The 1960s was a time of political and social upheaval, with the Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War and student riots in Europe and the USA. It was also the time of the Cultural Revolution in China, Beatlemania, the moon landing and Woodstock. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade. Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.