1960s

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The 1960s were referred to by the Eleventh Doctor and the DJ of Tranquil Repose as the Swinging Sixties. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth [+]Loading...["Hunters of Earth (audio story)"], TV: Revelation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Revelation of the Daleks (TV story)"]) The Doctor associated "miniskirts, Telstars, Fireball XL5, flower power and Woodstock" with this decade. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth [+]Loading...["Hunters of Earth (audio story)"]) Ace believed it had no "street cred". (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Remembrance of the Daleks (TV story)"])

The British Rocket Group and Intrusion Counter-Measures Group, the latter a precursor to UNIT, were active during the 1960s. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Remembrance of the Daleks (TV story)"], PROSE: Downtime [+]Loading...["Downtime (novelisation)"], Who Killed Kennedy [+]Loading...["Who Killed Kennedy (novel)"])

The Sixth Doctor considered the 1960s to be one of Earth's "most turbulent periods." (AUDIO: 1963: The Space Race [+]Loading...["1963: The Space Race (audio story)"])

George Woods worked in the field of radar development in the 1950s and 1960s. (TV: Lost in Time [+]Loading...["Lost in Time (TV story)"])

Near the end of the decade, a number of parents named their sons "Valentine" after the main character in Stranger in a Strange Land. (PROSE: Dead Romance [+]Loading...["Dead Romance (novel)"])

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"The Metaltron", a Dalek survivor of the Last Great Time War, fell through time and landed on the Ascension Islands (TV: Dalek [+]Loading...["Dalek (TV story)"], The Secret Lives of Monsters [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"The Daleks","page":"52","chaptnum":"2","1":"The Secret Lives of Monsters (short story)"}) or the Ascension Island, located in the British Overseas Territory, near St Helena and Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean sometime in the 1960s; (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Everything Changes","page":"148","chaptnum":"3","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"}) either in 1961 (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"The Daleks","page":"53","chaptnum":"2","1":"The Secret Lives of Monsters (short story)"}) or 1962. (AUDIO: The Dalek Transaction [+]Loading...["The Dalek Transaction (audio story)"]) It burnt within its crater for three days. (TV: Dalek [+]Loading...["Dalek (TV story)"], PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Everything Changes","page":"148","chaptnum":"3","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"}, The Secret Lives of Monsters [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"The Daleks","page":"53","chaptnum":"2","1":"The Secret Lives of Monsters (short story)"}) Insane and screaming, (TV: Dalek [+]Loading...["Dalek (TV story)"]) the Dalek was recovered by the military (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Everything Changes","page":"148","chaptnum":"3","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"}) before it was passed through several private collections in the 20th and 21st centuries. (TV: Dalek [+]Loading...["Dalek (TV story)"], PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...{"chaptname":"Everything Changes","page":"148","chaptnum":"3","1":"The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"})

Fitz Kreiner spent a few weeks working behind the bar at the Mother Black Cap in Camden Town. (PROSE: The Fall of Yquatine [+]Loading...["The Fall of Yquatine (novel)"])

In the 1960s, Dr Fendelman was working on missile guidance systems, observing a "sonic shadow" during one test launch which led to his time scanner experiments in the 1970s. (TV: Image of the Fendahl [+]Loading...["Image of the Fendahl (TV story)"])

In this decade, John and Gillian Who met their grandfather, the First Doctor, and began travelling with him as his companions. (COMIC: The Klepton Parasites [+]Loading...["The Klepton Parasites (comic story)"])

Sometime in this decade, "lesbian novelist" Iris wrote a novel called The Nylon Jungle. (PROSE: Hospitality [+]Loading...["Hospitality (short story)"])

Dave Tonbridge's parents had their wedding over forty years prior to 2005. Marcus Butler's dad played in a skiffle band in which the Ninth Doctor sometimes joined in with. (PROSE: Have You Seen This Man? [+]Loading...["Have You Seen This Man? (short story)"])

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