The Sixties: When Did They End?

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In summary, the Sixties ended at different times for different people, with some considering it ending around 1970 or 1976, while others saw the cultural shift extending into the 1980s. Many significant events, such as the moon landing and the deaths of iconic figures like Jim Morrison and Abbie Hoffman, are seen as markers for the end of the decade. However, some individuals continue to live in the spirit of the Sixties even today.
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Certainly a long time before I was born!
 
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January 1, 1970 :tongue:

In reality I couldn't even say I know what the culture in the 60's was like. Putting grease in your hair? :smile:
 
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George Jones said:
When did the Sixties end?
Start: Oct 4, 1957
End: July 20, 1969
 
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"The '60s ended for me that day...in 1978."

-Homer
 
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It ended for me around 1976, around the time disco started.
 
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hypatia said:
It ended for me around 1976, around the time disco started.

WRIF and DREAD?
 
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A sentence in the preface of Rudy Rucker's Infinity and the Mind prompted me to ask this question.

"I started having ideas for it in that most Sixties of years, 1972."

On the one hand I can understand how, for some people, the Sixties extended into the seventies. Check out the clothes and hair of, for example, Dave Arnott, Stu Brown, Virginia Trimble, Catherine Cesarsky, zuma-beach-73, http://astsun.astro.virginia.edu/~rtr/photos/pasadena/ [Broken].

Gokul43201 said:
Start: Oct 4, 1957
End: July 20, 1969

On the other hand, I can understand how July 20, 1969 is a fitting end date for the Sixties.

Which Oct. 4 event?

russ_watters said:
"The '60s ended for me that day...in 1978."

-Homer

Over the last 20 years, I haven't watched much TV, and I have seen only a handdful of Simpsons episodes. Was Homer talking about a real event.
 
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George Jones said:
A sentence in the preface of Rudy Rucker's Infinity and the Mind prompted me to ask this question.

"I started having ideas for it in that most Sixties of years, 1972."

On the one hand I can understand how, for some people, the Sixties extended into the seventies. Check out the clothes and hair of, for example, Dave Arnott, Stu Brown, Virginia Trimble, Catherine Cesarsky, zuma-beach-73, http://astsun.astro.virginia.edu/~rtr/photos/pasadena/ [Broken].



On the other hand, I can understand how July 20, 1969 is a fitting end date for the Sixties.

Which Oct. 4 event?



Over the last 20 years, I haven't watched much TV, and I have seen only a handdful of Simpsons episodes. Was Homer talking about a real event.

If you could understand how July 20, 1969 could be a fitting end to the sixties, then how could you not guess which Oct 4 event?

Premier of "Leave it to Beaver", of course! :rofl:

No, technologically, the 60's spanned from Sputnik to Apollo 11.

Culturally, the 60's spanned from Aug 2, 1964 (or May, 1961) to Aug 9, 1974 (or Apr 30, 1975).
 
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when most of the losers got jobs and figured out the real world didnt work the way they wanted it to.
 
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July 1971, after "number three" Jim Morrison passed away, following the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix...
 
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How about Aug 30, 1970, on the Isle of Wight?
 
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There are some people still living in the 60s. :biggrin:
 
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George Jones said:
On the one hand I can understand how, for some people, the Sixties extended into the seventies. Check out the clothes and hair of, for example, Dave Arnott, Stu Brown, Virginia Trimble, Catherine Cesarsky, zuma-beach-73, http://astsun.astro.virginia.edu/~rtr/photos/pasadena/ [Broken].

You do realize that physicists are a bit slower at catching up to trends right. When it comes to trends, they travel at near the speed of light.
 
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George Jones said:
When did the Sixties end?

April 12, 1989 the day Abbie Hoffman died. :cry:
 
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It's all in the mind, you know.

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1. When exactly did the Sixties end?

The Sixties is typically considered to have ended in 1970 or 1971, although there is no definitive date. Some argue that it ended with the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings in May 1970, while others believe it continued until the Watergate scandal in 1974.

2. What major events occurred during the Sixties?

The Sixties was a decade of significant social, political, and cultural changes. Some of the major events that occurred during this time include the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space race, and the counterculture movement.

3. How did the Sixties impact society?

The Sixties had a profound impact on society, as it marked a period of significant change and activism. It saw the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the feminist movement, and the environmental movement, and challenged traditional values and societal norms.

4. What was the counterculture movement of the Sixties?

The counterculture movement was a social and cultural phenomenon that emerged in the Sixties. It rejected mainstream society and its values, and embraced alternative lifestyles, music, and political ideologies. It was often associated with anti-war and anti-establishment sentiments.

5. How did technology evolve during the Sixties?

The Sixties saw significant advancements in technology, including the development of the first computer mouse, the first video game, and the first handheld calculator. It also saw the first human landing on the moon and the beginnings of the internet and personal computing.

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