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[[caption-width-right:350:[-There's a good reason they're called the "Stormy Sixties."-] ]]

->''Come mothers and fathers\\
Throughout the land\\
And donít criticize\\
What you canít understand\\
Your sons and your daughters\\
Are beyond your command\\
Your old road is rapidly aginí\\
Please get out of the new one if you canít lend your hand\\
For the times they are a-changiní''
-->-- '''Music/BobDylan''', "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

The Swingin' Sixties hold a special place in popular culture, mostly because the people who came of age in that decade cannot stop talking about how great it was.

TheThemeParkVersion of the Swingin' Sixties includes: [[LoveFreak "free love"]] and {{beehive hairdo}}s, [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] and [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit southern sheriffs]], PsychedelicRock and {{girl group}}s, marijuana and the pill, [[TuxedoAndMartini sexy male spies in tuxedos]] and sexy female spies in [[SpyCatsuit leather catsuits]] ([[DangerouslyShortSkirt or in miniskirts with]] [[ThighHighBoots go-go boots]], [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or in leather miniskirt catsuits]]), the [[ACharlieBrownChristmas Charlie Brown Christmas special]], Peter Fonda [[Film/EasyRider dropping acid in a graveyard]], prim newscasters speaking in clipped tones about those wild youngsters having too much fun, and everybody [[DanceSensation doing "The Twist"]].

In Britain it includes the rise of Carnaby Street (inevitably accompanied by Music/TheKinks' "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"), Mary Quant (the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Mother who Made Miniskirts Mainstream]]), Harold Wilson, the satire boom, and a bunch of {{Buccaneer Broadcaster}}s demolishing Creator/TheBBC's radio monopoly. It was all about the music: [[Music/TheBeatles Mop-topped mods]] and [[Music/TheRollingStones cock-walking rockers]] all the rage, and the British were cool for the first time in recorded history. Except to the British, who were way into India. The Sixties gave us {{Woodstock}}, three days of peace and music. And then a little later, Altamont, roughly six hours of skull-cracking brutality set to music.

Of course, much of this great music was made in the context of political unrest: Escalation of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar was met with a powerful protest movement, admired (or vilified, depending on your viewpoint) to this day for stopping the war dead in its tracks just nine years later. President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy narrowly averted an end-of-the-world nuclear showdown, then was shot dead. Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr. and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX gave voice to the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, and then were shot dead. UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy renewed the country's spirits with a message of hope and unity, and then was shot dead. Really, the only important political figures who survived the 60s alive were [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ]] and [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Tricky Dick]] (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was also on the rise, but he didn't count just yet). This was the era of [[SinisterSurveillance COINTELPRO]], with [[FlockOfWolves Government Agents surveilling, infiltrating and discrediting Anti-War and other groups]] to the point of sowing [[ProperlyParanoid distrust and paranoia]] among these groups to Creator/PhilipKDick levels. This was not limited to the United states. France nearly had a revolution in May of 1968, with West Germany having massive protests as well. Social unrest in Italy balooned into the YearsOfLead in the 1970s, as well as the RedArmyFaction in Germany. Czechoslavakia attempted a VelvetRevolution, but the Soviet Union invaded to suppress the social change in 1968. In China, MaoZedong launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966, and the country soon fell into chaos.

The Sixties were also the time of TheSpaceRace - Following the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the first manned launches took place in 1961 (First Russian YuriGagarin in April, followed closely by Alan Shepard in May.) The idea of people actually entering space for the first time led to a new fascination with Science, and a corresponding boom to ScienceFiction. John F. Kennedy ordered the seemingly impossible - putting men on the Moon. After his death, America's resolve was steeled, and the course was set. The route to the Moon was very nearly derailed by the disastrous Apollo 1 fire, claiming the lives of 3 American astronauts in a test. Over a year of unmanned testing went on, trying to repair the mistakes. A return to space flight in late 1968 led to an epic Christmas flyby of the Moon by Apollo 8, one of the most watched television broadcasts in history. Finally, in 1969, Neil Armstrong and [[RetiredBadass Buzz Aldrin]] set foot on the Moon, fulfilling Kennedy's mission and marking the first time a human being had walked on another celestial body.

