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- You may be looking for The Sixties, a reference book.
The British Rocket Group and Intrusion Countermeasures Group, the latter a precursor to UNIT, were active during the 1960s. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks, PROSE: Downtime, PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy).
Minor events Edit
- Forester hoped to market DN6, a super-lethal pesticide and murdered Arnold Farrow, a scientist who would have informed the authorities of the dangers. The Doctor, miniaturised to one inch tall by an accident in the TARDIS, helped to expose Forester. (TV: Planet of Giants)
- The Doctor's TARDIS and the Dalek time machine materialised on an observation deck of the Empire State Building. (TV: The Chase)
- Dr. Fendelman was working on missile guidance systems, observing a "sonic shadow" during one test launch which lead to his time scanner experiments in the 1970s. (TV: Image of the Fendahl)
- While stationed in Sierra Leone, Lt. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart meets and fathered a son; Mariamma, with Mariatu, eldest daughter of Chief Yembe of the Rokoye village. (PROSE: Transit, The Also People)
- For events in specific dates, see below.
Behind the scenes Edit
- Doctor Who debuts in 1963 with William Hartnell as the the First original Doctor in An Unearthly Child. Patrick Troughton succeeds him in 1966 as the Second Doctor in 1966 in the closing moments of The Tenth Planet, and takes over the role definitively in The Power of the Daleks, the story that follows.
- The second Doctor Who story, The Daleks introduces the creatures of the same name. Dalekmania sweeps Great Britain. The Daleks, who eclipsed the Doctor himself in popularity, would return several times during the '60's, would arguably never reach the height of popularity as during this time. The second-most popular Doctor Who monster race, the Cybermen, debut in 1966's The Tenth Planet.
- The first Doctor Who tie-in book, David Whitaker's Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks comes out. It adapts The Daleks in novel form.
- Two theatrical films starring Peter Cushing as "Dr. Who" come out: Dr. Who and the Daleks (based on The Daleks) and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. based on The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
- In 1964, The Klepton Parasites, the first Doctor Who comic, appeared in TV Comic. Doctor Who comics would, in one form or another, run on into the present.