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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 don't criticize\\
What you can't understand\\
Your sons and your daughters\\
Are beyond your command\\
Your old road is rapidly agin'\\
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand\\
For the times they are a-changin'."''
-->-- '''Music/BobDylan''', [[Music/TheTimesTheyAreAChangin "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]] go-go boots, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or in leather miniskirt catsuits]]), the [[WesternAnimation/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 Film/{{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). And he got shot too. 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 while Canada had Quebec separatist riots and terrorist bombings. Czechoslavakia attempted a VelvetRevolution, but the Soviet Union invaded to suppress the social change in 1968. In China, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966, and the country soon fell into chaos.

The Sixties were also the time of UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace -- Following the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the first manned launches took place in 1961 (First Russian UsefulNotes/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 ''Series/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/{{The Prisoner|1967}}'', Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/JamesBrown, Creator/{{Motown}}, UndergroundComics... the list goes on. Their continued popularity ensures the Sixties will be around for a long time.

Politically speaking, it started with the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement at the beginning of the decade and the escalation of the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar in the middle of the decade and ended in the [[TheSeventies mid-'70s]] with both [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon President Richard Nixon's resignation]] on August 9, 1974 and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Frequent_Wind the Fall of Saigon]] on April 29, 1975. 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). The [[UsefulNotes/CharlesManson Manson Family]]'s murderous activities in this time frame didn't help much, either.

Economically, there's an altogether different story. The backlash and propaganda for and against TheSixties,[[note]]critics blame it for ending the good times, while supporters insist people chose LibertyOverProsperity[[/note]] has obscured the fact that this decade, for the Western World and also for a lot of the East, was actually the height of what economists consider the post-war GoldenAge, the height of twentieth century prosperity. It was also a time where the economies of the Iron Curtain were in good shape. This was the height of the post-war consensus, where workers had their highest wages, where the nurturing of a welfare state and planned economy in multiple nations led to a great reduction of unemployment. Some nations like France, during its ''Les Trentes glorieuses'' (Glorious Three Decades) could even boast "full employment". This was also the era of mass redistribution of wealth as per Thomas Piketty, where the US and other European nations instituted taxes on the wealthy and invested it in public services, such as England's NHS, and Lyndon B. Johnson could declare a "war against poverty" without it sounding like a utopian claim. In England, this was an era of true class and social mobility, where a bunch of working class kids from Liverpool (like Music/TheBeatles) could become "bigger than Jesus" and certainly bigger than the Royal Family. As much as everyone associates TheFifties with post-war stability and prosperity, TheSixties was actually the truly flush era. Some historians and cultural commentators argue that part of the reason for the youth revolt and experimentation of this time, was the greater sense of stability which allowed young people to think and engage critically with the parts of society namely the nuclear family, the heteronormative norms and other unquestioned assumptions that a more difficult period would otherwise not give them room to think greatly about. So yes, the stereotype about the "Greatest Generation" father mocking sixties kids for being spoiled and pampered is RightForTheWrongReasons.

See Also: TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSeventies, TheEighties, TheNineties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.

