Graduating Class of 1964

Clinton County High School

Albany, Kentucky

by Duane Bristow - 2014

Contents:
  1. Introduction
  2. Class History
  3. Roll Call
  4. Pictures
  5. Couples
  6. Deceased
  7. Comments
  8. History - 1960-1964
  9. Web Links

Introduction

After Eva and I returned from our 50th :) class reunion at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Lodge, I decided to add this web page to my Little History project. Some of you may be interested in this. If you are, I need a little help from you. First, I need comments and corrections. Second, I need additional pictures taken from 1960 to 1964 or at either of our three reunions and links to any relevant web pages. Third, I need additional information about you such as contact information and personal histories of classmates such as names of spouses, occupations and interesting life facts, place of residence, family and home pictures, and number of children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Please send email to me, duane@kyphilom.com. Thank you.

Our thanks to Maggie for organizing the 50th reunion and for gathering the contact information here so that we could contact you.

The class picture at the top of this page leaves a little to be desired because it is not as sharp as I would have hoped and it seems to leave off a few people on the left and right sides. If someone has a better one please let me know or send me a copy. Thanks.

Class History

I think there is a class history in the annual, but I haven't been able to get to my copy. If anyone wants to copy that class history to an email to me or send me a scan of it, I would appreciate it and I will add it here.

Roll Call



Updated Email Addresses

Attendees 50th Reunion

Dale Hollow Lake Park Lodge - October 18, 2014

Pictures

Couples

Deceased

  1. James Lowell Avery
  2. Virginia Ayers
  3. Eddie Paul Coop - 2006
  4. Ben Leigh Dyer
  5. Roger Selvidge - 2000
  6. Ima Jean Shelton
  7. Hugh Thrasher
  8. Marjorie Upchurch
  9. Patsy Lowhorn
  10. Pat Hickman

Comments

This is a place for your individual stories.
Roger Selvidge and Maggie Guthrie
Roger was our graduating class president.

Roger and Maggie married in August 1968. They were both teachers in the school system at Hopkinsville, Kentucky. They had no children. Roger died very suddenly due to a heart attack in Nashville on April 8, 2000 at the age of 53. He is buried in Beech Bottom Cemetery.

Roger was also an artist and photographer. He displayed his paintings at the Foothills Festival for several years.

               
                Fireflies at Dusk

In the tall grass on the hillside,
The fireflies begin a symphony of light.
Their silent ethereal music,
is played in waves across the grass.
In golden notes,
Against a darkening sky,
They play a soft summer nocturne.

by Roger Selvidge


Roger painted this for his friend, Duane Bristow
It is the entrance to Duane's farm.


Roger Selvidge's grave at Beech Bottom Cemetery in Clinton County

Eddie Paul Coop
Eddie Paul was a DJ at WANY radio station in Albany. He died on January 28, 2006 at age 59 and is buried in Aaron's Chapel Cemetery in Clinton county Kentucky. His wife, Bonnie, survives.
Duane Bristow married to Eva Harlan

I have learned to be a Jack of many trades but a King of none.

I was born in Indiana in 1947 to my parents, Jesse Bristow and Nora Lafever Bristow, and when I was two years old my family moved to a farm near Albany, Kentucky so that my father could care for his grandfather, Dr. S. W. Bristow, and his wife, Ellen, who lived there.

I attended a one room grade school, Cowan school. During those years my jobs were to carry two two gallon buckets of water from the spring each day for our family home water supply and to carry the firewood in from the porch each night for the heating stove.

In the summers, as a teenager, I picked and sold blackberries and worked loading square bales of hay on a wagon in the fields and unloading it in the barn and cutting and hauling tobacco and hoeing gardens and tobacco. I worked in bean fields and green pepper fields and strawberry patches and picked corn by hand and stripped and sold tobacco and attended livestock and tobacco and real estate auctions.

