Sex became more socially acceptable outside the strict boundaries of heterosexual marriage. InBlue Moviedirected by Andy Warholwas the first adult erotic film depicting explicit sex to receive wide theatrical release in the United States. During this time, porn was being publicly discussed by celebrities, and taken seriously by critics.
Disasters[ edit ] Natural: The Valdivia earthquakealso known as the Great Chilean earthquake, is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.
The main tsunami raced across the Pacific Ocean and devastated Hilo, Hawaii. Gulf Coast, especially in the state of Louisiana.
Fires had erupted on the river many times, including 22 Junewhen a river fire captured the attention of Time magazine, which described the Cuyahoga as the river that "oozes rather than flows" and in which a person "does not drown but decays.
Gulf Coast at Category 5 Status. On 15 FebruarySabena Flight crashed on its way to Brussels, Belgium, killing all 72 passengers on board and 1 person on the ground. Among those killed were all 18 members of the US figure skating team, on their way to the World Championships.
Since the wreckage of the aircraft is lost to this day, the cause of the crash remains a mystery. All people on board perished. All aboard died. A total of people died in the crash.
Social and political movements[ edit ] Counterculture and social revolution[ edit ] Flower Power Bus In the second half of the decade, young people began to revolt against the conservative norms of the time, as well as remove themselves from mainstream liberalism, in particular the high level of materialism which was so common during the era.
This created a "counterculture" that sparked a social revolution throughout much of the Western world. It began in the United States as a reaction against the conservatism and social conformity of the s, and the U.
The youth involved in the popular social aspects of the movement became known as hippies. These groups created a movement toward liberation in society, including the sexual revolutionquestioning authority and government, and demanding more freedoms and rights for women and minorities.
The Underground Pressa widespread, eclectic collection of newspapers served as a unifying medium for the counterculture. The movement was also marked by the first widespread, socially accepted drug use including LSD and marijuana and psychedelic music.
Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police on guard at the Pentagon during an anti-Vietnam War protest.
As late as the end offew Americans protested the American involvement in Vietnam, but as the war dragged on and the body count continued to climb, civil unrest escalated. Students became a powerful and disruptive force and university campuses sparked a national debate over the war.
As the movement's ideals spread beyond college campuses, doubts about the war also began to appear within the administration itself. A mass movement began rising in opposition to the Vietnam Warending in the massive Moratorium protests inas well as the movement of resistance to conscription "the Draft" for the war.
Other terms heard in the United States included " the Draft ", " draft dodger ", " conscientious objector ", and " Vietnam vet ".Changes in social norms.
The modern consensus is that the sexual revolution in s America was typified by a dramatic shift in traditional values related to sex, and sexuality.
The s was a decade marked by the Watergate scandal, the growing women's rights, gay rights and environmental movements, and s fashion and music. Learn more on grupobittia.com Editor’s Note: Because there is no year 0, a decade runs from 01/01 - 12/ As we enter the second decade of the second millennium AD, Q is pausing to consider the most significant changes and cultural goods of the last ten years.
Many changes, events, and attitudes defined the s.
In fact, 70s culture was – by the end of the decade – far different than that of the previous decade, when the hippie culture dominated the scene, especially in the United States. Watch video · In the Roaring Twenties, a surging economy created an era of mass consumerism, as Jazz-Age flappers flouted Prohibition laws and the Harlem Renaissance redefined arts and culture.
The s, with the Camelot Kennedy administration and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, was a decade in which many cultural changes took place.