Cost of Living 1963
Average Cost of new house $12,650.00
Average Income per year $5,807.00
Gas per Gallon 29 cents
Average Cost of a new car $3,233.00
Loaf of bread 22 cents
Bedroom Air Conditioner $149.95
1963 The biggest news from 1963 was the assassination of the US President Kennedy on November 22nd
which thrust Lyndon Johnson into the role of president and the murder
two days later of Lee Harvey Oswald by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.
was a difficult time to become president with the mounting troubles in
Vietnam where the Viet Cong Guerrillas had now killed 80 American
Advisers and the continued campaign for civil rights by the black
community caused violent reactions from whites including Mississippi,
Virginia and Alabama where the black civil rights leader Martin Luther
King Jr was arrested.
Films included "The Birds" and "The Great Escape"
and popular TV programmes "The Virginian" and "Lassie".
clothes and hairstyles included fur boots and towering hair do's for
evening wear. In music the beginning of Beatlemania after they release
"I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There" and "Meet the
Ref: the People History