!!Popular tropes from this time period are:
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: While the Hells Angels already existed since 1947 they become more recognizable and feared during the 1960s.
* BeehiveHairdo: A popular haircut for women.
* BritishRockStar: A creation of this decade, with Music/JohnLennon, Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/MickJagger as the main examples. Creator/DavidBowie also got his start in this decade (his first international hit was "Music/SpaceOddity" in 1969) but really hit it big in [[TheSeventies the next decade]].
* BuccaneerBroadcaster: Many illegal radio stations popped up who operated on boats just outside the coastlines, where they couldn't get prosecuted. They owed their popularity to the fact that they played {{Rock}} in a time when most mainstream radio stations didn't.
* {{Commune}}: Hippies form them.
* {{Conscription}}: Many men were drafted in the USA and sent off to Vietnam. To an extent: most American servicemen in Vietnam were enlisted. Even at the height of the war, most Americans who were drafted were sent to bases in Europe, East Asia, or stateside. And even then, only a small minority of those eligible for the draft were ever called up. However, the memory of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar (which had seen much larger numbers of men drafted) colored people's fear of being conscripted.
* CoolCar: After the Ford Mustang was unleashed in 1965, the muscle car movement in America kicked off before stalling briefly from the oil crisis of TheSeventies.
* 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. [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar War]], the UsefulNotes/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.
* ForeignCultureFetish:
** In a BookEnd of sorts, California was the place to go. Starting off with beach parties and surfing at the beginning of the decade, and ending with flower power and the Summer of Love at the end.
** In the middle of the decade following UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, the young people would look upon England, with stuff like mods, ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Franchise/MontyPython'', Twiggy, and Music/TheBeatles coming from places such as Carnaby Street, Kings Road, and Abbey Road in London, and northern cities like Liverpool and Manchester. Its high point came with England winning UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1966.
** From 1965 on, Central Asian music, philosophy and religion became increasingly popular in the West. Music/RaviShankar played at rock festivals and gurus like the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Hara Krishna movement gained a huge following. As Creator/SalmanRushdie described it: "Being Indian made you extremely sexy in the 1960s." UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}, UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}, Zen and the I-Ching also gained popularity.
** In the late 1960s, there was a brief wave of Japanophilia in the United States, owing to the popularity of {{Kaiju}} films at the time.
* UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave: The French were a bit behind Rock and Roll but they reinvented cinema completely, paving the way for the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood.
* FunnyAfro: Afro-Americans started wearing this hairstyle more, and it was not funny at the time. Wearing your hair naturally was ''extremely'' controversial and many schools and workplaces prohibited it.
* TheGenerationGap: Already prominent in the 1950s, but became more noticeable during the 1960s, when parents' and adults' old-fashioned values contrasted heavily with those of the young people who were in favor of social change.
* GranolaGirl: Your standard hippie chick.
* 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.
* HighClassGloves: This was the last decade that gloves were a ubiquitous high fashion accessory (save for the most formal events).
* HippieVan: A popular vehicle for hippies travelling to California or Katmandu.
* LimitedAnimation: Animation became less and less sophisticated due to budget restraints.
* MessyHair: The Beatles haircut and longer hair styles became popular and raised concern, not to mention fear, among many adults. Long hair on men was associated with homosexuality like Creator/OscarWilde, besides the Biblical prohibition[[note]]1 Corinthians 11:14[[/note]] so many adults couldn't understand why a straight boy would want to wear his hair long. It was also a symbol of the anti-war movement and thus, to many adults, Communism.
* MusicOfThe1960s: Since the widespread popularity of rock music around the world, and with America's losing interest with classic RockAndRoll, newer musicians stepped up to the scene to kick it with a new flavour. Rock subgenres and other genres include:
** AlternativeRock and AvantGardeMusic: Rock finally got his alternative/avant-garde movement, with Music/TheFugs, Music/FrankZappa, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/VelvetUnderground, Music/CaptainBeefheart among the most important acts.
** {{Afrobeat}}: African artists start to emulate Afro-American funk with traditional African music.
** ArenaRock: Launched by the Beatles performing at Ché Stadium in 1965.
** BaroquePop: One of the pop music styles to debut during this decade.
** BluesRock: {{Blues}} experienced an enormous revival, with many white youngsters starting their own rock version of the genre, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/{{Cream}}, Music/JohnMayall,... being the most famous examples.
** BoyBand: Popularized by Music/TheBeatles.
** UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion: Rock got an enormous revitilization thanks to the success of British rock bands such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheKinks and Music/PinkFloyd.
** FolkMusic: Experienced a revival in interest, spearlined by the popularity of Music/BobDylan, Music/PeteSeeger, Music/JoanBaez, Music/PeterPaulAndMary, Music/{{Donovan}},... and others.
** {{Funk}}: Music/JamesBrown and Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone made it very popular.
** GirlGroup: Girl groups existed before, but they become more prominent during this era, with Music/TheMarvelettes, Music/TheRonettes, Music/TheSupremes, Martha and the Vandellas,... as prime examples.
** GarageRock: Garage bands come into prominence.
** Creator/{{Motown}}: It's sound brought on a wave of black musicians impacting pop culture.
** OutsiderMusic: In 1968 more artists who can't sing start to gain a cult following, like Wild Man Fischer. Music/TheShaggs recorded their first album in 1969, but nobody (except Frank Zappa) heard it, and they wouldn't be rediscovered until the 1980s.
** ProgressiveRock: Starts to get in vogue near the end of the 1960s, but will become more prominent in the 1970s.
** ProtestSong: A staple of 1960s FolkMusic, usually advocating peace and civil rights, while targeting the Vietnam War.
** {{Protopunk}}: From 1967 on some rock bands start to make music with a darker, louder and more minimalistic sound that can be seen as the forerunner of punk and thus will only get very popular in the 1970s.
** PsychedelicRock: From the mid 1960s on rock started using more psychedelic elements, influenced by hallucinogenic drugs like marihuana and LSD. Music/TheBeatles, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheDoors and Music/TheGratefulDead being the most famous examples.
** {{Reggae}}: Between 1968 and 1969 the genre evolves out of rocksteady, but it remains a Caribbean phenomenon. From the 1970s on it will become global.