That's what you learn watching TV and movies ''about'' the Sixties. No Sixties Montage is complete without them. If not set to Music/JimiHendrix playing "All Along the Watchtower" or "The Star-Spangled Banner", then "Get Together" by the Youngbloods.

But if you watch TV and movies ''from'' the Sixties, it's as if half of that stuff never happened. Some of the decade's landmark events, such as the Stonewall Riots in 1969 that kicked off the gay rights movement, were barely acknowledged until the 1990s. Our cultural memory has selected Music/TheGratefulDead and Music/ArethaFranklin from a musical landscape that had a lot more Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass than seems sonically possible; and the squares of the first half of the decade actually dressed a lot cooler than the hippies of the latter half, who frankly come off as a little grimy. A standout example of this is ''TheAndyGriffithShow'', whose title actor portrays a Southern sheriff and in which not a whisper of the civil rights movement is mentioned.

Nonetheless, the sheer volume of memorable songs, shows, books, and movies from the Sixties is testament to the creativity of its artists. The decade did give us ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', Film/JamesBond (the films, anyway), ComicBook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/FantasticFour, Creator/WoodyAllen, ''Film/TheGraduate'', ''Series/ThePrisoner'', Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Creator/{{Motown}}... the list goes on. Their continued popularity ensures the Sixties will be around for a long time.

Politically speaking, it more or less started with the escalation of the VietnamWar and the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement at the beginning of the decade and ended with the Kent State Massacre in 1970. Culturally speaking, it started with the release of Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' in 1960 (though some argued it was with UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's assassination in 1963 that triggered the "Swinging Sixties" part) and ended with the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 (or the breakup of Music/TheBeatles in early 1970).

See Also: TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSeventies, TheEighties, TheNineties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.
!!Popular tropes from this time period are:
* BeehiveHairdo
* CivilRightsMovement
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
* {{Commune}}: Hippies form them.
* {{Conscription}}
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Initially knee-length during the dawn of the decade, then rose to 'mini' by mid-decade, then alternatives like 'micro', 'midi', and 'maxi' arrived late in the decade. The rising hemlines reminisced TheRoaringTwenties, when skirts rose or fell just as economy rose or fell.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to TheFifties. [[TheVietnamWar War]], the CivilRightsMovement, many protests, [[WhoShotJFK the president was assassinated]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking hippies]], need we say more?
** 1968 stands out as being one of the most GrimDark years in recent American history: MLK, Jr. and RFK were both gunned down, riots in more than 100 cities, anti-war protests, Vietnam was at its lowest point, and the chaos at the Democratic National Convention.
* FrenchNewWave
* TheGenerationGap
* GranolaGirl
* GreaserDelinquents: Very common in RealLife and to a much lesser extent, pop culture, although nowhere near as common as they were in TheFifties, in both the real 1960's and portrayals of it in later fiction.
* HippieVan
* LimitedAnimation
* LongHotSummer
* MagicalGirl
* Creator/{{Motown}}: It's sound brought on a wave of black musicians impacting pop culture.
* NewAgeRetroHippie
* NewHollywood
* NewWaveScienceFiction
* ScooterRidingMod
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll
* SpyCatsuit
* SpyDrama
* ThereAreNoTherapists (The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-psychiatry anti-psychiatry movement]] emerged in the 60s, and was when it had the most steam)
* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar
!!Works set (but not made) during this time period include:


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', set in a (technologically advanced) AlternateHistory version of what we would recognize as the 1960s; more specifically AD 1962-63.
** The spin-off ''CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' takes place around the same time as the original series in an [[UnitedEurope alternate E.U.]]
* ''FromUpOnPoppyHill'' - Set in a realistic 1963.
* ''[[Manga/SakamichiNoApollon Kids on the Slope]]'' the story begins in the summer of 1966.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''MarvelComics'': While it's true that the company that would later be known as Marvel (Atlas) existed before then, the Marvel universe proper didn't exist until 1961. And once it ''did'', Marvel would prove to be one of the most well-known, influential, and (at the time) ground-breaking comic companies not just of that era, but decades later. Even today, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't ''at least'' heard of Marvel.
* ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}!'' is set in a world where the year is always 1965.
* ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' takes ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' back to being in the sixties, more specifically 1968.
* ''ComicBook/StuckRubberBaby'', a 1995 graphic novel set during the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.

* ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''
* ''Film/AustinPowers'', at least in part
* ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', released in America as "Pirate Radio"
* ''Film/TheBookOfManson'', about the Manson Family.
* ''Literature/BrightonRock'' (the 2010 FilmOfTheBook was set in 1964)
* ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', partially
* ''Film/{{Capote}}''
* ''Film/TheDebt'' (Most of it)
* ''Film/DirtyDancing''
* ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* ''Film/AnEducation''
* ''Film/EvesBayou''
* ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat''
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''
* ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis''
* ''Film/{{JFK}}''
* ''Film/{{Matinee}}'', at the start (Cuban Missile Crisis)
* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''
* ''Film/ASeriousMan''
* ''Literature/ASingleMan''
* ''Film/TakingWoodstock''
* ''Film/TeenBeachMovie''
* ''Film/TempleGrandin''
* ''Film/ThirteenDays''
* ''Film/TheToolboxMurders''
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''

* ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''
* ''Literature/DevilMayCare'' -- Written in 2008, set in 1967.
* ''Literature/GoAskAlice''
* ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis''
* ''TheHelp'' (also a movie)
* ''Literature/InherentVice''
* ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'' -- Written in 1863, but set in 1960.
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' -- Spans 25 years. [[GroundhogDayLoop Several times.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', about the original creation of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams''
* ''Series/BridesOfChrist'' is set during the Sixties, but avoids many of the stereotypes.
* ''Series/ChinaBeach'' was a [[DuringTheWar War]]/MedicalDrama that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from 1988 to 1991. It featured a group of characters serving at the [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory real]] China Beach Rest and Recreation (R & R) station and the fictional 510th Evacuation Hospital during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
* Michael Mann's mid-1980s ''Crime Story'' was a gritty series pitting lawmen against mobsters in the Rat Pack-era early '60s.
* Action comedy ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' pits the eponymous team against StupidJetpackHitler in a 60s AlternateHistory. Deliberately produced so it [[{{Retraux}} looks like it's made in the 60s]].
* ''Series/DarkSkies''
* ''Series/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'', about the Apollo space program.
* ''Series/HappyDays'' started out in TheFifties but had gotten to the mid-'60s (i.e., the beginning of TheSixties in a cultural sense) by the end of its run.
** Ditto its spinoff ''Series/LaverneAndShirley''.
* ''{{Heartbeat}}''
* The first five episodes of the Philippine television drama ''Series/IkawLamang'' are set in 1964.
* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' uses the social upheaval of the sixties as the basis of some of its plots, such as how birth control was only legal if one was married.
* ''Jimmy Macdonald's Canada'', which dealt with the mental breakdown of one of the aforementioned newscasters in the face of change.
* ''Series/MadMen'', which sort of charts the transition from [[TheFifties the '50s to the '60s]]. The series starts in March 1960, when UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower was still President and the cultural vibe was very much '50s. At the end of Season 3, JFK gets shot, and Season 4 (starting on Thanksgiving 1964 and going into 1965) features SCDP in a ''very'' Sixties office (much of the furniture and interior design looks like it was done by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eero_Saarinen Eero Saarinen]]) with at least one character doing some ''very'' Sixties things. Finally, the last season, set in 1969,[[note]]So far; it may extend slightly into 1970[[/note]] sets the stage for the transition to the disillusionment and chaos of TheSeventies.
* ''Series/OliverBeene''
* ''Series/PanAm''
* ''Series/SerangoonRoad'' is set in Singapore in the mid-1960s.
* A TV movie aptly titled ''The Sixties'' (1999) starring Creator/JuliaStiles. The characters manage to [[BeenThereShapedHistory hit all the high points]] of the decade, set to a CrowningMusicOfAwesome soundtrack composed of NothingButHits.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''

* ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}''

* Despite its TimeTravel aspects, ''Pinball/AustinPowers'' is predominantly set in the Sixties, with a playfield decorated in rainbow colors, bright flowers, and groovy lettering.

* ''Theatre/AllTheWay''
* ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/BioShock'', which despite being set in ''The Sixties'' has a very 1930s feel to it.
* ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'', set in 1962.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2''
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Zhalanashkol]]'' is set in August 1969, during the Sino-Soviet border conflict.
* ''VideoGame/JuliasTimeAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''
* ''NoOneLivesForever''
* ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution''
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': While its MythArc spans over a century, the main setting is your bog standard BlackComedy SpyDrama... filtered through the lens of an ''incredibly warped'' RaygunGothic, {{Dieselpunk}} [[AlternateHistory version of the late 1960's and early 1970's]], featuring MadScience, {{Magic}}, the [[{{Horror}} supernatural]], and [[AnachronismStew anachronisms]] out the wazoo.
* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''

!!Works set ''and'' made during this time period [-(at least mostly, as some say The Sixties lasted until [[TheSeventies the early '70s]])-]:

* For anime, see AnimeOfThe1960s.
* For films, see FilmsOfThe1960s.
* For books, see LiteratureOfThe1960s.
* For LiveActionTV, see SeriesOfThe1960s.
* For {{Music}}, see MusicOfThe1960s.
* For WesternAnimation, see WesternAnimationOfThe1960s.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

* ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan''. Manga started in July 1962, Anime in January 1969.
* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. The Manga started in 1964, the Anime in April 1968.
* ''Manga/SallyTheWitch''. The Manga started in July 1966, the Anime in December, 1966.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. The Anime started in October, 1965.
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer''. The manga started in June 1966, the anime in April, 1967.
* ''Manga/LupinIII''. Started as a manga character. First appeared in August, 1967.
* ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro''. The Manga started in 1966, as a reboot of the earlier Manga/HakabaKitaro. The anime adaptation(s) started in January 1968.
* ''Manga/AttackNumberOne''. Manga started in January 1968, Anime started in December 1969.
* ''Manga/SazaeSan''. Adaptation of the comic strip. Series started in October 1969.
* ''Manga/TigerMask''. Manga started in 1968, Anime started in October 1969.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'' (1967-1983) (2000-...)
* Although it actually started a few years earlier, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks mostly took place in the Sixties:
** Creator/MarvelComics got into superheroes in this era, and never looked back. With the exception of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, practically every well-known Marvel character was created in this era, in comics written by Creator/StanLee, and drawn by either Creator/JackKirby or Creator/SteveDitko. Characters dating from this era include: the ComicBook/FantasticFour, Franchise/SpiderMan, the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheAvengers, the ComicBook/XMen, ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} and ComicBook/DoctorStrange, as well as most of their iconic villains. Lee's scripts created a number of the tropes still prevalent in comics today, loosely characterised as "superheroes with real problems".
** Not to be outdone, Creator/DCComics revived many of their characters in this era as well. The Barry Allen ComicBook/{{Flash}}, Hal Jordan Franchise/GreenLantern and Ray Palmer [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] were new characters sharing only the names and powersets of their predecessors, but many other DC characters were simply retooled for the new era, including their LongRunners like Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}. Series started in 1929.
** [[Recap/TintinTintinInTibet Tintin In Tibet]] (1960).
** [[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]] (1963).
** [[Recap/TintinFlight714 Flight 714]] (1968).
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Series began in 1938.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes''. Series began in 1941.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''. Series began in 1945.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer''. First appeared in 1946.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber''. Series began in 1950.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}''. Series began in 1955.
* Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Debuted in February-March, 1960.
* ComicBook/CaptainAtom/Allen Adam. First appeared in March, 1960.
* ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse
** Trudy Van Tubb. First appeared in March, 1960.
** Dangerous Dan [=McBoo=] and Idgit the Midget. First appeared in October, 1966.
* ComicBook/ElongatedMan. First appeared in April, 1960.
* ComicBook/{{Buster}} started May 1960.
* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse
** Brigitta [=MacBridge=]. First appeared in July, 1960.
** Jubal Pomp. First appeared in February, 1961.
** Ludwig von Drake. First appeared in September, 1961. In both comics and Animation.
** Magica De Spell. First appeared in December, 1961.
** Ms. Emily Quackfaster. First appeared in December, 1961.
** John D. Rockerduck. First appeared in December, 1961.
** Fethry Duck. First appeared in August, 1964.
** Emil Eagle. First appeared in April, 1966. Joined the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse in March, 1968.
* ComicBook/BenoitBrisefer. First appeared in December, 1960.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}
** The Pre-Hawkworld version of Hawkman/Katar Hol. First appeared in February/March, 1961.
** The Pre-Hawkworld version of Hawkwoman/Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol. First appeared in February/March, 1961.
* ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}
** Bat-Girl/Betty Kane. First appeared in April, 1961.
** Batgirl/Barbara Gordon. First appeared in January, 1967.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}}. First appeared in July-August, 1961.
* ComicBook/TheAtom[=/=]Ray Palmer. First appeared in September, 1961.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The "modern" incarnation of it was launched in November, 1961.
** ComicBook/FantasticFour. First appeared in November, 1961.
* ComicBook/AntMan
** Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym. First appeared in January, 1962.
** Hank Pym assumed the Ant-Man identity in September, 1962.
* ComicBook/MetalMen. Debuted in March-April, 1962.
* Franchise/ArchieComics
** "Big" Ethel Muggs. Debuted in May, 1962.
* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. First appeared in May, 1962.
* General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross. First appeared in May, 1962. He would become the ComicBook/RedHulk.
* ComicBook/BettyRoss. First appeared in May, 1962.
* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. First appeared in July, 1962.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan. First appeared in August, 1962.
** The Franchise/SpiderMan franchise arguably also started in this decade, with the first animated adaptation.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor by MarvelComics. First appeared in August, 1962.
* ComicBook/DoctorSolar. First appeared in October, 1962.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}}. First appeared in October, 1962.
* ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch. First appeared in October, 1962.
* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}. First appeared in November, 1962.
* ComicBook/JosieAndThePussyCats
** Josie [=McCoy=]. First appeared in Winter, 1962.
** Melody Valentine.First appeared in Winter, 1962.
** Alexander "Alex" Cabot III. First appeared in February, 1963.
** Alexandra Cabot. First appeared in September, 1964.
** Alan M. Mayberry. First appeared in August, 1969.
** Valerie Brown. First appeared in December, 1969.
* ComicBook/IronMan. First appeared in March, 1963.
* ComicBook/DoomPatrol. First appeared in June, 1963.
* ComicBook/TheWasp/Janet van Dyne. First appeared in June, 1963.
* ComicBook/DoctorOctopus. First appeared in July, 1963.
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange. First appeared in July, 1963.
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/JeanGrey. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/PepperPotts. First appeared in September, 1963.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon''. First appeared in November, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}. First appeared in March, 1964.
