The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story chronicles the family from 1945-1955, focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone from reluctant family outsider […]
The Kent State shootings occurred on May 4, 1970 when members of the Ohio National Guard fired shots at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others. Some of the students were protesting President Nixon’s Cambodian Campaign, others were walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. In response to the shootings, […]
The Woodstock Festival was a music festival that attracted over 400,000 people, held on a dairy farm in upstate New York from August 15-18, 1969. During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors, including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix (pictured). It is widely regarded as a […]
The Apollo 11 mission, manned by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, marked the first two humans to walk on the moon. The landing was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience. Armstrong proclaimed the event “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped onto the lunar surface.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 3, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. He served eight years as Vice President under Dwight Eisenhower, and waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign against John F. Kennedy in 1960. He was elected President in 1968, defeating Hubert Humphrey. Nixon ended […]
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and activist who is widely known as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. On October 14, 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize […]
The Monkees are a rock and pop band, active between 1965 and 1971, formed in Los Angeles for the television series of the same name, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The band was comprised of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. The show followed the adventures of four young men trying […]
Star Trek, now a major media franchise, began as a television series created by Gene Roddenberry, debuting in 1966 and airing for three seasons on NBC. If followed the adventures of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise. The series included one of television’s first multi-cultural casts. Star Trek developed […]
Batman is a 1960’s live action TV series based on the DC comic book character. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Known for its campy style, upbeat theme music, and intentionally humorous, simplistic morality, the show aired 120 episodes on ABC from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968.
“I Dream of Jeannie” is a fantasy and comedy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as the genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, and eventually her husband. The show aired 139 episodes from September 11, 1965 to May 26, 1970 on NBC.