In 1964 I graduated Clinton County High School. In 1965 I married my girlfriend, Eva Harlan, from high school and we committed to living the rest of our lives together as a team. We raised two fine sons and now have two grand daughters in college and a step grandson in the Air Force and he and his wife have a son who is our step great grandson.

I learned the art and science of forestry in college and by working for a state forestry agency for eleven years. I graduated with the highest grade point average in the school of Forestry at the University of Georgia and was a member of several scholastic organizations. Eva worked to help pay for my college education.

I have grown silkworms and kept bees and produced honey and made wine.

I worked as a forester for the Kentucky Division of Forestry from 1968 to 1979,

I operated the family farm from 1979 to 2012 growing cattle and hogs and tobacco and corn and hay. Since 1980 I worked as a computer consultant planning computer systems and writing computer programs for businesses.

I have been a homeowner and raised a family and gardened and cooked and managed businesses and money and played games and had fun and enjoyed life. I have dabbled in architecture as far as designing and planning a family house and a large farm barn. Eva was my partner and companion in all this and besides keeping the house and raising the family, she gardened and canned and preserved food and helped me with my business.

History - 1960-1964


1960/--/-- France grants independence to the Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, and Gabon. 5910
1960/--/-- Belgium grants independence to the Congo (Zaire); Patrice Lumumba becomes premier. 5911
1960/--/-- The Congo crisis begins with the secession of Katanga province under Moise Tshombe. 5912
1960/--/-- Britain grants independence to Nigeria; Abubakar Balewa continues as prime minister. 5913
1960/--/-- A military coup takes place in Turkey; prime minister Adnan Menderes is executed (1961). 5914
1960/--/-- Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann is abducted to Israel. 5915
1960/--/-- 69 Africans are killed in the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa. 5916
1960/--/-- The South African government bans the African National Congress (ANC). 5917
1960/--/-- Congo (Zaire) premier Patrice Lumumba is ousted by Joseph Mobutu and murdered. 5918
1960/--/-- A student uprising forces the resignation of Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea. 5919
1960/--/-- Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the world's first woman prime minister in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). 5920
1960/--/-- Viet Cong groups unite into the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (NLFSV). 5921
1960/--/-- Walter Ulbricht becomes head of East Germany. 5922
1960/--/-- The Soviets shoot down a U-2 spy plane; U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers is captured. 5923
1960/--/-- The presidential debates of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon are televised. 5924
1960/--/-- South African civil rights leader Albert Luthuli wins the Nobel Peace Prize. 5925
1960/--/-- An earthquake kills 15,000 at Agadir in Morocco. 5926
1960/--/-- The planned city of Brasilia becomes the new capital of Brazil. 5927
1960/--/-- Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend to 35,800 ft in the bathyscaphe Trieste. 5928
1960/--/-- The first submerged firing is made of a Polaris submarine-launched missile. 5929
1960/--/-- American physicist Theodore H. Maiman demonstrates the first successful laser. 5930
1960/--/-- The first quasars, the most luminous known objects in the universe, are discovered. 5931
1960/--/-- The Echo 1 experimental communications satellite is launched. 5932
1960/--/-- NASA launches the first TIROS weather satellite. 5933
1960/--/-- American track star Wilma Rudolph wins 3 gold medals at the Rome Olympic Games. 5934
1960/--/-- The Motown record company is founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy. 5935
1960/--/-- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson founds the Christian Broadcasting Network. 5936
1960/--/-- Harold Pinter's play The Caretaker is produced. 5937
1960/--/-- Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock directs the suspense thriller Psycho. 5938
1960/--/-- Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni directs La Notte (The Night). 5939
1960/--/-- American author John Updike publishes the novel Rabbit Run. 5940
1961/--/-- Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th U.S. president; Johnson becomes vice-president. 5941
