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The 1960s is the seventh decade of the 20th century. In the United States, it has been considered a time of change. Society was dominated by the Civil Rights Movement, Beatlemania, the counter-cultural revolution, and the space race.

Known Events[]

  • 1960
    • The song "We Shall Overcome" is dedicated to the Civil Rights movement.[1]
  • 1961
    • The Marvelettes’ “Please, Mr. Postman” hits No. 1 on the pop charts.[2]
    • Barbie's boyfriend Ken becomes available for sale.[3]
    • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy popularizes the pillbox hat.[4][5]
    • The Berlin Wall is erected.[6]
    • The first Six Flags theme park opens in Texas.[7]
  • 1962
    • Bruce Banner bursts out of clothes in the first Incredible Hulk comic book.[8]
  • 1963
    • Alfred Hitchcock directs The Birds.[9]
    • The "pop-top" beverage can is introduced.[10]
    • Elvis Presley stars in the new movie It Happened at the World's Fair.[11]
  • 1964
    • Bullet train service begins in Japan.[12]
    • China explodes its first atomic device.[13]
    • Gilligan’s Island debuts on television.[14]
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., wins the Nobel Peace Prize.[15]
    • William Shakespeare's 400th birthday is celebrated.[16]
    • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.[17]
    • Bob Dylan's songs are becoming popular.[18]
  • 1965
    • Amiri Baraka (né LeRoi Jones) inspires the Black Arts Movement.[19]
    • The Gateway Arch opens in St. Louis.[20]
    • Barbed wire swap meets are held in LaCrosse, Kansas.[21]
    • Cesar Chavez leads the grape pickers' strike.[22]
    • The game Operation is introduced.[23]
  • 1966
    • The Beatles release the song "Taxman."[24]
    • Captain Kirk makes his first log entry in the premiere episode of Star Trek.[25]
  • 1967
    • The first human heart transplant is performed.[26][27]
    • Anti-Vietnam War buttons are popular.[28]
    • The first World Chili Championship is held.[29]
  • 1968
    • The first windsurfer is patented in California.[30]
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. supports the sanitation workers' strike.[31]
    • McDonald's introduces the Big Mac.[32]
    • The Beatles record the song "Revolution."[33]
    • Navajo tribesmen open the first tribally run community college.[34]
    • The 911 emergency number is introduced in the U.S.[35]
    • The Dance Theatre of Harlem is founded.[36]
    • Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman to be elected to Congress.[37]
    • Martin Luther King is assassinated.[38]
  • 1969
    • Native American activists occupy Alcatraz.[39]
    • The Apollo moon landing is broadcast on live TV.[40] During this historic event, computers are used[41], the astronauts bring Tang[42], and a US flag is planted into the Moon's soil.[43]
    • Tinker vs. Des Moines determines that students have the right to free speech.[44]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 35, the Time Pilots meet a tourist with a 1960s hairdo. She talks about how the St. Louis Arch has just been opened, so she wants to be the one millionth visitor there. Her clues lead the Time Pilots to the 1960s, specifically 1965.

In Episode 50, Dr. Belljar taunts the time pilots about freeze-dried food, which leads them to outer space in the 1960s.

In Episode 60, Kevin contacts Omnicia, who discusses varved wire swap meets in LaCrosse, Kansas. Her clues lead the Time Pilots to the 1960s, where they play Global Pursuit in the year 1965.

In Season 2, Episode 39, Dr. Belljar discusses the first successful heart transplant, which was conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in South Africa. His clues lead the Time Pilots to the 1960s, specifically 1967.

In Season 2, Episode 49, the Time Pilots meet a Bob Dylan fan who, despite his (extremely) amateurish skills, wants to be a musician like Bob Dylan. His clues lead the Time Pilots to the 1960s, specifically 1964.

References[]

  1. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 49"
  2. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 6"
  3. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 11"
  4. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 31"
  5. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 64"
  6. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 60"
  7. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 9"
  8. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 40"
  9. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 2"
  10. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 4"
  11. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 9"
  12. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 5"
  13. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 7"
  14. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 15"
  15. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 32"
  16. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 47"
  17. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 43"
  18. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 49"
  19. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 32"
  20. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 35"
  21. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 60"
  22. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 10"
  23. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 39"
  24. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 48"
  25. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 48"
  26. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 28"
  27. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 39"
  28. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 64"
  29. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 65"
  30. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 15"
  31. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 19"
  32. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 25"
  33. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 27"
  34. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 30"
  35. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 41"
  36. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 6"
  37. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 7"
  38. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 32"
  39. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 30"
  40. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 33"
  41. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 39"
  42. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 50"
  43. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 29"
  44. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 51"
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