Texas 1963 . begun by the Soviets in 1957. blamed by many for the war and the racial unrest in the country. Important Historic and Cultural Events 1961 . Dr. the United States sent military advisors and then soldiers. Kennedy 1963 . was produced in 1967.Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech 1963 . too was killed. and there were reports of soldiers reflected the growing disrespect for authority. People became more concerned with their health and their environment.

and happiness.5. along with Joan Baez and Peter. and brief entries. science and technology. James Brown. The Beach Boys began recording music that appealed to high schoolers.000 hippies and featured peace.1969 is covered in volume 8. however. Paul Anka. was ready for a change. captions. REF E176. and the more mellow psychedelic rock gained prominence.BOOKS Library of Congress browsing areas : E -F . REF E173. Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead grew out of the counterculture in 1967. REF E178.. Arranged by person. Neil Sedaka. History [ Remember. Paul & Mary.S. Bobby Darin. Acid Rock. from England.1 A71872 1995 Day by Day : The Sixties What happened in politics. history covers all areas of the library. 18.A793 The Annals of America vol.1 Who Was Who in America Brief entries alphabetical by person. Covers from art to transportation. REF E169. Elvis returned to the music scene from the US Army. their audience narrowed to the young.D563 Dictionary of American Biography Annual.and LSD. this encyclopedic set is accessible and gives easy to use background information for this decade. burst into popularity with innovative rock music that appealed to all ages. the Supremes. Most valuable for this research. Arranged by person. including Smoky Robinson. REF E174. and Aretha Franklin. The musical phenomena of the decade was Woodstock. Brief description of their contribution. joining the other white male vocalists at the top of the charts.5. REF E169. REF Q125 . Jimi Hendrix. Folk music contributed to the counterculture.D52 Dictionary of American History From very brief to multi-page signed entries on topics in American History.U. Set contains essays and excepts from important writers and on important topics of the time. Jerry Lee Lewis. When the Beatles turned to acid rock.] y y y y y REF E18. Typical of Marshall Cavendish. a three day music festival that drew 400.W64 1897-1942 v. The Righteous Brothers were a popular white duo who used African American styling to create a distinctive sound. America.. science and culture each day for the entire decade. Up to 1 page biographical entries. specializing in black rhythm and blues. highly amplified and improvisational. Del Shannon and Frankie Avalon. MUSIC In 1960. caused in part by the drug scene.A765 Asimov's Chronology of Science & Discovery Scientific breakthroughs by year.C93 Dictionary of American Portraits Photographs or drawings of important Americans. The Beatles. Martha and the Vandellas. and the Temptations. y y FINDING PEOPLE IN BOOKS y y y REF N7593 .1 A471872 1995 America in the 20th Century 1960 . as well as some black men. the arts. There was a major change in popular music in the mid-1960's. love. aided in the emergence of female groups such as Gladys Knight and the Pips. Bob Dylan helped bring about a folk music revival.A48 Album of American History Vol VI and supp This is a great book to give the reader the real flavor of the decade because it is made up of photographs.U75 Timetables of American History Include history and politics. . The Tamla Motown Record Company came on the scene. REF E176 . and other info of interest.

includes important premiers and musical events. After Marilyn Monroe died. who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Alvin Lucier. including Dr. Radio from the 1960s | Listen to music of the sixties History of Rock 'n Roll | One stop shopping for information on Rock BOOKS Library ofCongress browsing areas: M-ML y REF ML200.H15 A Chronicle of American Music 1700-1995 Arranged by year. RADIO.S634 Music Since 1900 Arranged by day. Hair. and TELEVISION By 1960. Disney offered family entertainment in 101 Dalmatians and Pinocchio. Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. historical highlights. including Camelot. Robert Ashley's Wolfman. resonated from loudspeakers.S37L4 The Great American Song Thesaurus Arranged by year.000+ song lyrics. It was a great decade for musicals. developed in 1960 by Robert Moog and Donald Buchla. The most prestigious playwright of the sixties is Edward Albee. REF ML197." in which electrodes were attached to the performer's scalp. summary of world and musical events. leading to the advent of off-off-Broadway. accompanied by occasional percussion. By the end of the decade. including Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. Oliver. and by 1966 for the first time. FILM. Morton Subotnik's Silver Apples of the Moon. was the idol of young girls.The modular synthesizer (aka moog synthesizer). LINKS y y y LyricFind | 50. and The Graduate. Man of La Mancha. y y y THEATER. notably Max Mathews' Music IV and Music V. list of important songs. REF ML128. and producers resorted to musicals and works proven elsewhere. and Funny Girl. Lists their shows and the published music for each show. Broadway productions had become prohibitively expensive for adventurous offerings. His alpha waves. controlled by his concentration. Innovative composers were already experimenting with electroacoustic music. Musicals that proved popular on Broadway were made into movies. Six James Bond Movies. American art and literature. Sex became more explicit. Theater expanded outside New York City. as in Midnight Cowboy. Even Off-Broadway was feeling the economic pinch. popular music was also using synthesizers and other electronic devices. Search by keyword. In 1967. No. From Russia With Love. commenting on the arms race as in Dr. marked a major change in serious music. where innovative shows and new writers could get a start. Hello Dolly. Now they were able to go further with John Cage's 0'0 (Zero Silence) to be performed by anyone in anyway. artist or title. Audrey Hepburn. Movies became more political. world cultural highlights.commercial and cultural. REF ML390. Computers were used in music composition and sound synthesis. and occasionally nontraditional. music . star of My Fair Lady and Wait until Dark.S983 Show Tunes 1905-1985 Features important composers. Strangelove. created "Music for a Solo Performer. one of the co-founders of the Sonic Arts Union. more actors were employed outside New York City than in it. and .