** {{Ska}}: Between 1962 and 1965 it's the most popular music style in Jamaica and highly popular in the UK too.
** {{Soul}}: The most popular Afro-American music style during this era, lead by Music/JamesBrown, Music/SamCooke, Music/RayCharles, Music/ArethaFranklin, Music/StevieWonder, Music/TheSupremes, et al.... Even white singers [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy got into the melody]], paving way for the blue-eyed soul subgenre.
** RooftopConcert: Done first by the Beatles in 1969, on the roof of the Abbey Road Studios, as documented in ''Film/LetItBe''.
** SurfRock: Between 1961 and 1964 rock artists like Music/TheBeachBoys and Music/DickDale become popular with music fit for the surf culture.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: The age of the hippie culture.
* UsefulNotes/NewHollywood: Hollywood realized their old-fashioned pictures didn't catch on with the young crowd and thus they allowed younger directors to step in and take a chance. Independent film studios got started here, paving the way for Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and Creator/GeorgeLucas.
* NewWaveScienceFiction
* PuppyDogEyes: Having the illusion of eyes bigger than the wrists was big in the decade; from MargaretKeane's paintings, to Twiggy's InnocentBlueEyes, to Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Anime/AstroBoy doe-eyed heroes]].
* ScooterRidingMod: Mod culture orginated in this decade.
* SpaghettiWestern: Old westerns lose their popularity as the grittier and more violent westerns of Creator/SergioLeone and Creator/SergioCorbucci become cult successes. Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/LeeVanCleef, Creator/FrancoNero and Creator/CharlesBronson owe their career to them.
* SpyCatsuit: A popular outfit for women in spy dramas. Think Emma Peel in ''Series/TheAvengers''.
* SpyDrama: Franchise/JamesBond launched the popularity of a lot of spy dramas, with ''Series/ISpy'', ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', ''Series/TheSaint'', ''Series/GetSmart'' and ''Series/TheAvengers'' as the most well known examples.
* ThereAreNoTherapists (The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-psychiatry anti-psychiatry movement]] emerged in the 60s, and was when it had the most steam).
* [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs This is the Decade on Drugs]]: No other decade in TheTwentiethCentury brought more euphoric experimentation than this. A famous quote about the decade is that "if you remember the '60s, you really weren't there." Along with hippies and mods, it gave us:
** HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs: As marijuana and LSD became more popular among young people, many used it under the excuse that they were searching for a higher meaning of life or artistic progress. The innocence of casual drug use got more sour from 1968 on, when harder drugs made their entrance and the first drug-related deaths were reported, like Music/BrianJones in 1969. A popular trope is the EruditeStoner who is in favor of social change, but does not do anything except get high and listen to PsychedelicRock all the time.
** JunkieProphet: Some people advocated drug use as HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs, with Timothy Leary and his message of "Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out" as the most famous example.
** SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The introduction of the combined oral contraceptive pill (often known as just "the Pill", to give some idea of its impact) made it easier for women to not get pregnant, thus paving the way for the Sexual Revolution.
** TheStoner and the EruditeStoner: Many movies and songs were made to capitalize on the popularity of marijuana and LSD among young people, with OdeToIntoxication messages and psychedelic effects.
** StonerFlick: A movie genre that took off in the late 1960s.
** WatchItStoned: Many counterculture movies and albums were made with the purpose of being experienced while high.
* TropeMakers and {{Trope Codifier}}s: Pressing on with the experimental and the avant-garde on film and television, tropes that had been spoofed to death are:
** AbbeyRoadCrossing: The often parodied cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' made its introduction during this decade.
** Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra: The success of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' made Richard Strauss' "Sunrise" from "Also Sprach Zarathustra" the StandardSnippet to play when characters do "important things" in pop culture.
** BiggerThanJesus: Music/JohnLennon's claim in 1966 that Music/TheBeatles were more popular than Jesus Christ [[note]] which was taken out of context, seeing that Lennon merely meant it as a sad realization, not as a BlasphemousBoast [[/note]] caused a huge scandal. He apologized for it, but the phrase entered pop culture soon afterwards.
** BondGunBarrel: Turned into a StockParody thanks to the success of Franchise/JamesBond.
** TheElevatorFromIpanema: "The Girl from Ipanema" would forever be linked as standard elevator music, and has been the subject of StockParody since it was released in 1964.
** EnnioMorriconePastiche: The success of Creator/SergioLeone's SpaghettiWestern epics made spoofs of Music/EnnioMorricone's music during western scenes a staple of pop culture.
** TheMonolith: ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' popularized the image of a monolith in science fiction stories.
** HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: Naturally became a StockParody thanks to ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.
** PsychoStrings and PsychoShowerMurderParody: The shower scene in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' had a huge cultural impact, exemplified by the countless parodies, spoofs and homages it inspired.
** RidingTheBomb: A StockParody popularized by ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
** SgtPeppersShoutOut: Spoofing or referencing the cover of Music/TheBeatles ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' became a StockParody from this decade on.
** {{Supermarionation}}: Shows like ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}'' and ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' popularize it.
** ToTheBatNoun: A StockParody ignited by the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show.
** TuxedoAndMartini: Popularized by Franchise/JamesBond.
** WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: The popularity of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' made references to the series a StockParody.
** YouMeddlingKids: A StockParody popularized by ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
* UndergroundComics: A counterculture of comics came into existence, tackling taboo subjects like sex, drugs and politics. The most prominent being ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'' and ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers''.
* UnkemptBeauty:
** After being dominated by makeup, curlers, and other beauty products [[TheRoaringTwenties for]] [[TheThirties four]] [[TheForties decades]] [[TheFifties now]], and with the influence of the Hippie movement, women started to put their makeup off and [[LettingHerHairDown put down their bouffants and curls]], and let out their natural looks.
** For the men, they discarded the razors and let their hair grow longer and their beards grow thicker.
!!Works set (but not made) during this time period include:


