As part of its "Celebrate the Century" program, the Postal Service conducted a nationwide poll to determine the most memorable event of the 1960s. According to the results, it was man's first walk on the moon in 1969.
The Postal Service's ambitious program involves selecting stamp subjects hailing a total of 15 significant people, places and events of each decade of the 20th century. The USPS will release sets of stamps commemorating each of those events.The 15 stamps of the 1960s, as determined by the poll, are to be the moon walk, Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the Vietnam War, the Peace corps, The Beatles, Woodstock, the first Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers, the breaking of a season home-run record by Roger Maris, the computer chip, lasers, the peace sign, Ford Mustang, the Barbie doll and Star Trek.
The set will be released in June 1999.
- Syd Kronish