What The World Was Like The Last Time Harper Lee Published A Book
The Flintstones aired for the first time.
JFK ran for president.
The Republicans nominated Vice President Richard Nixon as their candidate.
Lucille Ball divorced Desi Arnaz.
Four black students began a wave of nonviolent protests throughout the Southern United States after they staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in North Carolina.
Enovid became the first FDA-approved oral contraceptive pill.
President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
Peter Pan was broadcast as a two-hour special for the first time.
Alfred Hitchcock's $800,000 film Psycho was released and raked in $50 million.
Seventeen African nations declared their independence.
Alberto Korda took this iconic picture of Ché Guevara.
OPEC was formed by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
The "week of barricades" in Algiers challenged French colonial policy.
Fidel Castro nationalized all foreign-owned property in Cuba.
Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving two years in Germany.
The U.S. sent 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
The Dallas Cowboys joined the NFL.
Brazil moved its capital from Rio de Janeiro...
Cassius Clay (now Muhammad Ali) won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rome.
The original Ocean's 11 was released.
Ben-Hur won 11 Oscars.
This song won Eurovision.
The Beatles played the Indra club in Hamburg for 48 nights.
Jacques Piccard (right) and Don Walsh took a submarine 35,797 feet down into the Mariana Trench.
The Winter Olympics were held at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in California.
The Soviet Union shot down a U.S. spy plane and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, sentencing him to 10 years in prison for espionage.
NASA launched TIROS I, the first weather satellite.
Tom and James Monaghan launched Domino's Pizza.
France tested its first atomic bomb.
Chile experienced a 9.5 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful earthquake on record.
Egypt began construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Chuck D, Tilda Swinton, and Bono were born.
So were Sean Penn, Julianne Moore, and Tim Cook.
Clark Gable died.
Televised debates made their debut...
...and John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF