The year 1966 found America at a crossroads, as the nation faced war abroad and turmoil at home.
The Civil Rights Movement was reaching a climax, as tensions boiled over across the country. Meanwhile, the Vietnam War spurred protests all over the U.S., as thousands of young men were shipped across the globe to fight in a war many didn’t believe in.
Naturally, these major overarching events had an effect on the art of 1966, with film, television and music reflecting the era. The year delivered some of the greatest albums in history, as the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys each released masterpieces.
On TV, viewers were entertained by sci-fi adventures, a caped crusader, secret agents and a wide range of game shows. Fans also said goodbye to one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, and they embraced two specials that have become holiday classics.
At the movies, it was…