Annandale of Old: The Year was 1960
By: M . Callahan
US President: Dwight Eisenhower/John F. Kennedy
Vice President: Richard Nixon/Lyndon B. Johnson
VA Governor: James Lindsay Almond, Jr.
US Senators from VA: Harry Flood Byrd & Absalom W. Robertson
Chief Justice US Supreme Court: Earl Warren
Speaker of the House: Sam T. Rayburn
AWARDS & PRIZES
Pulitzer Prize: “Advise and Consent” by Allen Drury
Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Albert John LutuliMiss America: Lynda Mead (Natchez, MS)
Best Picture of the Year: Ben Hur
Best Actor: Charlton Heston, Ben Hur
Best Actress: Simon Signoret, Room at the Top
NCAA Basketball Champion: Ohio State
Stanley Cup Winner: Montreal Canadians
College Football Champion: Minnesota & Mississippi
Heisman Trophy Winner: Joe Bellino from Navy
US Open Winner: Arnold Palmer
World Series Champion: Pittisburgh Pirates
Aluminum cans are used for the first time.
Xerox introduces the first commercial documents repro machine.
The Andy Griffith Show, The Real McCoys, Rawhide, and the Flintstones air on TV for the first time.
Cassius Clay wins gold boxing medal at Summer Olympics
World Population: 3,021,475,000
Cost of a new house: $12,675.00
Average Income: $5,199.00 per year
New Car: $2,610.00
Average Rent: $98.00 per month
Tuition to Harvard U.: $1,250.00 per year
Movie ticket: $1.00 each
US Postage Stamp: $.04
Gallon of milk: $1.04
Eggs: $.30 per dozen
Ground Hamburger: $.58 per pound
Coffee: $.97 per pound
Life Expectancy 69.7 years
Annandale in 1960
Annandale Retail Establishments Special offers...
Safeway: Columbia Pike
1 lb. pkg. ground beef: $0.45 lbs.
ground beef: $1.65
Chuck Roast: $0.35/lb.
Villa Marie Restaurant: Annandale Shopping Center, Columbia Pike offers Banquet Facilities and Home Catering
Tuthill Stationary, Columbia Pike
Contest to win as a first prize a free Olivitti Underwood Lettera 18 portable typewriter and as second and third prizes a Rubber Stamp Outfit
Lucie’s Beauty Salon, McWhorter Place
Permanents for $12.50 to include a free shampoo and set 1 week after perm appointment
Arcade Electronics: Annandale Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
40% off TV Receiving Tubes and free check on all TV, Radio, or Hi-Fi Tubes
Suburban Savings & Loan Association, Columbia Pike
Two new Silver Dollars free when a savings account of $50or more was opened paying 4% interest compounded quarterly. Accounts insured up to $10,000 by the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corp.
Town and Country Properties, Columbia Pike
“Story-Book” Rambler in Annandale with large private yard, flagstone patio, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, GE Kitchen, Large Recreation Room, Sewing Room, Wall to Wall Carpet: $23,950.00
Stan Paris runs for Mason District Supervisor
A Saturday night Hootenanny was held in the ACME parking lot (grocery chain) with professional Folk Artist Allen Damron, Carol Hedin, and David & Jonathan plus a number of Annandale hopefuls. Two thousand people attended this concert. Safeway on Columbia Pike held a pancake breakfast with an estimated 3000 people in attendance.
Bradlick Shopping Center, a 1.5 million-12 acre project with 900 parking places announced that Grand Union and Dart Drug would be the first two stores to open.
Homes built in Sleepy Hollow Woods were beginning to be occupied.
Political slogan for John Scott (D) running for the House of Delegates: “We have gotten the farmer out of the mud; now let’s get the commuter out of the traffic jam.”
Wednesday, September 28, 1960: 19 black students enroll at 8 previously all white Fairfax County Schools.
Monday, February 6, 1961 Fairfax Hospital opens 30 minutes early due to the early arrival of a baby.
Monday, November 19, 1962: Dulles International Airport opens
Monday, August 17, 1964: Last section of Capital Beltway formally opened.
For more photos and the entire story, please see ENDEAVOR, July 2008 on this website.
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