Life & Times 1960


World Population3,040,966,466
United States Population181,000,000
Arkansas Population1,786,272
Average annual income$5,200
New House$30,000
New Car$2,275
Minimum Wage$1.00
Gallon of Gas$.25
Gallon of Milk$1.04
Dozen Eggs$.91
Loaf of Bread$.20
Postage Stamp (ground)$.04


John F. Kennedy elected President of US
Soviets shoot down an American U-2 spy plane, capturing pilot Francis Gary Powers
Olympic Games are held in Rome and Wilma Rudolf wins three gold medals
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
US announces that 3,500 American troops are going to be sent to Vietnam
The Food and Drug Administration approves sale of the birth control pill
Israelis capture Adolf Eichmann in South America
Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a General Assembly of the United Nations
B-47 Stratojet explodes over Little Rock 13 minutes after taking off at the Little Rock Air Force Base
Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Swedish actress May Britt. Interracial marriage is still illegal in 31 US states
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity for printing Lady Chatterley's Lover
The first “Teflon” non-stick cookware goes on sale at Macy’s (a frying pan cost $6.94)
Echo 1 launched(First US communications satellite)
Tiros 1 launched(First US weather satellite)
Laser invented
"Etch-a-sketch" introduced


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - Henry Farrell
The Chapman Report - Irving Wallace
For Your Eyes Only - Ian Fleming
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William L. Shirer
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee r


The Apartment (Best Picture)
Elmer Gantry(Best actor, Burt Lancaster)
Butterfield 8(Best actress, Elizabeth Taylor)
Time Machine
Peeping Tom
Toby Tyler
Swiss Family Robinson
The Wackiest Ship in the Navy
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Where the Boys Are
The Alamo
Ocean's 11
Let's Make Love
The Magnificent Seven
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs


1 A Summer Place - Percy Faith
2 He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves
3 Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers
4 Running Bear - Johnny Preston
5 Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
6 It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
7 Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
8 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
9 Stuck on You - Elvis Presley
10 The Twist - Chubby Checker
11 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
12 Wild One - Bobby Rydell
13 Green Fields - Brothers Four
14 What's Come Over You - Jack Scott
15 El Paso - Marty Robbins
16 Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
17 My Heart Has a Mind of Its - Own Connie Francis
18 Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee
19 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
20 Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
21 Where or When - Dion & the Belmonts
22 Sixteen Reasons - Connie Stevens
23 Puppy Love - Paul Anka
24 Why - Frankie Avalon
25 Walk, Don't Run - Ventures
26 Save the Last Dance for Me - Drifters
27 You've Got What it Takes - Brooks Benton & Dinah Washington
28 Sink the Bismark - Johnny Horton
29 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke
30 Let It Be Me - Everly Brothers
31 Good Timing - Jimmy Jones
32 Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
33 Go, Jimmy Go - Jimmy Clanton
34 Night - Jackie Wilson
35 Burning Bridges - Jack Scott
36 The Big Hurt - Toni Fisher
37 Because They're Young - Duane Eddy
38 Lonely Boy - Conway Twitty
39 Pretty Blue Eyes - Steve Lawrence
40 Way Down Younder in New Orleans - Freddie Cannon