is easy for me - the year I graduated from high school, my mother died, I first worked other than baby-sitting (in a McDonald's and then a Boys Club day camp), coming to DC for the March, starting college.
The current issue of the Library of Congress Magazine focuses on that year, and I thought I would share this much - the list of items on the timeline, one for each month
January - 14th -George Wallace in his inaugural address utters the phrase "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!"
February - 19th - publishing of The Feminine Mystique, written by Betty Friedan
March - 28th - Hitchcock's "The Birds" is released in the US
April - 1 - "General Hospital" debuts on tv
May - 2nd - Bull Connors turns on the fire hoses and turns loose the dogs on civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham
June - 12th - Medgar Evers is assassinated
July - 1st - Zip Codes introduced in US
August - 28th - King gives his "I have a Dream Speech" - when a quarter million had come to the nation's Capital City, including 1 17-year-old boy from Larchmont NY
September - 15th - 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham bombed, killing four little girls
October - 2nd - Sandy Koufax strikes out 15 Yankees setting a World Series record
November - 22nd - John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas
December - 26th - Beatles "I want to hold your hand" officially released in the US
(although for some reason I remember hearing Beatles songs in Philadelphia before we went on Christmas break)
It was a time of change of many kinds.
I thought it worth remembering.