What was the world like in 1963, the backdrop for this girl’s life? Likely she was oblivious to these events, but the same can’t be said for the adults who controlled her life. This helps puts her life in the context of bigger events going on in the world. Of course events of note are determined by me, likely in the context of what I personally find significant.
“Credibility gap” becomes evident between the truth and official reports of events in Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere.
Hannah Arendt, “Eichmann in Jerusalem” (The Banality of Evil)
John Le Carre, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold”
Death of Aldous Huxley
Tom Jones gets Academy Award
Irma La Douce
4,000 die in hurricane in Cuba and Haiti.