For the rest of the week, I'll be posting memorable images from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. Let's start with the '60s, the decade that basically launched counterculture. Of course, I could fill 20 blog posts with images that capture the decade, but these 6 sort of sum it up for me. Can you feel the spirit of the times? Can you hear the music? Can you appreciate how far we've come, both for better and worse?

1. August 28, 1963

2. November 22, 1963

3. April 17, 1964


Known as the "1964½" model by Mustang enthusiasts, the 1965 Mustang was Ford's most successful launch since the Model A.

4. March 8, 1965


3,500 U.S. Marines land near Da Nang in South Vietnam. They are the first U.S. troops to arrive in Vietnam.

5. July 21, 1969


"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

6. August 15-18, 1969