* ComicBook/ScarletWitch. First appeared in March, 1964.
* ComicBook/LadySif. First appeared in March, 1964.
* ComicBook/BlackWidow. First appeared in April, 1964.
* ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}. First appeared in April, 1964.
* ComicBook/BlueBeetle
** A new version of Dan Garrett, revamped from a cop to an archaeologist. First appeared in June, 1964.
** Blue Beetle II/Ted Kord. First appeared in November, 1966).
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn
** Green Goblin. First appeared in July, 1964.
** The face of Norman Osborn, first appeared in April, 1965. The character remained unnamed.
** Norman Osborn received his name in June, 1966.
** Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin were revealed to be the same person in September, 1966.
* ComicBook/TeenTitans. Debuted in July, 1964.
* ComicBook/MightySamson. First published in July, 1964.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}. First appeared in September, 1964.
* ComicBook/WonderMan. First appeared in October, 1964.
* ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}/ First appeared in October-November, 1964.
* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] by Creator/MarvelComics. First appeared in 1965.
* Comicbook/TheInhumans.
** Medusa. First appeared in March, 1965.
** Gorgon. First appeared in November, 1965.
** The rest of the prominent Inhumans first appeared in December, 1965.
* ComicBook/{{Hydra}}. First appeared in August, 1965.
* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}. First appeared in August, 1965.
* ComicBook/AnimalMan. First appeared in September, 1965.
* ComicBook/THUNDERAgents. First appeared in November, 1965.
* ComicBook/DialHForHero. Series started in January, 1966.
* ComicBook/{{Agent 13}}. First appeared in March, 1966.
* ComicBook/PeggyCarter. First appeared in May, 1966.
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. First appeared in March, 1966.
* ComicBook/SilverSurfer. First appeared in March, 1966.
* ComicBook/{{Ares}}. First appeared in June, 1966
* ComicBook/BlackPanther. First appeared in July, 1966.
* ComicBook/TheQuestion. First appeared in June, 1967.
* ComicBook/TheKingpin. First appeared in July, 1967.
* "Him". First appeared in September, 1967. He was eventually reinvented as ComicBook/AdamWarlock.
* ComicBook/{{MODOK}}. First appeared in September, 1967.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}. First appeared in October, 1967.
* ComicBook/CaptainMarVell. First appeared in December, 1967.
* Franchise/GreenLantern/Guy Gardner. First appeared in March, 1968.
* Carol Danvers. First appeared in March, 1968. She would become better known as ComicBook/MsMarvel.
* ComicBook/TheCreeper. First appeared in April, 1968.
* ComicBook/{{Cubitus}}. First appeared in April, 1968
* ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers. First appeared in May, 1968.
* ComicBook/{{Ultron}}. First appeared in July, 1968.
* ComicBook/RedTornado/"John Smith". First appeared in August, 1968.
* ComicBook/AngelAndTheApe. First appeared in September, 1968.
* ComicBook/TheVision. First appeared in October, 1968.
* ComicBook/TheFalcon. First appeared in September, 1969.
* ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}. First appeared in September, 1969.
* ComicBook/WhizzerAndChips. Magazine launched in October, 1969.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter''. Series began in 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' . Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy''. Characters debuted in January, 1961.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}''. Character created in 1962. Regular comic strip series debuted in September, 1964.
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''. First appeared in May, 1963.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* ''Literature/{{Cheburashka}}''
* ''Animation/DziwnePrzygodyKoziolkaMatolka''
* ''Animation/FilmFilmFilm''
* ''Animation/TheKey''
* ''Animation/{{Mitten}}''
* ''Animation/NuPogodi''
* ''Animation/PiesekWKratke''
* ''Animation/PrzygodyGapiszona''
* ''Animation/{{Reksio}}''
* ''Animation/TownMusiciansOfBremen''
* ''Animation/VinniPukh''
* ''Animation/ZaczarowanyOlowek''

