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This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. For an in-depth article on the cultural and social trends of the decade, please see The Sixties

Millennia:
1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
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1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969


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Events and trends

The 1960s was one of the most turbulent decades experienced world-wide. Many of the trends of the 1960s were due to the demographic changes brought about by the baby boom generation, the height of the Cold War, and the dissolution of European colonial empires. The rise in social revolution, civil rights movements, human rights movement, anti-War movements, and the Counterculture movement are only some of the characteristics that defined the 1960s. Many experts attribute the 1960s "counter-culture revolution" as being the result of the major social and political factors that rose in the 1950s like brinksmanship, continued fighting in the 3rd world, and a return to pre-WWII lifestyle. The new generation was determined to reject a pre-WWII conformist lifestyle with men in suits and women in the kitchen. While many believed it to be just a "Western" phenomenon, the 60s revolution spread far beyond the borders of America and Western Europe. In South America, revolutions were at a height, in the Eastern Bloc, movements were made inspired by the Hungarian Revolution to reject Soviet domination, and in the Middle East attempted to resist Soviet and American domination (see Non-Aligned Movement). Overall, the 60s affected the entire globe (See The Sixties.)

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