1960s

Top, L-R: A soldier crawls on the ground in the Vietnam War; The Beatles, part of the British Invasion, change music in the United States and around the world.
Centre, L-R: John F. Kennedy is assassinated in 1963, after serving as President for three years; Martin Luther King Jr. makes his famous I Have a Dream Speech to a crowd of over a million; millions participate in the Woodstock Festival of 1969.
Bottom, L-R: China's Mao Zedong puts forward the Great Leap Forward plan; the Stonewall Inn, site of major demonstrations for gay and lesbian rights; for the first time in history, a human being sets foot on the Moon, in the Moon landing of July 1969

The 1960s was the decade that started on January 1, 1960 and ended on December 31, 1969. Many things happened in the sixties, including the Space Race, the Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War.

The 1960s term also refers to an era more often called the Sixties. This was a set of cultural and political trends around the globe. This "cultural decade" is loosely defined as beginning around 1963 and ending around 1974.[1][2]

The social revolution of the 1960s was part of a wider counterculture. Old ways were changed, new ways taken up. Typical was the introduction of the birth control pill, and its effect on sexual activity, widespread use of certain drugs and a general disrespect for traditional ways.

Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:19th century20th century21st century
Decades:1930s 1940s 1960s1970s 1980s 1990s
Years:1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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العربية: عقد 1960
aragonés: Anyos 1960
asturianu: Década de 1960
Bân-lâm-gú: 1960 nî-tāi
беларуская: 1960-я
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 1960-я
български: 1960-те
bosanski: 1960-e
Чӑвашла: 1960-мĕш çулсем
čeština: 1960–1969
Cymraeg: 1960au
dansk: 1960'erne
davvisámegiella: 1960-lohku
Deutsch: 1960er
Ελληνικά: Δεκαετία 1960
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 1960
English: 1960s
эрзянь: 1960 це иеть
español: Años 1960
Esperanto: 1960-aj jaroj
Fiji Hindi: 1960s
føroyskt: 1960-árini
français: Années 1960
Gaeilge: 1960idí
Gàidhlig: 1960an
贛語: 1960年代
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: 1960 ngièn-thoi
한국어: 1960년대
hrvatski: 1960-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 1960-an
interlingua: Annos 1960
Ирон: 1960-тæ
íslenska: 1961-1970
italiano: Anni 1960
Basa Jawa: 1960-an
ქართული: 1960-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 1960
Latina: Anni 1960
latviešu: 1960. gadi
Ligure: Anni 1960
македонски: 1960-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 1960-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 1960 nièng-dâi
Nederlands: 1960-1969
日本語: 1960年代
norsk nynorsk: 1960-åra
Nouormand: Annaées 1960
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 1960-lar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 1960 ਦਾ ਦਹਾਕਾ
português: Década de 1960
română: Anii 1960
Runa Simi: 1960 watakuna
русский: 1960-е годы
саха тыла: 1960-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 1960s
shqip: Vitet 1960
sicilianu: 1960ini
slovenščina: 1960.
српски / srpski: 1960-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1960-e
Basa Sunda: 1960-an
suomi: 1960-luku
svenska: 1960-talet
தமிழ்: 1960கள்
татарча/tatarça: 1960-еллар
Türkmençe: 1960ýý
українська: 1960-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 1960
ייִדיש: 1960ער
粵語: 1960年代
中文: 1960年代