1960-1969

This page contains a timeline of major events related to the Lost Generation between 1960 and 1969, with U.S. and world events to provide context.

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  • 1961

    January 10 – Dashiell Hammett dies in New York, New York

    January 20 – JFK sworn in as the 35th U.S. President

    April 17 – American backed Cuban invasion force lands at the Bay of Pigs

    July 1 – Louis-Ferdinand Celine dies in Meudon, France

    July 2 – Ernest Hemingway commits suicide in Ketchum, Idaho

  • 1962

    June 4 – The Reivers, William Faulkner’s nineteenth and last novel, is published

    July 6 – William Faulkner dies in Byhalia, Mississippi

    September 3 – E. E. Cummings dies in North Conway, New Hampshire

    October 5 – Sylvia Beach dies in Paris, France

    October 15 – U.S. spy planes spot Soviet missile bases in Cuba, starting the Cuban missile crisis

    October 22 – Soviet Union pulls its missiles out of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis

  • 1963

    May 2 – Van Wyck Brooks dies in Bridgewater, Connecticut

    November 22 – Aldous Huxley dies in Los Angeles, California; JFK assassinated, LBJ sworn in as 36th U.S. President

  • 1964

    July 2 – Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, abolishing segregation

    August 7 – U.S. begins military presence in Vietnam

    October 17 – Gerald Murphy dies in East Hampton, New York

    December 21 – Carl Van Vechten dies in New York City

  • 1965

    January 4 – T. S. Eliot dies in London, England

    January 20 – LBJ sworn in for a second term

  • 1967

    June 7 – Dorothy Parker dies in New York, New York

  • 1968

    April 16 – Edna Ferber dies in New York, New York

    December 20 – John Steinbeck dies in New York, New York

  • 1969

    January 20 – Richard Nixon sworn in as the 37th U.S. President

    January 28 – Josephine Herbst dies

    July 20 – Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to walk on the moon

  • See also: 1870s-80s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

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