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Dated Events

  • Real World: January 13. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the first hit song released in the United States by the Beatles, marks the beginning of Beatlemania in America.
  • Real World: January 30. A bloodless military coup puts Major General Nguyen Khanh in control of South Vietnam.
  • Real World: March 9. New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court decision discourages prior restraint of speech criticizing political figures.
  • Real World: April 26. Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge together to form the nation of Tanzania.
  • Real World: June 12. The government of South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life in prison.
  • Real World: August 4. Gulf of Tonkin Incident further increases U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
  • Real World: August 16. Duong Van Minh is replaced by General Nguyen Khanh as chief of state in South Vietnam.
  • Real World: October 31. U.S. incumbent presidential candidate Lyndon Johnson first proposes his "Great Society."

Undated Events

  • Real World: The BASIC computer programming language is invented.

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming, Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein.

Notable Films

Black Sabbath, Castle of Blood, Castle of the Living Dead, Cave of the Living Dead, The Creeping Terror, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, Dagora, the Space Monster, Devil Doll, The Evil of Frankenstein, Fail-Safe, First Men in the Moon, The Flesh Eaters, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Goldfinger, Goliath and the Vampires, Gorath, The Gorgon, Hercules, Prisoner of Evil, The Horror of Party Beach, The Human Vapor, The Last Man on Earth, The Masque of the Red Death, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, The Time Travelers, Tomb of Ligeia, Two on a Guillotine, The Wizard of Mars.

Notable Comic Books

Daredevil #1, The Brave and the Bold #54 (first Teen Titans).

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: Cyborg Big X (Japan), I Spy, The Man from UNCLE, Mighty Hercules, Stingray, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
  • Continuing: Astro Boy (Season 2) (U.S.), The Avengers (Season 3 ends), Doctor Who (Season 2), The Outer Limits (Season 2), The Twilight Zone (Season 6).
  • Ending:

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