1961/--/-- Agostinho Neto and Holden Roberto lead insurrections in Portuguese Angola. 5942
1961/--/-- Britain grants independence to Tanganyika (Tanzania) with Julius Nyerere as prime minister. 5943
1961/--/-- President Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in the Dominican Republic. 5944
1961/--/-- India annexes the Portugese territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 5945
1961/--/-- President Kennedy begins to increase the U.S. military presence in Vietnam. 5946
1961/--/-- UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in the Congo (Zaire). 5947
1961/--/-- The Berlin Wall is constructed, separating East and West Berlin. 5948
1961/--/-- The Kurds begin a guerrilla war against Iraq to gain independence for Kurdistan. 5949
1961/--/-- American-aided Cuban exiles attempt the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion. 5950
1961/--/-- President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. 5951
1961/--/-- Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth. 5952
1961/--/-- Astronaut Alan Shepard makes the first U.S. suborbital space flight. 5953
1961/--/-- President Kennedy sets a goal for landing a man on the Moon within the decade. 5954
1961/--/-- The drug thalidomide is found to cause malformations in new born babies. 5955
1961/--/-- Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home-run baseball record with a season total of 61. 5956
1961/--/-- Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West. 5957
1961/--/-- Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti debuts in Puccini's La Boheme. 5958
1961/--/-- Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman directs Max Von Sydow in Through a Glass Darkly. 5959
1961/--/-- French filmmaker Francois Truffaut directs Jeanne Moreau in Jules and Jim. 5960
1961/--/-- Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica directs Sophia Loren in Alberto Moravia's Two Women. 5961
1961/--/-- V.S. Naipaul writes about West Indian life in A House for Mr. Biswas. 5962
1961/--/-- Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein publishes Stranger in a Strange Land. 5963
1961/--/-- English writer Muriel Spark publishes The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 5964
1961/--/-- British novelist Iris Murdoch publishes A Severed Head. 5965
1961/--/-- American writer Joseph Heller publishes the anti-war novel Catch-22. 5966
1962/--/-- Britain grants independence to Uganda; Milton Obote becomes prime minister. 5967
1962/--/-- Burmese diplomat U Thant becomes the first Asian secretary general of the UN. 5968
1962/--/-- The Cuban Missile Crisis begins; Soviet missiles are withdrawn from Cuba. 5969
1962/--/-- Algeria gains independence from France; Ahmed ben Bella becomes prime minister. 5970
1962/--/-- Georges Pompidou becomes premier of France's Fifth Republic. 5971
1962/--/-- Britain grants independence to Trinidad and Tobago with Eric Williams as chief minister. 5972
1962/--/-- The University of Mississippi is forced to admit black student James Meredith. 5973
1962/--/-- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that school prayers are a violation of the 1st Amendment. 5974
1962/--/-- Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. 5975
1962/--/-- The U.S. launches Telstar, the first commercial communications satellite. 5976
1962/--/-- The Mariner 2 spacecraft passes within 21,598 miles of Venus. 5977
1962/--/-- Rachel Carson criticizes indiscriminate use of pesticides in her book Silent Spring. 5978
1962/--/-- American historian Barbara Tuchman publishes The Guns of August. 5979
1962/--/-- Sonny Liston defeats Floyd Patterson to become heavyweight boxing champion. 5980
1962/--/-- Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in one game. 5981
1962/--/-- Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opens his Parisian fashion house. 5982
1962/--/-- American artist Jim Dine paints the pop art subject Black Saw. 5983
1962/--/-- Pop artist Andy Warhol begins making silk screen prints of mass-media images. 5984
1962/--/-- The British pop group The Beatles make their first recordings. 5985
1962/--/-- Folk-rock singer and composer Bob Dylan writes Blowin' in the Wind. 5986
1962/--/-- Television journalist Walter Cronkite is made anchorman of CBS Evening News. 5987
1962/--/-- British filmmaker David Lean directs Lawrence of Arabia. 5988
1962/--/-- Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in Cleopatra, the most expensive film to date. 5989
1962/--/-- Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski directs his first film Knife in the Water. 5990
1962/--/-- American film actress Marilyn Monroe dies from a drug overdose. 5991
1962/--/-- Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is produced on Broadway. 5992
1962/--/-- Actor Laurence Olivier becomes the first director of the National Theatre in London. 5993
1962/--/-- American writer Ken Kesey publishes One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. 5994
1962/--/-- British writer Anthony Burgess publishes the futuristic novel A Clockwork Orange. 5995
1962/--/-- Science fiction writer J.G. Ballard publishes The Drowned World. 5996
1962/--/-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich. 5997
1962/--/-- American writer Katherine Anne Porter publishes the novel Ship of Fools. 5998
1963/--/-- A UN peace keeping force ends the secession attempt of Katanga province (Shaba). 5999
1963/--/-- President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is assassinated. 6000
1963/--/-- Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah form the Federation of Malaysia. 6001
1963/--/-- Britain's entry to the European Economic Community is blocked by France. 6002
1963/--/-- A limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is signed by Britain, the U.S., and the USSR. 6003
1963/--/-- Kenya gains independence from Britain; Jomo Kenyatta becomes prime minister. 6004
1963/--/-- Black nationalist Joshua Nkomo is imprisoned in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 6005
1963/--/-- The Organization of African Unity (OAU) is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 6006
1963/--/-- President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. 6007
1963/--/-- Lyndon B. Johnson is inaugurated as the 36th President of the U.S. 6008
1963/--/-- Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as chancellor of West Germany. 6009
1963/--/-- The Profumo sex scandal undermines the Conservative government in Britain. 6010
1963/--/-- Sir Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold Macmillan as British prime minister. 6011
1963/--/-- British spy Harold (Kim) Philby defects to the USSR. 6012
1963/--/-- Levi Eshkol succeeds David Ben-Gurion as prime minister of Israel. 6013
1963/--/-- John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby. 6014
1963/--/-- Martin Luther King, Jr. makes his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. 6015
1963/--/-- The American X-15 research aircraft establishes an altitude record of 67 miles. 6016
1963/--/-- Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space. 6017
1963/--/-- Arecibo Observatory begins observations with a 1,000-ft wide radio telescope. 6018
1963/--/-- Race-car driver Jim Clark wins seven Grand Prix events and the world title. 6019
1963/--/-- Jack Nicklaus becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament. 6020
1963/--/-- Football running back Jim Brown sets a record for rushes of 1,863 yards. 6021
1963/--/-- Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein completes the comic strip painting Whaam. 6022
1963/--/-- Pop artist Claes Oldenburg creates the kapok-filled sculpture Soft Typewriter. 6023
1963/--/-- American pop vocal group the Beach Boys release the record Surfin' U.S.A. 6024
1963/--/-- The Rolling Stones rock band is formed in Britain. 6025
1963/--/-- The first James Bond film Dr. No is produced. 6026
1963/--/-- Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick directs the anti-war film Dr. Strangelove. 6027
1963/--/-- British filmmaker Joseph Losey directs The Servant. 6028
1963/--/-- Peter Sellers stars as Inspector Clouseau in the film The Pink Panther. 6029
1963/--/-- Czech dissident playwright Vaclav Havel writes The Garden Party. 6030
1963/--/-- American writer Mary McCarthy publishes The Group. 6031
1963/--/-- English writer John Le Carre publishes The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. 6032
1963/--/-- Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar is published in the year of her death. 6033
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Zanzibar. 6034
1964/--/-- Fighting breaks out on Cyprus between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. 6035
1964/--/-- Tanganyika joins with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania. 6036
1964/--/-- ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa. 6037
1964/--/-- FRELIMO begins a war of independence against the Portuguese in Mozambique. 6038
1964/--/-- North Vietnam allegedly attacks U.S. vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin. 6039
1964/--/-- The Tonkin Gulf Resolution escalates the use of U.S. personnel in Vietnam. 6040
