Monday, July 25, 2016

*FEATURE* A 60s Summer - 1965

Cost of Living 1965

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

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 on November 13th 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 women's skirts got shorter men's hair grew longer as the The miniskirt makes its appearance. 

Hypertext is introduced for linking on the Internet. 

The St Louis Arch is completed and The Beatles release 4 new albums including "Help". 
 Ref: the People History

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