POP Culture: 1960
ICONS: Vietnam War, Psychedelic Music, Apollo 11
On July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Memorial Colliseum, Los Angeles, CA>.
After 13 years, NBC cancels
Howdy Doody. The last episode airs September 24, 1960. Harper Lee's 1961 book
To Kill A Mockingbird is a bestseller. On October 1, 1962, James H. Meredith becomes the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi.
Betty Friedan's 1963 book
The Feminine Mystique critiques the myth that a woman's identity is linked to childrearing and the accomplishments of their husbands. The Beatles make their U.S. debut on
The Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964. The 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade arrive in Vietnam on March 8, 1965.
Apollo astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee die during a simulated launch exercise on January 27, 1967.
Western movie hero John Wayne wins the 1969 Best Actor Oscar for his role in the movie
True Grit beating now legendary actors Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Dustin Hoffman, and Jon Voight. The August 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair draws more than 450,000 people to Bethel, NY.
The 1960 Census
10 Largest Urban Places
U.S. Resident Population:
Population per square mile of land area:
New York City, NY
Percent increase of population from 1950 to 1960:
Official Enumeration Date:
Los Angeles, CA
Number of States:
Cost per Capita (cents):
Total Pages in Published Reports:
Number of Enumerators:
Census Bureau Director:
Robert Wilbur Burgess 9
Number of Questions on the Short Form:
St. Louis, MO
Number of Questions on the Long Form:
Other lists of largest urban places.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: October 18, 2012