1964/--/-- General Westmoreland is appointed to command the U.S. forces in South Vietnam. 6041
1964/--/-- Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies; he is succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri. 6042
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Malawi; H. Kamuzu Banda becomes prime minister. 6043
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Zambia; Kenneth D. Kaunda becomes president. 6044
1964/--/-- Ian Smith becomes prime minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 6045
1964/--/-- The Labour party is elected to power in Britain; Harold Wilson becomes prime minister. 6046
1964/--/-- Gustavo Diaz Ordaz becomes president of Mexico. 6047
1964/--/-- Faisal succeeds his brother Saud as king of Saudi Arabia. 6048
1964/--/-- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed to represent Palestinians. 6049
1964/--/-- Soviet leader NikitaKhrushchev is forced from office; Aleksei Kosygin becomes premier. 6050
1964/--/-- Johnson is reeelected as U.S. president; Humphrey becomes vice-president (1965). 6051
1964/--/-- The Warren Commission decides that Oswald was the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy. 6052
1964/--/-- The U.S. Surgeon General reports that cigarette smoking is a health hazard. 6053
1964/--/-- The U.S. Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment. 6054
1964/--/-- The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens in New York. 6055
1964/--/-- An earthquake in Alaska causes extensive damage and 114 fatalities. 6056
1964/--/-- The American Ranger 7 spacecraft transmits photos of the surface of the Moon. 6057
1964/--/-- Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig propose the quark theory. 6058
1964/--/-- Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discover the existence of background radiation. 6059
1964/--/-- The SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft is flown for the first time. 6060
1964/--/-- The Soviet Voskhod 1 spacecraft is launched with a three-man crew. 6061
1964/--/-- Architect Eero Saarinen's St. Louis Arch memorial is completed. 6062
1964/--/-- Craig Breedlove sets a land speed record of 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle. 6063
1964/--/-- Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing championship. 6064
1964/--/-- Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted for giving an obscene performance. 6065
1964/--/-- Beatlemania develops during the first U.S. tour of the Beatles pop group. 6066
1964/--/-- Black female group the Supremes record the hit song Where Did Our Love Go. 6067
1964/--/-- Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke star in the film Mary Poppins. 6068
1964/--/-- Clint Eastwood stars in Sergio Leone's "spaghetti western" A Fistful of Dollars. 6069
1964/--/-- Peter Weiss' play Marat/ Sade is produced by British director Peter Brook. 6070
1964/--/-- Illustrator Maurice Sendak wins a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. 6071 
1960/--/-- France grants independence to the Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, and Gabon. 5910
1960/--/-- Belgium grants independence to the Congo (Zaire); Patrice Lumumba becomes premier. 5911
1960/--/-- The Congo crisis begins with the secession of Katanga province under Moise Tshombe. 5912
1960/--/-- Britain grants independence to Nigeria; Abubakar Balewa continues as prime minister. 5913
1960/--/-- A military coup takes place in Turkey; prime minister Adnan Menderes is executed (1961). 5914
1960/--/-- Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann is abducted to Israel. 5915
1960/--/-- 69 Africans are killed in the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa. 5916
1960/--/-- The South African government bans the African National Congress (ANC). 5917
1960/--/-- Congo (Zaire) premier Patrice Lumumba is ousted by Joseph Mobutu and murdered. 5918
1960/--/-- A student uprising forces the resignation of Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea. 5919
1960/--/-- Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the world's first woman prime minister in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). 5920
1960/--/-- Viet Cong groups unite into the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (NLFSV). 5921
1960/--/-- Walter Ulbricht becomes head of East Germany. 5922
1960/--/-- The Soviets shoot down a U-2 spy plane; U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers is captured. 5923
1960/--/-- The presidential debates of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon are televised. 5924
1960/--/-- South African civil rights leader Albert Luthuli wins the Nobel Peace Prize. 5925
1960/--/-- An earthquake kills 15,000 at Agadir in Morocco. 5926
1960/--/-- The planned city of Brasilia becomes the new capital of Brazil. 5927
1960/--/-- Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend to 35,800 ft in the bathyscaphe Trieste. 5928
1960/--/-- The first submerged firing is made of a Polaris submarine-launched missile. 5929
1960/--/-- American physicist Theodore H. Maiman demonstrates the first successful laser. 5930
1960/--/-- The first quasars, the most luminous known objects in the universe, are discovered. 5931
1960/--/-- The Echo 1 experimental communications satellite is launched. 5932
1960/--/-- NASA launches the first TIROS weather satellite. 5933
1960/--/-- American track star Wilma Rudolph wins 3 gold medals at the Rome Olympic Games. 5934
1960/--/-- The Motown record company is founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy. 5935
1960/--/-- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson founds the Christian Broadcasting Network. 5936
1960/--/-- Harold Pinter's play The Caretaker is produced. 5937
1960/--/-- Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock directs the suspense thriller Psycho. 5938
1960/--/-- Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni directs La Notte (The Night). 5939
1960/--/-- American author John Updike publishes the novel Rabbit Run. 5940
1961/--/-- Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th U.S. president; Johnson becomes vice-president. 5941
1961/--/-- Agostinho Neto and Holden Roberto lead insurrections in Portuguese Angola. 5942
1961/--/-- Britain grants independence to Tanganyika (Tanzania) with Julius Nyerere as prime minister. 5943
1961/--/-- President Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in the Dominican Republic. 5944
1961/--/-- India annexes the Portugese territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 5945
1961/--/-- President Kennedy begins to increase the U.S. military presence in Vietnam. 5946
1961/--/-- UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in the Congo (Zaire). 5947
1961/--/-- The Berlin Wall is constructed, separating East and West Berlin. 5948
1961/--/-- The Kurds begin a guerrilla war against Iraq to gain independence for Kurdistan. 5949
1961/--/-- American-aided Cuban exiles attempt the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion. 5950
1961/--/-- President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. 5951
1961/--/-- Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth. 5952
1961/--/-- Astronaut Alan Shepard makes the first U.S. suborbital space flight. 5953
1961/--/-- President Kennedy sets a goal for landing a man on the Moon within the decade. 5954
1961/--/-- The drug thalidomide is found to cause malformations in new born babies. 5955
1961/--/-- Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's home-run baseball record with a season total of 61. 5956
1961/--/-- Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West. 5957
1961/--/-- Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti debuts in Puccini's La Boheme. 5958
1961/--/-- Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman directs Max Von Sydow in Through a Glass Darkly. 5959
1961/--/-- French filmmaker Francois Truffaut directs Jeanne Moreau in Jules and Jim. 5960
1961/--/-- Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica directs Sophia Loren in Alberto Moravia's Two Women. 5961
1961/--/-- V.S. Naipaul writes about West Indian life in A House for Mr. Biswas. 5962
1961/--/-- Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein publishes Stranger in a Strange Land. 5963
1961/--/-- English writer Muriel Spark publishes The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 5964
1961/--/-- British novelist Iris Murdoch publishes A Severed Head. 5965
1961/--/-- American writer Joseph Heller publishes the anti-war novel Catch-22. 5966
1962/--/-- Britain grants independence to Uganda; Milton Obote becomes prime minister. 5967
1962/--/-- Burmese diplomat U Thant becomes the first Asian secretary general of the UN. 5968
1962/--/-- The Cuban Missile Crisis begins; Soviet missiles are withdrawn from Cuba. 5969
1962/--/-- Algeria gains independence from France; Ahmed ben Bella becomes prime minister. 5970
1962/--/-- Georges Pompidou becomes premier of France's Fifth Republic. 5971
1962/--/-- Britain grants independence to Trinidad and Tobago with Eric Williams as chief minister. 5972
1962/--/-- The University of Mississippi is forced to admit black student James Meredith. 5973
