The Sixties – 35 Unforgettable Facts From 1960s

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26Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

In 1963, Brian Blessed saw a woman in labor in a park. She recognized him from TV series Z Cars and said “please Mr. Blessed, I’m having a baby.” He not only delivered the baby but he bit through the umbilical cord.

27. In 1967, Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees. He played 8 of the 29 dates, then flipped off the audience, threw down his guitar, and walked off.

28. In 1968, NBC quit the coverage of the AFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets in the final minute to broadcast the television film, Heidi. Oakland scored two touchdowns in that minute to win the game 43–32 in a legendary comeback.

29. In the 1960s, American preacher Solomon Burke was once booked to sing at a KKK rally. It was only when he showed up that the organizer noticed that he was black.

30. In 1962, comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested for using the word "schmuck" on stage. "Schmuck" is a Yiddish swear word for "penis", and is considered deeply offensive in Yiddish speaking communities.

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31Lemon Grove mummies

Lemon Grove mummies

In 1966, two American teenagers found two child mummies in a cave in Mexico, smuggled them back to California, and ditched them in a friend's garage until the friend's mother discovered the mummies 14 years later.

32. In 1969, General Motors Holden (Australia) produced a concept car complete with climate control, a rear-facing camera and in-car navigation.

33. In 1963, there was a Canadian band called "Four Niggers and a Chink". They broke up in 1969 and then got back together in 1990. In 1990 they went by "Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers."

34. In 1968, a school teacher named Jane Elliott divided her class by eye color to teach them about discrimination. The kids got discriminatory pretty quickly.

35. In 1967, British politician Ming Campbell beat O.J. Simpson in a 100m sprint race at Stanford University, with a time of 10.2 seconds.

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