You grew up in the 60s if …

The 60s were wild, turbulent, and magical. The decade was one big youth-quake. The baby boomers came of age and for the first time young people went out to life, instead of waiting for life to come to them. If you grew up in the 60s, you’ll remember these icons.

Here’s a list which is only going to grow over time. Share it, email us at with your memories and we’ll add them.

You know you grew up in the 60’s if…

  • You watched Marilyn Monroe sing Happy Birthday to the President.
  • You loved listening to your Ray Charles records.


  • Your motto was, “the higher the bouffant the better!”
  • You always set your hairstyle with Aquanet.
  • You heard about Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s march on Washington.
  • You watched American Bandstand religiously.


  • Your mom didn’t let you go to Woodstock.
  • You saved up for your own VW Beetle
  • You lusted after a John Romain handbag.
  • You watched Neal Armstrong land on the moon on your TV.
  • You learned to type on a Selectric typewriter.
  • You were into James Bond.
  • You and your friends argued over who the was the better Catwoman (meow).
  • Dean Martin was dreamy.
  • You’d buy dress patterns to sew your own dresses.
  • You played with spirographs.
  • Everybody got together in front of the TV on Sunday nights to watch Bonanza with Pa, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe.


  • Lucille Ball was your favorite red head.
  • Tried to twitch your nose like Elizabeth Montgomery in Bewitched.
  • Computers were HUGE, like the size of a room.
  • You begged you mom for go-go boots.
  • You saw “A Hard Days Night” in the movie theater.
  • All the cool kids drove Chevy’s from the 50’s.
  • Flower Power was everywhere.


  • You snuck into a drive in movie.
  • You witnessed the birth of color TV.
  • Meaning you watch black and white TV before.
  • You had a TV console.
  • And no remote control.
  • Your Avenger were a lot less flashy.
  • The Twilight Zone gave you nightmares.
  • You asked your parents for a dog because of Lassie (at a’ girl).
  • You always wondered how the Gilligan’s Island group made so many gadgets on the island but never a boat.
  • Argued over who was hotter, Ginger or Mary Ann?
  • Wondered if Barbara Eden even had a navel.


  • You know you grew up in the 60’s if…
  • Dragnet made you consider being a police officer.
  • The Beverly Hillbillies were hilarious.
  • You know how to work a manual typewriter.
  • Twiggy was the face of all things Mod.
  • You paid attention to the “Space Race” in the news.
  • You called people on rotary phones.
  • Sonny and Cher had each other.
  • A can of Pepsi was 10 cents.
  • Batman was the coolest super hero on TV.


  • Followed by the Green Hornet.
  • Kato > Robin
  • Swanson TV dinners were your mom’s favorite last minute dinner.
  • You made your decisions with your Magic 8 ball.
  • Mary Poppins convinced you to clean your room.
  • You were on obsessed with Star Trek and all things Klingon You loved.
  • Creepy shows like The Addams Family and The Munster’s.


  • The Green Acres theme was constantly stuck in your head.
  • Smoked Lucky Strike Cigarettes.
  • You rode your bike everywhere!
  • You know what a fluffer-nutter is (and they’re delicious!).
  • You couldn’t wait for the next episode of “Dark Shadows”
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