1962/--/-- The U.S. Supreme Court rules that school prayers are a violation of the 1st Amendment. 5974
1962/--/-- Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth. 5975
1962/--/-- The U.S. launches Telstar, the first commercial communications satellite. 5976
1962/--/-- The Mariner 2 spacecraft passes within 21,598 miles of Venus. 5977
1962/--/-- Rachel Carson criticizes indiscriminate use of pesticides in her book Silent Spring. 5978
1962/--/-- American historian Barbara Tuchman publishes The Guns of August. 5979
1962/--/-- Sonny Liston defeats Floyd Patterson to become heavyweight boxing champion. 5980
1962/--/-- Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in one game. 5981
1962/--/-- Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent opens his Parisian fashion house. 5982
1962/--/-- American artist Jim Dine paints the pop art subject Black Saw. 5983
1962/--/-- Pop artist Andy Warhol begins making silk screen prints of mass-media images. 5984
1962/--/-- The British pop group The Beatles make their first recordings. 5985
1962/--/-- Folk-rock singer and composer Bob Dylan writes Blowin' in the Wind. 5986
1962/--/-- Television journalist Walter Cronkite is made anchorman of CBS Evening News. 5987
1962/--/-- British filmmaker David Lean directs Lawrence of Arabia. 5988
1962/--/-- Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in Cleopatra, the most expensive film to date. 5989
1962/--/-- Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski directs his first film Knife in the Water. 5990
1962/--/-- American film actress Marilyn Monroe dies from a drug overdose. 5991
1962/--/-- Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is produced on Broadway. 5992
1962/--/-- Actor Laurence Olivier becomes the first director of the National Theatre in London. 5993
1962/--/-- American writer Ken Kesey publishes One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. 5994
1962/--/-- British writer Anthony Burgess publishes the futuristic novel A Clockwork Orange. 5995
1962/--/-- Science fiction writer J.G. Ballard publishes The Drowned World. 5996
1962/--/-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich. 5997
1962/--/-- American writer Katherine Anne Porter publishes the novel Ship of Fools. 5998
1963/--/-- A UN peace keeping force ends the secession attempt of Katanga province (Shaba). 5999
1963/--/-- President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is assassinated. 6000
1963/--/-- Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah form the Federation of Malaysia. 6001
1963/--/-- Britain's entry to the European Economic Community is blocked by France. 6002
1963/--/-- A limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is signed by Britain, the U.S., and the USSR. 6003
1963/--/-- Kenya gains independence from Britain; Jomo Kenyatta becomes prime minister. 6004
1963/--/-- Black nationalist Joshua Nkomo is imprisoned in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 6005
1963/--/-- The Organization of African Unity (OAU) is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 6006
1963/--/-- President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. 6007
1963/--/-- Lyndon B. Johnson is inaugurated as the 36th President of the U.S. 6008
1963/--/-- Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as chancellor of West Germany. 6009
1963/--/-- The Profumo sex scandal undermines the Conservative government in Britain. 6010
1963/--/-- Sir Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold Macmillan as British prime minister. 6011
1963/--/-- British spy Harold (Kim) Philby defects to the USSR. 6012
1963/--/-- Levi Eshkol succeeds David Ben-Gurion as prime minister of Israel. 6013
1963/--/-- John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is shot and killed by Jack Ruby. 6014
1963/--/-- Martin Luther King, Jr. makes his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. 6015
1963/--/-- The American X-15 research aircraft establishes an altitude record of 67 miles. 6016
1963/--/-- Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space. 6017
1963/--/-- Arecibo Observatory begins observations with a 1,000-ft wide radio telescope. 6018
1963/--/-- Race-car driver Jim Clark wins seven Grand Prix events and the world title. 6019
1963/--/-- Jack Nicklaus becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament. 6020
1963/--/-- Football running back Jim Brown sets a record for rushes of 1,863 yards. 6021
1963/--/-- Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein completes the comic strip painting Whaam. 6022
