- The World’s Fair was in New York City however it didn’t make the money they expected.
- You could drive because a gallon of gas cost 30 cents.
- One of the most popular cars of the era became the Ford Mustang.
- The G.I. Joe doll was created by Hasbro.
- San Francisco introduces topless bars.
- The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rises to the top of the U.S. Pop Charts.
- Beatles fans go wild as the Fab Four appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their performance received record ratings.
- On the pop charts between February and June, the six number one records are all by the Beatles.
- The British Invasion arrives in the U.S. as British bands arrive on the scene and the Merseybeat sound takes over the radio airwaves.
- Next came the Animals, Kinks, and the Rolling Stones.
- Motown was doing great with R&B hits by the Temptations, Four Tops, and The Supremes.
- Soul music’s biggest star Sam Cooke gets shot and killed by a woman.
- The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series.
- The NFL Championship is won by the Cleveland Browns.
- Cassius Clay who later became Muhammed Ali defeats Sonny Liston winning the world’s heavyweight championship.
- Arnold Palmer wins his fourth Masters’ tournament in golf.
- At the young age of 17, Jim Ryan runs a 3: 50-minute mile.
Movies and TV
- The Beatles come out with their movie “A Hard Day’s Night”.
- The big Oscar winner of the year is “My Fair Lady” starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
- One of the most bumbling detectives appears on the big screen as Peter Sellers starts to play his classic character Inspector Closeau in the “Pink Panther”.
- Other popular movies include “The Carpetbaggers” and James Bond 007 in “From Russia with Love”.
- Most popular TV shows are Bonanza, The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Gomer Pyle, USMC and the Fugitive.