Definitions for 1960s

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sixties, 1960s(noun)

    the decade from 1960 to 1969

Wiktionary

  1. 1960s(Noun)

    The decade from 1960 to 1969. Also known as the 60s.

Freebase

  1. 1960s

    The 1960s was a decade that began on 1 January 1960 and ended on 31 December 1969. The 1960s term also refers to an era more often called The Sixties, denoting the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends across the globe. This "cultural decade" is more loosely defined than the actual decade, beginning around 1963 and ending around 1974. In the United States of America, "the Sixties", as they are known in popular culture, is a term used by historians, journalists, and other objective academics; in some cases nostalgically to describe the counterculture and social revolution near the end of the decade; and pejoratively to describe the era as one of irresponsible excess and flamboyance. The decade was also labeled the Swinging Sixties because of the fall or relaxation of some social taboos especially relating to racism and sexism that occurred during this time. The 1960s have become synonymous with the new, radical, and subversive events and trends of the period, which continued to develop in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and beyond. In Africa the 1960s was a period of radical political change as 32 countries gained independence from their European colonial rulers. Some commentators have seen in this era a classical Jungian nightmare cycle, where a rigid culture, unable to contain the demands for greater individual freedom, broke free of the social constraints of the previous age through extreme deviation from the norm. Christopher Booker charts the rise, success, fall/nightmare and explosion in the London scene of the 1960s. However, this alone does not explain the mass nature of the phenomenon.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word '1960s' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3166

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1960s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of 1960s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gareth Neame:

    I want to know what happens to Downton when baby George is now Lord Grantham in the 1960s.

  2. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva:

    After the 1960s and early 1970s, somehow we developed the mythology that systemic racism disappeared.

  3. Yoon Hae-joong:

    In the 1950s and 1960s, North Korea made much more progress on the diplomatic front than South Korea.

  4. Bruce DuMont:

    The innocence of the 1950s ended with (the bumping of) 'The Andy Griffith Show,' and the seriousness of the 1960s began with the first Kennedy-Nixon debate.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    We stand today on the edge of a new frontier-the frontier of the 1960s-a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

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