1963/--/-- Pop artist Claes Oldenburg creates the kapok-filled sculpture Soft Typewriter. 6023
1963/--/-- American pop vocal group the Beach Boys release the record Surfin' U.S.A. 6024
1963/--/-- The Rolling Stones rock band is formed in Britain. 6025
1963/--/-- The first James Bond film Dr. No is produced. 6026
1963/--/-- Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick directs the anti-war film Dr. Strangelove. 6027
1963/--/-- British filmmaker Joseph Losey directs The Servant. 6028
1963/--/-- Peter Sellers stars as Inspector Clouseau in the film The Pink Panther. 6029
1963/--/-- Czech dissident playwright Vaclav Havel writes The Garden Party. 6030
1963/--/-- American writer Mary McCarthy publishes The Group. 6031
1963/--/-- English writer John Le Carre publishes The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. 6032
1963/--/-- Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar is published in the year of her death. 6033
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Zanzibar. 6034
1964/--/-- Fighting breaks out on Cyprus between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. 6035
1964/--/-- Tanganyika joins with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania. 6036
1964/--/-- ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa. 6037
1964/--/-- FRELIMO begins a war of independence against the Portuguese in Mozambique. 6038
1964/--/-- North Vietnam allegedly attacks U.S. vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin. 6039
1964/--/-- The Tonkin Gulf Resolution escalates the use of U.S. personnel in Vietnam. 6040
1964/--/-- General Westmoreland is appointed to command the U.S. forces in South Vietnam. 6041
1964/--/-- Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru dies; he is succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri. 6042
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Malawi; H. Kamuzu Banda becomes prime minister. 6043
1964/--/-- Britain grants independence to Zambia; Kenneth D. Kaunda becomes president. 6044
1964/--/-- Ian Smith becomes prime minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 6045
1964/--/-- The Labour party is elected to power in Britain; Harold Wilson becomes prime minister. 6046
1964/--/-- Gustavo Diaz Ordaz becomes president of Mexico. 6047
1964/--/-- Faisal succeeds his brother Saud as king of Saudi Arabia. 6048
1964/--/-- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed to represent Palestinians. 6049
1964/--/-- Soviet leader NikitaKhrushchev is forced from office; Aleksei Kosygin becomes premier. 6050
1964/--/-- Johnson is reeelected as U.S. president; Humphrey becomes vice-president (1965). 6051
1964/--/-- The Warren Commission decides that Oswald was the sole assassin of John F. Kennedy. 6052
1964/--/-- The U.S. Surgeon General reports that cigarette smoking is a health hazard. 6053
1964/--/-- The U.S. Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment. 6054
1964/--/-- The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens in New York. 6055
1964/--/-- An earthquake in Alaska causes extensive damage and 114 fatalities. 6056
1964/--/-- The American Ranger 7 spacecraft transmits photos of the surface of the Moon. 6057
1964/--/-- Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig propose the quark theory. 6058
1964/--/-- Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discover the existence of background radiation. 6059
1964/--/-- The SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft is flown for the first time. 6060
1964/--/-- The Soviet Voskhod 1 spacecraft is launched with a three-man crew. 6061
1964/--/-- Architect Eero Saarinen's St. Louis Arch memorial is completed. 6062
1964/--/-- Craig Breedlove sets a land speed record of 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle. 6063
1964/--/-- Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing championship. 6064
1964/--/-- Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted for giving an obscene performance. 6065
1964/--/-- Beatlemania develops during the first U.S. tour of the Beatles pop group. 6066
1964/--/-- Black female group the Supremes record the hit song Where Did Our Love Go. 6067
1964/--/-- Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke star in the film Mary Poppins. 6068
1964/--/-- Clint Eastwood stars in Sergio Leone's "spaghetti western" A Fistful of Dollars. 6069
1964/--/-- Peter Weiss' play Marat/ Sade is produced by British director Peter Brook. 6070
1964/--/-- Illustrator Maurice Sendak wins a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. 6071 

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