The 1960s are remembered as a time of tumult and change. However, to be accurate, most of that occurred in the late 1960s and spilled over well into the early 1970s. The first part of the 1960s was a relatively sedate time, culturally ... though the seeds of change were already being sown with the election of a young, vital and progressive president, John F. Kennedy, whose brief tenure in office was known as "Camelot."
Elsewhere in the 1960s, London was the hotbed of the colorful and artistic "Mod" culture. Russia, then part of the Soviet Union, took an early lead in what was known as the "Space Race." (Spoiler for Russia fans: It didn't last). In California, Stanford and UCLA were making the first server-to-server connections, laying the groundwork for what would later become the internet. Naturally, these cutting-edge computer scientists began to use this early connection to discuss the popular '60s TV show, "Star Trek," and so was born -- or at least foreshadowed -- the chat rooms and forums we've all come to know and love. (Sort of).
Whether you remember the 1960s from having lived through them, or you're a young fan of the era who regrets being "born too late," (sigh), we've got a quiz for you. Test your knowledge of all things groovy now!