Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1983

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Barbara VanHyftc Kenneth Vann Linda Vaughn Randall Vcys Richard Veys Noel Vickers Faith Vogel Vicki Wakcland Deanna Walker Douglas Ward Velessia Washington Jill Watkins Michelle Watkins Beverly Webb Petra Webb Daniel Weber Senior 18?

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Unzcl, Todd Valli, Karen Vandcwallc, Tony Vanhook. Andrea 1965: The Year of the Beatles, Nam, Koufax and Seniors The year 196V most seniors became a part of the United States. Yet, 1965 also played a significant role in American history. It was a year of remcmberanccs and worthwhile occurances. Therefore, this story is dedicated to the class of 1983 for making 1965 so special. - Rioting in the Watt's section of Southwest Los Angeles resulted in 35 killed and $200,000,000 dollars in damage. The incident started when a white police officer stopped a car on suspicion that its Negro driver was intoxicated. A crowd soon gathered, words were exchanged, and rocks were thrown, which soon ended up with 7,000 to 10.000 residents, mostly Negroes, fighting, looting, and burning in a six day riot from August 11-16. - The United States became increasingly involved with the Vietnam War. Use of vastly augmented U.S. forces were reported in South Vietnam heavily active in full scale combat against Communist Victcong guerrillas. The death toll of U.S. servicemen soon began rising drasticly. and by the end of the year, bombing of North Vietnamese military targets took place by U.S. planes. • On October 17, the New York World's Fair closed its two-year run. Malcom X. former Eastern leader of the Black Muslims and founder of his own extremist Black Nationalist movement was shot to death February 21. He was about to address a rally of several hundred Negro followers in New York City. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 65, died of a heart attack July 14 in London near the American Embassy. He had served as the United Nations since January 23, 1961 when appointed by President Kennedy. • Dr. Albert Schweitzer, physician, philosopher, theologian, and musicologist died September 4 in his world famous hospital at Lambarcne, Gabon. His death was brought on by circulatory trouble. - Sir Wintson Leonard Spencer Churchill died on January 24. The funeral took place in St. Paul's Cathedcral in London. • The international bridge world was rocked by charges of cheating leveled against two members of the British team at the world contract bridge championship at Buenos Aires, Argintina, in May. •The top-rated television shows were: 1. Bonanza NBC 2. Bewitched ABC 3. Gomer Pyle USMC CBS 4. The Andy Griffith Show CBS 5. The Fugitive ABC 6. The Red Skeleton Hour CBS 7. The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS 8. The Lucy Show CBS 9. Peyton Place II ABC 10. Combat ABC • Oscars of 1965 Best Picture- "The Sound of Music" Best Actor- Lee Marvin, "Cat Ballou" Best Actress- Julie Christie. "Darling" Best Supporting Actor- Martin Balsam, "A Thousand Clowns" Best Supporting Actress- Shelley Winters, "A Patch of Blue" Director- Robert Wise, “The Sound of Music” Best Music Score- "Doctor Zhivago", Maurice Jarre • The Beatles European Tour (songs) -Twist and Shout -She's a Woman •Ticket To Ride •Can't Buy Me Love •I'm A Loser -I Wanna Be Your Man -A Hard Day's Night -Baby's In Black -Rock and Roll Music -Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby -Long Tall Sally •Connie Struve was the 1965 Rock Island High School Homecoming Queen. The Rocks won the football game against Dubuque beating them by a score of 44-32. - Fads around the Rocky campus that year were big. loud, colorful socks, and the evcr-popular Beatles' haircut. - The College Bowl games: Rose Bowl UCLA 14 Michigan St. 12 Orange Bowl Alabama 39 Nebraska 28 Cotton Bowl Louisiana St. 14 Arkansas - The 1965 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers (N) 4 Minnisota Twins (A) 3 - Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles pitched a perfect game September 9 against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax struck out 14 in the 1-0 victory. - Jimmy Clark won the Indianapolis 500 in a Lotus powered Ford. He completed the 500 miles in 3:19:05:34 and averaged 150.686 m.p.h. - Walt Chamberlain of San Francisco and Philadelphia had a season and league high of 2,534 points. • Bob Giese of Purdue was named All-American Quarterback by the United Press International. • Wimbledon Champions: Men's Singles- Roy Emerson Men's Doubles- John Ncwcombe Tony Roche Woman's Singles- Margeret Smith Woman's Doubles- Maria Bueno B.J. Moffit Mixed Doubles- Ken Fletcher Margeret Smith IM6 Senior



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Donald Webster Chris Weinert Karen Weinstein Penny West Crystal Wcstcrfield David Whan Erik White Pamela White Debra Wildcrmuth Mark Williams John Williamson Penny Williamson James Wollcnburg Richard Witmer Timothy Wilson Robert Wilson IM Seniors

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