* ''Magazine/CreepyMagazine''. First published in 1964.

[[folder:Music Genres That Started in the Sixties]]
* UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion. Begun by Music/TheBeatles' breakthrough in the United States.
* GarageRock. A musical genre created by teenagers influenced by Music/TheBeatles and other British Invasion bands.
* ProgressiveRock. Music/KingCrimson's 1969 debut album, ''In the Court of the Crimson King'', is sometimes considered the UrExample of the genre.
* PsychedelicRock. A genre that originated in the middle of the decade.
* SynthPop, created in 1966 by Perrey and Kingsley.

* ''Pinball/{{Mayfair}}'' (1966)
* ''Pinball/SlickChick'' (1963)

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher
* Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar. Debuted in 1963.
* Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. Debuted in 1964.
* Wrestling/FreddieBlassie
* Wrestling/BoboBrazil
* Wrestling/HaystacksCalhoun
* Wrestling/TheCrusher
* Wrestling/DickTheBruiser
* Wrestling/JackieFargo
* [[Wrestling/EdFarhat Ed "The Sheik" Farhat]]
* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo
* Wrestling/TerryFunk. Debuted in 1965.
* [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Giant Haystacks[=/=]Loch Ness]]. Debuted in 1967.
* Wrestling/KarlGotch
* Wrestling/EddieGraham.
* Wrestling/BobbyHeenan. Debuted in 1960.
* Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea. Debuted in 1962.
* Wrestling/IvanKoloff. Debuted in 1965, started the gimmick in 1967.
* Wrestling/MarkLewin
* Wrestling/{{Chief Wahoo McDaniel}}. Started wrestling in the football offseason, turned full-time by the end of the decade.
* [[Wrestling/MissingLink The Missing Link]]. Debuted in the 1960s in Toronto as Dewey Robertson.
* Wrestling/MrFuji. Debuted in 1965.
* Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon
* Wrestling/PedroMorales
* Wrestling/HarleyRace. Debuted in 1960.
* Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Debuted in 1968.
* Wrestling/AntoninoRocca
* [[Wrestling/BuddyRogers "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers]]
* Wrestling/GordonSolie. Started as an announcer in this decade.
* Wrestling/GeorgeSteele. Debuted in this decade.
* Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet
* Wrestling/LouThesz
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff. Debuted in 1967.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos
* Wrestling/TheSheepherders. Debuted in 1964.
* Wrestling/VonErichFamily
* Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling. Established in 1968.
* Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. Formed in 1960.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
The {{Supermarionation}} series of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson began in this decade.
* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''
* ''Series/FireballXL5''
* ''Series/{{Joe 90}}''
* ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}''
* ''Series/{{Supercar}}''
* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''

* ''Radio/AsItHappens''
* ''Creator/TheFiresignTheatre''
* ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' (grew out of the Theatre revue ''Cambridge Circus'')
* ''Radio/RoundTheHorne''

* ''Theatre/BarefootInThePark''
* ''Theatre/TheBoysInTheBand''
* ''Theatre/DontDrinkTheWater''
* ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'': The original RockOpera musical, of course.
* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''
* ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''
* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf''

!!Works made, but not set, during the sixties

[[/index]]Again, for films see FilmsOfThe1960s, and for literature see LiteratureOfThe1960s.[[index]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Anime/AstroBoy. Series started in 1963. Adaptation of the manga. Set in the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Anime/{{Gigantor}}. Series started in 1963. Set in the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Anime/MarineBoy. Series started in 1965. Set in TheFuture.
* Manga/PrincessKnight. Series started in 1967. Set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world.
* Anime/HolsPrinceOfTheSun (1968). Film, set in Iron Age Scandinavia.

** ''AudioPlay/StanFrebergPresentsTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica''

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}. First appeared in January, 1962. Set in the ArabianNightsDays.
* The ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} gained its own series in September, 1962. Set in TheFuture.
* ComicBook/HowlingCommandos. First appeared in May, 1963. Set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ComicBook/NickFury. First appeared in May, 1963. His original series was set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ComicBook/EnemyAce. First appeared in February, 1965. Set in WorldWarOne.
* ComicBook/UnknownSoldier. First appeared in June, 1966. Set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ComicBook/{{Valerian}}. First appeared in November, 1967. This is a TimeTravel series with no "present" setting.
* ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues. First appeared in August, 1968. Set in TheAmericanCivilWar.
* ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. First appeared in January, 1969. Set in TheFuture.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AForAndromeda''
* ''Series/TheBigValley''
* ''Series/{{Combat}}''
* ''Series/DadsArmy''
* ''TheDakotas''
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
* ''Series/FTroop''
* ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas''
* ''Series/HogansHeroes''
* ''Series/LandOfTheGiants''
* ''Series/LostInSpace''
* ''Series/McHalesNavy''
* ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
* ''Series/TheTimeTunnel''
* ''Series/TheUntouchables'' (began in 1959, ran until 1963)
* ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea''
* ''Series/TheWildWildWest''

* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' by Sherman Edwards. Debuted in 1969.
* ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' (The album not the movie)
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' (original concept album released 1970)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/LunarLander''. The first version of the game was created in 1969.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceTravel''. Created in 1969.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spacewar}}''. The first version of the game was created in 1962.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/MaratSade'' (1963)

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''
* ''Literature/TheDotAndTheLine''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''
If you can remember the 60s, you didn't live in them.

If you don't remember the 60's, you lived in them.

If you didn't live in the 60's, you remember them.

Therefore, [[LogicBomb only people who weren't alive in the 60's can remember the 60's.]]