1966 Historical Events Mad Men

A Mad Men World: What Went Down in 1966

A Mad Men World: What Went Down in 1966

We got a taste of 1966 last week on the season premiere of Mad Men. The first episode of season five kicks off in May 1966, with Don's new and much younger wife, Megan, performing "Zou Bisou Bisou," inspired by the sexy Euro pop princesses of the 1960s yé-yé movement. Don seems suspicious of Megan's free-spirited ways, and that might be a sign of things to come, considering 1966 saw lots of tension between the older, traditional guard and the younger generation prepared to wear miniskirts, try acid, and fight for women's and civil rights. As we get ready to watch some of this momentous societal change play out at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, let's take a look at the important moments of 1966.

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