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1960s News

1960: Australian Pilot Stops Hijack By Punching Terrori...

August 24, 2019

Hijacking planes was a pretty new concept in 1960, but when a bomb-toting freak tried to pull something on a Trans Australian Airline flight, he got a knuckl...

Before Fake News, Walter Cronkite Was 'Most Trusted Man...

August 9, 2019

Once there was a newsman named Walter Cronkite. He was a war correspondent who went on to be a CBS news anchor, and during his 19-year run he gave us the str...

Who Killed Sharon Tate? How The Manson Murders Went Dow...

July 26, 2019

Left: Sharon Tate circa 1968. Right: Charles 'Tex' Watson, one of the Manson Family members involved in Tate's murder. Sources: Silver Screen Collection/Archive...

7 Failed Presidential Assassination Attempts Of The '60...

June 23, 2019

Left: Chaotic scene of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. Press Secretary James Brady (in blue suit with two men over him) was cri...

Fire On The Cuyahoga River: 1969's Environmental Wake-U...

June 21, 2019

Left: Firemen spray water on a fire in the Cuyahoga River in 1952, in a photograph that was wrongly associated with the 1969 fire. Right: Fire. Sources: Getty /...

Becoming Charles Manson: His Life Before The Tate-LaBia...

June 14, 2019

Left: Charles Manson in 1970. Right: Manson at Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Terminal Island, California on May 2, 1956. Sources: Bettmann/Contributor/Ge...

'Ballad Of The Green Berets' Singer Barry Sadler's Rise...

June 3, 2019

Left: Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler in 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images). Right: Sadler's mug shot from 1979. Courtesy Nashville Metropolitan Po...

My Lai And The Trial Of Lt. Calley: Vietnam's Darkest H...

April 22, 2019

American 'Huey' helicopters in flight during the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968 in My Lai, South Vietnam; the controversial cover of Esquire, November 1970, ...

Celebrity Kidnappings: Patty Hearst, Frank Sinatra Jr, ...

April 20, 2019

Patty Hearst with a machine gun in 1979, and a newspaper clipping from 1963 about the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. Source: Bettmann/Contributor/Getty; rarene...

1966: Masters And Johnson Ask, 'Are You Doing It Wrong?...

April 1, 2019

Dr. William H. Masters (right) and Mrs. Virginia E. Johnson, co-authors of 'Human Sexual Response,' in their office, circa 1970. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann...

The True Stories Of Nazis Who Escaped To South America

March 13, 2019

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann smoking in his cell at Djalameh Jail; Haifa. Source: (Photo by Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Ima...

The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake: Alaska's Armageddon

February 11, 2019

Those Alaskans who lived through it will never forget the calamity of March 27, 1964: the Good Friday Earthquake. Alaska is prone to earthquakes, moreso than Calif...

Common Practices From the Groovy Era That Would NEVER “...

October 22, 2018

According to American society’s standards of today, if you were born during or before the groovy era, you just might be lucky to be alive! The rite of pas...