Class of 1970 is in 3rd grade, most are 8 years old during the school year; popular cartoons include Bugs Bunny, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Quick Draw McGraw, Tom & Jerry, Heckle and Jeckle, Popeye, The Flintstones, Mr. Magoo, Felix the Cat, Huckleberry Hound, Pixie-Dixie-Mr. Jenks, Woody Woodpecker, Ruff and Reddy, etc. and popular kid shows include The Mickey Mouse Club, Bozo, Johnny Ginger Show (The Three Stooges), Jingle's in Boofland and Milky's (Twin Pines Clown) Party Time.
Etch-a-sketch introduced
Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho debuts
Democrat G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams is Governor of Michigan (famous for bow tie look)
Phil Hart and Patrick McNamara are U.S. Senators, both democrats
Democrat John Dingell  (1955-2011) and Republican Gerald Ford are amongst current U.S. Congressmen
1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California; Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy
Soviet Union dominates 1960 Summer Olympics with 124 medals including 50 Gold
Rafer Johnson and Wilma Rudolph, both 1960 Olympic Gold Medalists, are athletes of the Year
Michigan's Swimming Coach, Gus Stager, names USA Olympic Swimming & Diving Head Coach
Minnesota Gophers win NCAA Championship in Football, but loses in the Rose Bowl to Washington; Big Ten has Iowa #3, Ohio State #8 and MSU #15 and Purdue #19
Joe Bellino of Navy wins Heisman Trophy
Venetian Way wins Kentucky Derby
Bobby Fischer retains U.S. Chess Championship at the age of 16
Cassius Clay wins Gold Medal in Boxing
Floyd Patterson, 1952 Olympic Gold Medalist, defeats Swede Ingemar Johansson in rematch of 1959 fight to regain Heavyweight Boxing Title, first to do so
Boston Celtics win 1960 NBA Championship
Arnold Palmer is PGA Player of the Year winning U.S. Open and Master's
Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees in 7 games in the 1960 World Series with Bill M