1965

PS Magazine - - POP CULTURE, NEWS, AND EVENTS FROM PAST DECADES -

Lawyer and au­thor Ralph Nader’s best­selling book, Un­safe at Any Speed, hit book­stores, prompt­ing car safety mea­sures in­clud­ing seat­belt laws in 49 states. The Great North­east Blackout af­fected 30 mil­lion peo­ple in all of New York State, most of New Eng­land, parts of New Jer­sey and Penn­syl­va­nia, and On­tario, Canada. The first fully func­tional cal­cu­la­tor watch was launched by Pul­sar as a lim­ited edi­tion in 18-karat gold for $3,950.

PHOTO: UNIVER­SAL HIS­TORY AR­CHIVE/UIG VIA GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO: LI­BRARY OF CONGRESS

PHOTO: AP PHOTO

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