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/ChildrenWhoChaseLostVoices'' is implied to be set sometime in the 60s due to Morisaki (Who appears to be in his late 30s or early 40s) mentioning that he fought in the European theatre of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Arch Angel's modified AH-1 Cobra helicopter, and the presence of typewriters and vehicles common during the era.
* ''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 ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' takes place around the same time as the original series in an [[UnitedEurope alternate E.U.]]
* ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'' is set in a realistic 1963.
* ''Manga/KidsOnTheSlope'' begins in the summer of 1966.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' takes ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' back to being in the sixties, more specifically 1968.
* ''March'', a comic about the life of African-American US Congressman John Lewis and his participation in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s (though [[TheFifties the 50s]] are prominently featured too).
* ''Creator/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/StuckRubberBaby'', a 1995 graphic novel set during the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.
* ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' thanks to DC's [[ComicBookTime sliding timeline]] was moved up to this decade with his 1980 title relaunch. Various references to 1960s popular culture were made, including: Clark and Lana going to a concert featuring a long-haired rock group; the Kents watching an Apollo moonshot on TV; and Superboy (in flashbacks to earlier in the decade) meeting President Kennedy.
* ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}!'' is set in a world where the year is always 1965.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''
* ''Film/AirAmerica''
* ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''
* ''Film/AnimalHouse''
* ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' (most of the film set in 1969)
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow''
* ''Film/Apollo13''
* ''Film/AustinPowers'', partially
* ''Film/{{Awakenings}}''
* ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', released in America as "Pirate Radio"
* ''Film/TheBookOfManson'', about the Manson Family.
* ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', partially
* ''Film/TheBoysInCompanyC''
* ''Film/BridgeOfSpies''
* ''Literature/BrightonRock'' (the 2010 FilmOfTheBook was set in 1964)
* ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', partially
* ''Film/ABronxTale''
* ''Film/{{Capote}}''
* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''
* ''Film/CooleyHigh''
* ''Film/TheDebt'' (Most of it)
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter''
* ''Film/DirtyDancing''
* ''Film/TheDish''
* ''Film/TheDoors''
* ''Film/TheDreamers''
* ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers''
* ''Film/AnEducation''
* ''Film/EvesBayou''
* ''Film/FemaleTrouble'' (specifically, 1960-1970)
* ''Film/TheFlamingoKid''
* ''Film/ForrestGump'', partially
* ''Film/{{Frequency}}'', partially
* ''Film/FullMetalJacket''
* ''Film/GirlInterrupted''
* ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''
* ''Film/GraceOfMyHeart''
* ''Film/Halloween1978'', partially
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''
* ''Film/TheHairyBird''
* ''Film/HamburgerHill''
* ''The Hanoi Hilton'', partially
* ''Film/TheHelp''
* ''Film/HiddenFigures''
* ''Film/TheHollywoodKnights''
* ''Film/InsideLlewynDavis''
* ''Film/{{JFK}}''
* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'': At least half or one-third of it is set in 1969.
* ''Lady in White''
* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015''
* ''Film/{{Matinee}}'', at the start (Cuban Missile Crisis)
* ''Film/MenInBlack3'': J travels back in time to 1969 to stop an AlienInvasion in the present.
* ''Film/{{Mermaids}}''
* ''Film/{{Millennium}}'', partially
* ''Film/MississippiBurning''
* ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''
* ''Film/{{Moonwalkers}}''
* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''
* ''Film/TheOutsiders''
* ''Film/PathToWar''
* ''A Perfect World''
* ''Film/{{Platoon}}''
* ''Film/TheSandlot''
* ''Film/TheSapphires''
* ''Film/SavingMrBanks''
* ''Film/ASeriousMan''
* ''Film/{{Shampoo}}''
* ''Film/TakingWoodstock''
* ''Film/TeenBeachMovie''
* ''Film/TempleGrandin''
* ''Film/ThatThingYouDo''
* ''Film/ThirteenDays''
* ''Film/TinMen''
* ''Film/TheToolboxMurders''
* ''Film/{{Volunteers}}''
* ''Film/AWalkOnTheMoon''
* ''Film/TheWard''
* ''Film/WithnailAndI''
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''

* ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''
* ''Literature/DevilMayCare'' -- Written in 2008, set in 1967.
* ''Literature/TheGhostWriter'': The story starts during this period.
* ''Literature/GoAskAlice''
* ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis''
* ''Literature/TheHelp'' (also a movie)
* ''Literature/InherentVice''
* ''Literature/TheOdessaFile''
* ''Literature/TheOutsiders''
* ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'' -- Written in 1863, but set in 1960.
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' -- Spans 25 years. [[GroundhogDayLoop Several times.]]
* ''Literature/ASingleMan''
* ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland''
* ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons Revolternas år]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', about the original creation of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams''
* ''Series/{{Aquarius}}''
* ''Series/BridesOfChrist'' is set during the Sixties, but avoids many of the stereotypes.
* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'', from Series 4 onwards.
* ''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.
* Some ''Series/ColdCase'' episodes are about murders that were committed during the sixties.
* 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/Danger5'' 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''.
* ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}''
* The first five episodes of the Philippine television drama ''Series/IkawLamang'' are set in 1964.
* ''I'll Fly Away'' is set in the American South during the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.
* ''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/MastersOfSex''
* ''Series/OliverBeene''
* ''Series/PanAm''
* ''Series/ThePlayboyClub'' is 1961 UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}
* ''Serries/PublicMorals'' is 1965 UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity
* ''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/StateOfGrace''
* ''Series/TourOfDuty''
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''

