By Torrance Grey on February 18, 2018
The '60s: Russia beat the United States into space by sending up a daring cosmonaut. Later, the USA beat the USSR to the moon, with the mission that made Neil Armstrong famous. London was the fashion capital of the world, and young women scandalized older generations by baring their legs in the miniskirt. A regional conflict went global and became the Vietnam War.
On the domestic scene, back in the US, Americans elected their youngest and most charismatic president ever, John F. Kennedy, only to be appalled by his assassination while still in office. The decade ended in unrest that the country had rarely seen.
Whether you're old enough to remember the 1960s or not, there are certain things everyone should know about this critical time in history. Do you actually remember who was US president as the 1960s dawned? Or the name of that Russian cosmonaut? And in which city Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech? If you're not sure, we've designed a quiz on all things '60s. Its politics, of course, but also its scientific developments, the fashions of the decade, and its music. So sit back and revisit days past -- before gas prices spike and polyester became cool!