John Lindsay, a liberal Republican, assumes the office as Mayor of New York. A controversial figure, Lindsay is credited with helping the city survive the 1960s without a major riot, but his policies were responsible for its fiscal crisis of the late 1970s. He serves for two terms.
Dustin Hoffman wins the Obie Award for best actor for his role in The Exhaustion of Our Son’s Love.
“Bulletin Board” begins charging a specific Personals rate of $2.50 per line.
Newsstand price for the newspaper is increased to 15 cents.
The Voice publishes its first rock criticism column, Richard Goldstein’s “Pop Eye.”