1964 Seven Up!

Natsko Seki

1964 by Natsko Seki

The Beatles sang “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and millions of women in England and America swooned over John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Muhammad Ali (still known by his birth name of Cassius Clay) was crowned heavyweight champion of the world and Mary Poppins packed audiences into movie theaters.

While Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, another future Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela, was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.

Harold Wilson was the prime minister of Britain in 1964, and Lyndon B. Johnson had recently become the president of the United States after the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

After a U.S. destroyer is allegedly attacked off the coast of North Vietnam, Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving Johnson the power to conduct military operations and escalate the war in Vietnam.

Artist: Natsko Seki works as an illustrator, animator and a graphic designer in London. Her aim is to create pieces that are positive, upbeat and humorous. More of her work can be seen at www.natsko.com.

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