1966 – Mod Colorful Clothes

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  • Increased use of drugs like LSD becomes of concern.
  • Successfully the first artificial heart transplant is done.
  • Miniskirts are everywhere and colorful mod clothes.
  • Pampers are introduced by Proctor & Gamble.
  • The Vatican lifts the ban for U.S. Catholics which forbid them to eat meat on Fridays.

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  • Bell bottom jeans become all the rage.


  • On August 29th the Beatles perform their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
  • Great albums come out the Beatles “Rubber Soul” and the Beach Boys “Pet Sounds”
  • The first pop number one for southern soul music with Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman”.
  • Bob Dylan releases his classic album “Blonde On Blonde” and goes into seclusion in upstate New York for a whole year after a motorcycle accident.
  • Popularity is gained by psychedelic rock with the Byrds “Eight Miles High”, The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” and the Count Five’s “Psychotic Reaction”.
  • Going on to gain great popularity and bringing lots of great music The Monkees TV show makes its debut.
    • Sports
      • The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series
      • The NFL Championship is won by the Green Bay Packers
      • NBA Championship by the Celtics
      • The Masters and the British Open in golf are won by Jack Nicklaus establishing himself as the world’s greatest golfer
      • Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns retires from football
  • Movies and TV
    • Movies competing at the box office are “Hawaii”, “The Bible”, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    • The Academy Award as Best Movie goes to “A Man for All Seasons” starring Paul Schofield
    • The most popular foreign film becomes “A Man and a Woman”.
    • Actor and comedian Buster Keaton dies
    • Walt Disney dies
    • Appearing on TV for the first time The Monkees and Mission Impossible
    • Most popular TV shows Bonanza, The Red Skelton Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Lucy Show and The Jackie Gleason Show
  • Books
    • The year’s best seller is Jacqueline Susann’s “The Valley of the Dolls”.
    • Most acclaimed book Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood”.


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  1. me too I had some real cool clothes back in them days
    like the saddle back jeans hot pink velvet shorts the
    hot country dress’s that ha the fringe string dress’s
    that were swede as well as the cool dark blue pants.


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