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  • Advise and Consent by Allen Drury is a best seller 
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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer is another best seller 
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  • Harper Lee wins a Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird 
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  • Nick Holonayk invents the digital display for the pocket calculator and electronic watches 
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  • Eco One is launched, the worlds first communication satellite 
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  • The worlds first weather satellite, Tiros is launched 
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  • Pete Rozell becomes NFL commissioner 
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  • Rafer Johnson wins gold in the decathlon 
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  • Cassius Clay wins Olympic gold in boxing 
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  • Mrs. Kennedy becomes the fashion to follow 
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  • Women's "knickers" are in 
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  • Men's sports coats are plaids, bold prints, strips and checks 
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  • Berry Gordy borrows $800 and starts Motown Records 
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  • Estimated 850,000 "war babies" enter college, overcrowding dorms 
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  • JF. Kennedy Jr. is born on Nov. 25 , by Cesarean delivery 
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  • Fads, talkathons, folk singing in coffee houses 
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  • Deiz Arnaz and Lucille Ball file for divorce 
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  • New York court rules "Lady Chaterleys Lover " is not obscene 
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  • Earnest Evans changes his name to Chubby Checker 
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  • New words, Anchorman, sit-in, cosmonaut, bluegrass, laser, compact car 
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  • First appearances, Astroturf, Librium, felt-tip pen, Rayon, OPEC meeting 

       
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