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1965 the war in Vietnam continues to worsen as whatever the Americans do including major bombing of North Vietnam they continue to lose more men , at the same time the Anti-War movement grows and in November 35,000 march on Washington as a protest against the war. There is also civil unrest with rioting, looting and arson in Los Angeles. This was also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and smoking became a no no. The latest craze in kids toys was the Super Ball and The Skate Board. Fashions also changed as womens skirts got shorter mens hair grew longer as the The miniskirt makes its appearance. Sony introduces it's doomed Betamax Recorder and Hypertext is introduced for linking on the Internet. The St Louis Arch is completed and The Beatles release 4 new albums including "Help".

Cost of Living 1965

How Much things cost in 1965
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.59%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 969
Average Cost of new house $13,600.00
Average Income per year $6,450.00
Gas per Gallon 31 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
Loaf of bread 21 cents
Average Rent per month $118.00

Remember when...

Easton Area Photos from a Bygone Era

The 1960s in the Lehigh Valley - PBS Special

NEW! - The 50s and 60s            How's This for Nostalgia?

"Remember the 60s ..."       "Get Back" Video, The Beatles

 Old TV Themes     A Retro Journey through 1965

Top 20 songs from:  1960   1961   1962   1963   1964
                               1965   1966   1967   1968   1969

Thanks to Rosalie Mentesana Sweeney, Beverly Bentz Boyd, Paul Krecker, and Connie Harding Uhler '67 for suggesting the above links.

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