World: Top of the Decade: The World

> The East Germans put up the Berlin Wall, 1961.

> Sino-Soviet split revealed, 1961.

> Cuban missile crisis, 1962.

> First Chinese nuclear explosion, 1964.

> Start of U.S. buildup in Viet Nam, 1965.

> Mao Tse-Tung's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution begins, 1966.

>Six-Day War between Israelis and Arabs, 1967.

> Tet offensive, 1968.

> Soviets invade Czechoslovakia, 1968.

> Charles de Gaulle resigns, 1969.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!