Gift Ideas for those born in the 1960's

Our Born In The 1960s "Taking You Back In Time" gifts include Personalized Year In History Prints for each year in the 60s and Year In History Coffee Mugs From 1960 to 1969. We feature most of the important news stories we have listed below on the print and mug from each specific year, plus prices, Famous People Born That Year and popular culture from the year

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1960

1960 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1960 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1960 Important Events included the following John F Kennedy wins Presidential Election • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) starts its fight against the British • The USA announces it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam • Aluminum cans are used for the first time • The Berlin Wall is built • OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) is formed • The USA launches its first weather satellite, TIROS-1 • Frances tests its first atomic bomb, joining the USA, UK, and USSR as a nuclear power • Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1961

1961 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1961 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1961 Important Events included the following Fidel Castro declares Cuba is to adopt Communism and bans free elections • President Kennedy advises Americans to build bomb shelters • The Peace Corps is established by John F. Kennedy • Construction of the Berlin Wall begins • Amnesty International is started in Great Britain • The World Wide Fund for Nature is started • “Freedom Riders” test the United States Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia over local segregation ordinances • Niagra Falls starts producing hydroelectric power • Alan Shepard makes first US space flight after Yuri Gagarin is the first human in space

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1962

1962 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1962 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1962 Important Events included the following The first US rocket Ranger IV lands on the moon on April 26 • Marilyn Monroe is found dead of an overdose on August 5 • The first Wal-Mart store is opened by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas • US Embargo of all imports from Cuba goes into effect under President Kennedy • Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal • 12 European countries form the European Space Agency • The Oral Polio Vaccine is developed by Albert Sabin • The Cuban Missile Crisis occurs when the USSR planned to deploy missiles in Cuba, on the brink of nuclear war the United States blockaded Cuba and the USSR agreed to dismantle Soviet missile silos

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1963

Personalized 1963   Birthday Print 1963 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1963 Important Events included the following President John F. Kennedy was assassinated • Lyndon Johnson became president • Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech • AT&T introduced touch tone phones • Alcatraz federal penitentiary closed • The United States and Soviet Union agree to establish a “hot line” direct communication system between the two nations to prevent a possible nuclear war • Zip codes are implemented in the United States • Beatlemania begins in the United States • Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 people in Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada • Jack Ruby murdered John F. Kennedy’s suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald live on television • James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1964

Personalized 1964 Birthday Print 1964 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1964 Important Events included the following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize • President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty • US Congress authorized war against North Vietnam • Residents of Washington D.C. are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time • South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the country’s Apartheid policies • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law by President Johnson • The Star of India sapphire was stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York • Civil war breaks out between Greeks and Turks in Cyprus • Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win the “Best Actor” Academy Award • Hasbro launched the G.I. Joe action figure

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1965

1965 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1965 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1965 Important Events included the following Hindi becomes the official language of India • Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the USA • Malcolm X is shot in New York • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery • Operation Rolling Thunder is launched in Vietnam and the war is escalated • The United States begins to airlift Cubans wishing to leave Cuba and live in America • Sony introduced the Betamax Video Recorder • The Beatles release the movie and album “Help!” • The Mary Quant designed Mini Skirt appears in London • Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1966

1966 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1966 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1966 Important Events included the following The Black Panthers are formed in the US • The Houston Astrodome is built, the dome measured 710 ft in diameter • The Draft Deferment Test is started in the US as a way for students to convince the Draft Board that they would serve the nation better in the quiet of the classrooms rather than the jungles of Vietnam • Miranda Rights come into being after the Supreme Court overturns the conviction of a confessed rapist on June 13, the accused had not been properly informed of his right to council and to not testify against himself • Ex-Marine Charles Whitman kills 14 and injures 31 on a killing spree at the University of Texas • 4 dig under the Berlin Wall to gain freedom from East Germany • Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India • The first episode of Star Trek airs on television • Chairman Mao launches China’s Cultural Revolution and begins purging intellectuals on August 13 • The United States has nearly 500,000 troops in Vietnam • The Soviet Union land Luna 9 on the Moon in February and the US follows in June with the Surveyor 1

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1967

1967 Taking You Back In Time Personalized Print 1967 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1967 Important Events included the following The musical Hair premieres • Elvis Presley marries Priscilla • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonley Hearts Club Band • Interracial marriage is declared constitutional by the Supreme Court in the Loving v. Virginia case • The first Rolling Stone magazine is published • The first Super Bowl is played between the Green Bay Packers (win 35-10) and the Kansas City Chiefs • Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court • Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the US army • The world’s first heart transplant takes place in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan Barnard • The Six Day War takes place when Arab forces attack Israel, in the end Israel gains additional territory • Race Riots occur in many US cities including Cleveland, Detroit, and Newark • Jimmy Hoffa begins an 8 year prison term for defrauding the union and jury tampering • The 25th amendment is ratified, dealing with succession to the presidency • The Suez Canal closes until 1975

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1968

Personalized 1968   Birthday Print 1968 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1968 Important Events included the following The Philadelphia Bank installs the first automated teller machine (ATM) in the US • The Emergency 911 Telephone service is started in the US • Apollo 8 orbits the Moon, becoming the first manned space mission to achieve the feat • The Big Mac goes on sale at McDonalds • Senator Robert Kennedy is assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles • Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 • The Black Power salute is seen on television worldwide after the gold and bronze medalists in the Olympics show the salute during a medal ceremony in Mexico City, Mexico • Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the civil rights movement, is assassinated by James Earl Ray which leads to violence and riots in US cities • North Vietnam and Viet Cong troops launch the Tet Offensive • The Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia takes places trying to get political liberalization, but it was crushed by Warsaw Pact countries • 50,000 people participated in the “Poor Peoples March” on Washington DC

Taking You Back In Time To The Year 1969

Personalized 1969   Birthday Print 1969 Year In History Coffee Mug
For Those Born In 1969 Important Events included the following Richard Nixon becomes the President of the USA • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to step foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission • The Woodstock festival attracts more than 300,000 music fans • The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is founded • Seiko sells the first quartz watch • The first Concorde test flight is held in France • The Beatles release their final album • Sesame Street makes its debut on PBS • Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder five people • The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet makes its debut from Seattle to New York • The Chappaquiddick Affair occurs when Senator Edward Kennedy plunges the car he was driving into a pond and a body of a female passenger is found • ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet is created • At a free Rolling Stones concert in Livermore, California, the use of Hells Angels as bouncers results in a number of deaths • The US Air Force closed its Project (Blue Book) concluding there was no evidence of UFOs

1960's Party Favors 60's Print and 1960s Mug

1960's Party Favor Print 1960's Decade In History Coffee Mug
The 1960s were a time filled with massive social and cultural changes. Protesters filled the streets fighting for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam. Social norms became less important and the youth culture expanded their world views through music, drugs, sexuality, and education. Many political and social leaders were assassinated during the decade, creating a feeling of instability and constant change. Tensions between the East and West were at an all time high and the fear of nuclear war was real. These fears were manifest in the space race in which the USA succeeded in putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.