1. Money
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

20th Century Timeline

The 60s - the technology, science, and inventions

By

Kevlar - Stephanie Kwolek

Kevlar - Stephanie Kwolek

Kevlar - Stephanie Kwolek
The 60s have been described by historians as the ten years having the most significant changes in history. By the end of the 60s humanity had entered the spaceage by putting a man on the moon. The 60s were influenced by the youth of the post-war baby boom - a generation with a fondness for change and far-out gadgets.

1960

1961

  • Valium invented.
  • The nondairy creamer invented.

1962

  • The audio cassette invented.
  • The fiber-tip pen invented by Yukio Horie.
  • Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.
  • Dow Corp invents silicone breast implants.

1963

1964

  • Acrylic paint invented.
  • Permanent-press fabric invented.
  • BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.

1965

1966

  • Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented.

1967

1968

  • The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.
  • The first computer with integrated circuits made.
  • Robert Dennard invented RAM (random access memory).

1969

  1. About.com
  2. Money
  3. Inventors

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.