History-Changing Events That Took Place In The 1960s

By | December 21, 2018

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Chubby Checker leads Conway Twitty and American Bandstand host Dick Clark through the Twist, September 7, 1960. (Photo from Corbis-Bettmann)

The 1960s brought many changes to America that changed the course of our history.

In 1960, Chubby Checker brought a new dance craze, ‘The Twist.’

A quirky dance move made popular by Chubby Checker called the “The Twist,” had people creating all kinds of jerky movements with their hips. There were the speedy twisters who gyrated their hips at the speed of lightning and then there were the slow twisters that twisted as if they were in slow motion. Besides the normal movement of ‘The Twist,’ there were some that had some crazy hip gyrations that took on a whole new form of the dance. Despite all the different rhythmic movements, they all danced the twist to the same song by the same name “The Twist.”   

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Marilyn Monroe (Photo from www.retrochicks)

Marilyn Monroe dies in 1962.

In 1962, Marilyn Monroe, the iconic sex symbol, passed away at the very young age of 36. Consistent with Hollywood and its Hollywood stars, there are several conspiracy theories surrounding her death. The coroner ruled her death as an overdose of barbiturates. There are three popular opinions with one belief being that she committed suicide and another that she accidentally overdosed. The most popular belief, though, is that she was murdered possibly by the mafia or by the mafia for the Kennedys. It is rumored that she had affairs with both Robert and John F. Kennedy.