Cost of Living
Year end close of Dow Jones Industrial Average: 905
Average cost of new house: $14,250
Average monthly rent: $125
Average income per year: $7,300
Federal minimum wage increased to $1.40 per hour
Average cost of a new car: $2,750
Gallon of gasoline: $0.33
Movie ticket: $1.25
Polaroid camera: $50
Parker pen set: $11.95
Ladies Electric Roller Set: $24.95
Now you can set your hair in minutes electrically, switch on and 8 rollers which heat in just 5 minutes, when rollers are ready just use as normal, contains 16 rollers in three sizes, 16 clips all contained in red plastic case.
The continued presence of American troops increased further and a total of 475,000 were serving in Vietnam and the peace rallies were multiplying as the number of protesters against the war increased.
The Boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to be inducted into the US Army.
In England a new type of model became a fashion sensation by the name of Twiggy and “mini skirts” continued to get shorter and even more popular with a short lived fashion being paper clothing.
Also during this year new Discotheques and singles bars appeared across cities around the world and the Beatles continued to reign supreme with the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band” album, and this year was also coined the summer of love when young teenagers got friendly and smoked pot and grooved to the music of “The Grateful Dead. Jefferson Airplane and The Byrd’s”.
The first Rolling Stone Magazine is published with John Lennon gracing the cover
The Dirty Dozen You Only Live Twice Casino Royale
A Man for All Seasons Thoroughly Modern Millie
Barefoot in the Park
To Sir, with Love
In the Heat of the Night
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Popular TV Programs
The Prisoner The Forsyte Saga Coronation Street
The Saint The Beverly Hillbillies The Lucy Show
Z-Cars Doctor Who General Hospital
Bewitched Crossroads Hogan’s Heroes
Jeopardy! Peyton Place Star Trek The Monkeys
Dream of Jeannie
The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers (win 35-10) and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Carrol Shelby Mustang GT-500 Fastback was released
World’s First Heart Transplant operation in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan N Barnard
The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington Co Durham.
The first ATM ( Automatic Teller Machine ) is put into service in Barclays Bank in London
The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight