1960s

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1964

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
ACC Happenings and Events: Littleton leaders brainstorming economic development strategies hit upon the ideas of a college

President of the U.S.:

Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: My Fair Lady
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: The Girl from Ipanema, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
Time Person of the Year: Lyndon B. Johnson, President
Nobel Prize Literature: Jean-Paul Sartre, France
Nobel Peace Prize: Martin Luther King Jr., Georgia, U.S.
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Hello, Dolly/Luther
Emmy Award: Danny Kaye Show, Dick Van Dyke Show, Defenders

News and Events

News-Colorado: The Robert Ward opera "The Lady from Colorado" premieres at the Central City Opera. Beatles come to Red Rocks.
News-U.S.: Ford introduces Mustang. Zip codes adopted by U.S. Post Office. Civil Rights bill approved. 24th Amendment
News-Global: King Saud of Saudi Arabia deposed, his son Faisal proclaimed king

Sports

Sports: Peggy Fleming wins the Olympic gold medal in Women's Figure Skating at the X Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble. Winter Olympics: Innsbruck, Austria. Summer Olympics: Tokyo, Japan

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 35.35
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.18
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -5,915,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 874.13

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 19,349.21
U.S. Population: 191.89 million

Current Events:

Technology/Science: First Vaccine for measles
Art: Gallery of Modern Art, built by Huntington Hartford, open in NYC
Fashion: Courreges stirs up the fashion world with innovative and youth-inspired collections that include over-the-knee skirts. His Space Age collection, in particular, causes excitement

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Ford Mustang
Food: The Food Stamp Act of 1964 creates a permanent food stamp program. The first 12 oz aluminum can was introduced by Royal Crown Cola. It wasn't until 3 years later that Coke started using the aluminum can. Plastic milk container introduced commercially. Pepsi Cola introduced Diet Pepsi. Buffalo Wings were created. Pepsi Cola introduced Diet Pepsi.
Toys: Rock'em Sock'em Robots. Arthur Melin ( Frisbee fame) patented the hula-hoop.


1965

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
ACC Happenings and Events: Arapahoe Junior College became Colorado's first junior college in nine years.

President of the U.S.

Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Sound of Music
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: A Taste of Honey, Herb Alpert
Time Person of the Year: William Westmoreland, commander of the U.S. forces in Viet Nam
Nobel Prize Literature: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russia
Nobel Peace Prize: United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Fiddler on the Roof/Subject Was Roses
Emmy Award: Dick Van Dyke Show, Hallmark Hall of Fame

News and Events

News-Littleton: Riverfront opens. May 4 - Voters approve the formation of a College. Littleton has a major flood resulting in millions of dollars in damage. Bemis Library opens in October.
News-Colorado: Interstate Highway I-270 construction begins in Denver. A flash flood on the South Platte River kills 28 people and inflicts over $500 million in damage.
News-U.S.: Medicaid and Medicare enacted. Saint Louis' Gateway Arch completed. Watts Riot in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Malcolm X assassinated Harlem, New York
News-Global: De Gaulle wins election to France presidency. Winston Churchill dies

Sports

Sports: Los Angeles defeats Minnesota to win the World Series

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 35.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.52
Prime Rate (%): 5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -1,411,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 969.26

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 20,188.57
U.S. Population: 194.30 million

Current Events:

Technology/Science: First touch screen developed, molecular basis for memory proven
Art: Le Corbusier dies, Picasso paints "Self-Portrait."
Fashion: Paul Young opens the first shop in the US exclusively for mod fashions, Paraphernalia, located in NYC.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Pontiac Presidents
Food: Astronaut John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard the first Gemini spacecraft flight. Cool Whip, a whipped cream substitute, was introduced by General Foods. The first Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Campbell Soup Company introduces Franco-American Spaghetti-O's. The Pillsbury Doughboy, 'Poppin' Fresh,' was born. He made his debut in a commercial for crescent rolls. 'Taste Of Honey' by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass hit #1 on the charts
Toys: See 'n Say, an audio toy with an educational twist


1966

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 583/404
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $6/$11
ACC Happenings and Events: First classes held: 550 students, 23 faculty, 30 classes; $471,119 total budget.

President of the U.S.

Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: A Man for all Seasons
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Strangers In The Night, Frank Sinatra
Time Person of the Year: The Inheritor, Representing a generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under
Nobel Prize Literature: Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel & Leonie Nelly Sachs, Sweden
Nobel Peace Prize: Not Awarded
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Man of La Mancha/Marat, Sade
Emmy Award: Andy Williams Show, Dick Van Dyke Show, Fugitive

News and Events

News-Littleton: West Elementary becomes AJC. 1st class at AJC begins Fall of 1966. 4 Bedroom Brick home $29,000.
News-Colorado: Air Force Systems Command turned the Cheyenne Mountain Combat Operations Center over to NORAD
News-U.S.: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established. National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded.
News-Global: Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, becomes Prime Minister of India. British Guiana becomes the independent nation of Guyana.

Sports

Sports: Jack Nicklaus wins the Masters golf tournament second year in a row

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 35.40
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 3.79
Prime Rate (%): 5.75
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -3,698,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 785.69

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 21,444.34
U.S. Population: 196.56 million

Current Events:

Technology/Science: All 20 amino acids decoded
Art: Alberto Giacometti dies. Van Gogh's portrait of Mlle. Ravoux sold at Christie's for $441,000.
Fashion: Miniskirts come into fashion. Yves St. Laurent's collections include pop art-influenced fashions. Le Smoking jacked by Yves Saint Laurent became popular.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Oldsmobile Toronado
Food: McDonald's begins using frozen french fries. Mississippi is the last state to repeal Prohibition. Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages. Quaker Instant Oatmeal is introduced. 100 Grand candy bar is created.
Toys: Barrel of Monkeys


1967

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 923/744
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $6/$11
ACC Happenings and Events: Innovative teaching included sessions called Tutorials in which each student signed up for a one hour credit in such topics as Western Indians, The Forties or Sartre for the quarter.

President of the U.S.

Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: In the Heat of the Night
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Up, Up, and Away, the 5th Dimension
Time Person of the Year: Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. President
Nobel Prize Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemala and Spain
Nobel Peace Prize: Not Awarded
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Cabaret/Homecoming
Emmy Award: Andy Williams Show, Monkees, Mission Impossible

News and Events

News-Littleton: Romano’s Italian Restaurant opens. Still open today. City officials negotiate a grant for 2 million to remove 147 families and 12 businesses for future site of AJC.
News-Colorado: The Denver-Boulder Turnpike becomes a US 36 freeway after being the first public toll road in the United States to pay for itself.
News-U.S.: Rolling Stone magazine founded. Des Moines, Iowa resident Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies are born alive, and the first in which all survive infancy.
News-Global: Hanoi attacked by U.S. bombers. France launches its first nuclear powered submarine.

Sports

Sports: The first Super Bowl is played, with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 35.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.40
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 3.85
Prime Rate (%): 6
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -8,643,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 906.84

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 21,763.66
U.S. Population: 198.71 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: ATM invented, Endosymbiosis theory established, First vaccine for mumps
Art: Edward Hopper, US painter dies. Jayne Mansfield dies
Fashion: Twiggy take US fashion by storm. Hollywood designer Edith Head bans miniskirts from the Academy Awards because she feels that they lack elegance. Summer of 1967 Paco Rabanne's paper dresses sold in Paris. Purple was the color of the universe according to Jimmy Hendrix.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Mercury Cougar
Food: Gatorade, the original sports drink, is developed. Plastic milk bottles are introduced. Arlo Guthrie performs his 20 minute 'Alice's Restaurant' at the Newport Folk Festival. Twix, which comes in a two-stick pack, was introduced by Mars in Britain in 1967.
Toys: Lite-Brite


1968

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 1305/963
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $6/$11
Faculty of the Year: Herm Jantzen
ACC Happenings and Events: 30 new faculty, 952 students. Urban Renewal began early in 1968, displacing 50-55 homeowners. Student body grew to 952.

President of the U.S.

Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963-January 20, 1969)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Oliver
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel
Time Person of the Year: The Apollo 8 astronauts
Nobel Prize Literature: Yasunari Kawabata, Japan
Nobel Peace Prize: Rene Samuel Cassin, France
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Hallelujah Baby/Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Emmy Award: Laugh-In, Get Smart, Mission Impossible

News and Events

News-Littleton: Ketring Property is purchased for Littleton History Museum.
News-Colorado: Construction begins on the first bore of the Straight Creek Tunnel designed to route Interstate Highway I-70 under the Continental Divide.
News-U.S.: Martin Luther King Jr. and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated two months apart. First class postage rates climb to 6 cents
News-Global: Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister

Sports

Sports: Winter Olympics: Grenoble, France. Summer Olympics: Mexico

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 43.50
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.60
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 3.58
Prime Rate (%): 6.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -25,161,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 947.73

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 22,730.76
U.S. Population: 200.71 million
Littleton: 21,000

Current Events

Technology/Science: Video console game introduced
Art: Marcel Duchamp dies. US architect R. Buckminster Fuller awarded Gold Medal by Royal Institute of British Architects
Fashion: The "midi" to replace the "mini"

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Pontiac GTO
Food: The Big Mac was introduced at McDonald's for 49 cents. The first Red Lobster restaurant opened in Lakeland, Florida.
Toys: Hot Wheels


1969

ACC

ACC President: Allan P. Crawfurd
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 1794/1299
Degrees Awards: 77
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $5/$18.50
ACC Happenings and Events: Classes held in various small homes around the Main Building. The English Department held fort in what's called "Wuthering Heights," famed for its two-story structure and three fireplaces. Provocatuer is school paper

President of the U.S.

Richard Nixon (January 20, 1969-August 9, 1974)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Midnight Cowboy
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, The 5th Dimension
Time Person of the Year: The Middle Americans, also referred to as silent majority
Nobel Prize Literature: Samuel Barclay Beckett, Ireland and France
Nobel Peace Prize: International Labour Organization (ILO), Switzerland
Tony Award (Musical/Play): 1776/Great White Hope
Emmy Award: Laugh-In, Get Smart, NET Playhouse

News and Events

News-Littleton: AJC student is involved in a murder.
News-Colorado: The International Olympic Committee selects Denver to host the XII Olympic Winter Games in 1976.
News-U.S.: Neil Armstrong walks on moon. The Woodstock Festival in White Lake, New York becomes an enormously successful musical and cultural gathering; a milestone for the baby-boom generation. Chappaquiddick incident, where Sen. Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne
News-Global: Mrs. Golda Meir becomes Israel's fourth Prime Minister.

Sports

Sports: Fourth year in a row, and 8 out of 10 past years Wilt Chamberlain leads as rebound leader in the NBA

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 41.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 1.60
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 3.51
Prime Rate (%): 8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): 3,242,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 809.2

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 23,199.97
U.S. Population: 202.68 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: First moon landing, UNIX created
Art: Museum of Modern Art, NY, purchases art collection of the late Gertrude Stein for $6 million. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, dies
Fashion: Trouser outfits become acceptable for everyday wear by women

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Plymouth Road Runner
Food: Canned beer outsells bottled beer for the first time. The Galloping Gourmet TV show hosted by Graham Kerr premiered. Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's Hamburger restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. Pringles potato chips were introduced - made from dehydrated, mashed potatoes. The world's No. 1 breath mint, Tic Tacs were introduced in 1969. Kit Kat: Hershey got licensing rights for the U.S. in 1969
Toys: Flatsy Doll