Books may be the best means of learning more on this topic. were ignored. the Outer Limits . events. and Mr. Radio continued to be the primary means of listening to music. combined sex and violence and were enormously popular. My Favorite Martian . This book lists and describes by year premiers. Strangelove or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb . the Swim. In the late 60's. LINKS Greatest Films . A theater buff's bible. where many regular performers and guests became part of a show biz classic. from the University of Sydney y y BOOKS Library of Congress browsing areas for theatre and drama: PN y y REF PN2189. and dancing became an individual activity. including photos. revivals.Goldfinger. resulting in the need for a new film code by the MPAA. They not only learned the latest music. danced above the crowd. Star Trek. the Watusi. Eventually the names and stylized mimicry ceased and the dancers just moved however they wanted. and ran for most of the decade.The Graduate .a film showing how the generation gap affects communications 1969 . REF PN1998 . and the Twilight Zone. For those who preferred watching the dancers. violence and language. Year and Title of Film: 1964 . births/death/debuts in both America and Great Britain. Each new dance often lasted for just a song or two before the next one came along. (The first was Rocky and his Friends in 1959. When Chubby Checker introduced the twist on the show in 1961. on stages or in bird cages. The major development was a change from primarily AM to FM . Previous taboos on sex.a satire on the dangers of atomic weapons 1968 .L85 Twentieth Century Theatre. I Dream of Jeannie. mimicking their namesakes. productions. The Andy Griffith Show was the epitome of prime time family television. Go-go girls.Film trends and censorship in the 1960's. the Monkey and the Jerk followed the Twist. watched by teens from coast to coast.Dr.an example a films with a more mature theme SPORTS . The supernatural and science fiction blended in many of the popular shows. but how to dance to it. the Flintstones . New ground was broken with each new film. The list below represents only a beginning of what was happening in the cinema industry. Magoo. humor was revived in a show called Rowan and Martin's Laugh In. Radio was supplemented by American Bandstand. The Addams Family.Midnight Cowboy .) It appealed to both children and adults and set off a trend that included Alvin & the Chipmunks .A2 I48 Illustrated Who's Who of the Cinema.Plot summaries of Hollywood classics Movies of the 1960's . including Bewitched. Brief entries by name. The Beverly Hillbillies heralded the rise of the sitcom. Television offered the second prime time cartoon show. in 1960. the Jetsons . The Mashed Potato. a new craze was born.

set contains photos of the athletes. REF GV 741 . 200m. and the women 's 400m relay team set a world record. BOOKS Library of Congress browsing area for sports is GV.S. New York Jets. shot put. Elvin Hayes and Elgin Baylor. In professional sports. Tommie Smith. Wyomia Tyus set a world record in the 100m run. Muhammad Ali won gold as a light heavyweight boxer. Dallas Long. National League.I58 . REF GV 709 .Sports: Complete Virtual Reference. olympic records for Henry Carr. lists past athletes by sport. equipment and athletes. Jack Nicklaus. REF GV 741 . 400m. Billy Mills. pitcher Sandy Koufax. came along to begin his own great golf career. and Al Oerter. and olympic record setting Glenn Davis. In 1964. Austria. y y y y y REF GV 697 . 400m hurdles. Boston. David Jenkins. Wilma Rudoph won gold in both the 100m and 200m runs. The US ice hockey team also won the gold medal in these winter olympics. similar to the Sports Illustrated Almanac. 200m. the summer games were held in Rome. pub.ESPN Sports Almanac. In Mexico City. Some of the outstanding athletes in the 1960 games were. shot put. Tennis Championship title in 1968. .S768 .A1P32 . discus. The women's 400m relay and the men's basketball team won gold. Basketball greats included Bill Russell. Other baseball greats included Willie Mays.000m. Star football players included Abner Haynes. published by Gale Research. and the men's 400m relay team. 100m. by Gale. and 1966. Al Oerter set a third olympic record in the discus throw. the winter games were held in Grenoble France and the summer games were held in Mexico City. This 2 vol. In Rome during the1960 games. Jim Nance. and Al Oerter. the men's track and field efforts were rewarded with world records for Jim Hines.International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. Debbie Meyer won 3 golds for 200. pub. won the Cy Young award in baseball in 1963. the winter games were held in Squaw Valley. 100m. 1966.I58 .S663 . 1965. 1968. Arnold Palmer dominated golf in the 1960's. Lee Evans. 400m. lists of athletes by sport. Don Schollander won two gold medals in the 100m and 400m freestyle swim. Once again the men's basketball team won gold and the men's 400m relay team set a world record. Dallas. and the summer games were held in Tokyo. Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the U. Roberto Clemente. too. information on sports. the winter games were held in Innsbruck. William Nieder.Sports Stars. among the US gold medalis ts were: world record setting Otis Davis. 100m. 200m. Wilt Chamberlain. were gold medal women athletes. and Edith McGuire. 400 and 800m freestyle swimming events. In 1960. REF GV 704 . gold in figure skating. by Firefly Books. Figure skating champion Peggy Fleming won gold for her performance in Grenoble. Wyomia Tyus. 10. discus. In 1968. His chief rival. 1960.Three Olympic Games were held during the sixties. and Joe Namath. female athletes from around the world. Highlights for the US team were at the summer games where medalists included world records for Bob Hayes. gold in figure skating and Carol Heiss.Sports Illustrated Sports Almanac. and Bob Gibson.