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

* ''Pinball/AustinPowers'': Despite its TimeTravel aspects, it 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]]
* ''VideoGame/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''
* ''VideoGame/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''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' appears to be set in this decade due to the technology and vintage style of the camps shown.

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


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* AnimeOfThe1960s (for all anime and manga in general)
* ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan''. Manga started in July 1962, Anime in January 1969.
* ''Manga/Cyborg009''. 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/LaughingSalesman''. Manga started in 1968.
* ''Manga/TigerMask''. Manga started in 1968, Anime started in October 1969.
* ''Manga/SazaeSan''. Adaptation of the comic strip. Series started in October 1969.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/Agent327'' (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 (or in the Atom's case [[InNameOnly not even that]]), 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.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. 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.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. First appeared in 1959.
* 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.
* ComicBook/{{Sinestro}}. First appeared in 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.
* ComicBook/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.
* ComicBook/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 Creator/MarvelComics. First appeared in August, 1962.
* ComicBook/DoctorSolar. First appeared in October, 1962.
* ComicBook/{{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/{{Beast|Marvel Comics}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Iceman}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/JeanGrey. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/ProfessorX. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/PepperPotts. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. First appeared in September, 1963.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''. First appeared in September, 1963.
** ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''. Series started in September, 1963.
* ''ComicBook/WalterMelon''. First appeared in November, 1963.
* ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}. First appeared in March, 1964.
* ComicBook/ScarletWitch. First appeared in March, 1964.
* ComicBook/{{Hela}}. 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/RicHochet, First published in 1955. Debuted in 1964 in albums.
* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] by Creator/MarvelComics. First appeared in 1965.
* ComicBook/TheInhumans
** ComicBook/{{Medusa}}. First appeared in March, 1965.
** Gorgon. First appeared in November, 1965.
** ComicBook/BlackBolt. First appeared in December 1965.
** ComicBook/{{Karnak}}. First appeared in December 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/Agent13. 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.
* 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/PoisonIvy. First appeared in June, 1966.
* 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/{{Polaris|Marvel Comics}}. First appeared in October, 1968.
* ComicBook/TheVision. First appeared in October, 1968.
* ComicBook/MadameHydra. First incarnation (Ophelia Sarkissian) first appeared in February, 1969.
* 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/TheFamilyCircus''. First appeared in February, 1960.
* ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy''. Characters debuted in January, 1961.
* ''ComicStrip/ApartmentThreeG''. First appeared in May, 1961.
* ''ComicStrip/SamsStrip''. Ran from October, 1961 to June, 1963.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}''. Character created in 1962. Regular comic strip series debuted in September, 1964.
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''. First appeared in May, 1963.
* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''. First appeared in November, 1964.
* ''ComicStrip/BonersArk''. First appeared in March, 1968.
* ''ComicStrip/TheLockhorns''. First appeared in September, 1968.

[[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''

* ''FilmsOfThe1960s''

* ''LiteratureOfThe1960s''

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''SeriesOfThe1960s''

* ''Magazine/CreepyMagazine''. First published in 1964.
* ''Penthouse'', First published in 1965.
* ''Reason'', First published in 1968.

* ''MusicOfThe1960s''

[[folder:Music Genres That Started in the Sixties]]
* {{Afrobeat}}
* AlternativeRock. Started around 1965, with Music/TheFugs as the first example.
* ArenaRock. Invented when the Beatles performed at Che Stadion in the USA.
* BaroquePop.
* BoyBand.
* BluesRock. Took off in 1960, when many old blues artists where rediscovered.
* UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion. Begun by Music/TheBeatles' breakthrough in the United States.
* {{Funk}}
* GarageRock. A musical genre created by teenagers influenced by Music/TheBeatles and other British Invasion bands.
* GirlGroup
* OutsiderMusic. The oldest examples date from 1968.
* ProgressiveRock. Music/KingCrimson's 1969 debut album, ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'', is sometimes considered the UrExample of the genre.
* ProtoPunk
* PsychedelicRock. A genre that originated in the middle of the decade.
* {{Reggae}}. Began circa 1968.
* {{Ska}}. Flourished in Jamaica between 1962 and 1965.
* SpaceRock
* SurfRock
* 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/TheFabulousMoolah
* 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/GeneLeBell
* 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/TheBushwhackers. Debuted in 1964.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos
* 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/Joe90''
* ''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''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimationOfThe1960s''
!!Works made, but not set, during the sixties

[[/index]]For their respective categories, see FilmsOfThe1960s, LiteratureOfThe1960s, and SeriesOfThe1960s.[[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/IStartedOutAsAChild'' (1964)
* ''AudioPlay/StanFrebergPresentsTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica'' (1961)

[[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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* 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 UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
* ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. First appeared in January, 1969. Set in TheFuture.

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

[[folder:Rides and Attractions]]
* ''Ride/CarouselOfProgress'' (1964)
* ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'' (1969)
* ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' (1964)
* ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (1967)

[[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: Theme Parks]]
* [[Ride/SeaWorld [=SeaWorld=] San Diego]] opened on March 21st, 1964.
* [[Ride/SixFlags Six Flags Over Texas]] (the first of the chain) was founded on August 5th, 1961.
* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Hollywood]] was made into a part-studio/part-theme park on July 15th, 1964.

[[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.]]