Flashback to the 1960s

You might not be old enough to remember the “good old days.” As we feature science and engineering fair alumni from each decade of LRSEF, we will highlight some cool facts and events that occurred during that period. Enjoy the journey!


  • Lasers Invented
  • First Televised Presidential Debates
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho Released
  • Walsh and Piccard Become the First to Explore the Deepest Place on Earth


  • JFK Gives “Man on the Moon” Speech
  • Berlin Wall Built
  • Freedom Riders Challenge Segregation on Interstate Buses
  • Peace Corps Founded
  • Soviets Launch First Man in Space


  • First James Bond Movie
  • Andy Warhol Exhibits his Campbell’s Soup Can
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • First Wal-Mart Opens


  • First Woman in Space
  • JFK Assassinated
  • March on Washington
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Makes His “I Have a Dream” Speech




  • Star Trek T.V. Series Airs
  • First Kwanzaa Celebrated
  • Mao Zedong Launches the Cultural Revolution in China
  • National Organization for Women (NOW) Founded


  • First Heart Transplant
  • Three U.S. Astronauts Killed During Simulated Launch
  • Hand-held Calculator Invented
  • Thurgood Marshall Becomes the First African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice



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