1960-1980
     
1960 - Rev. Edward Egan appointed as Assistant Vice-Rector and Repetitor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City.
     
1961 - January 20th: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, takes office.
  - August 13th: Construction begins on the Berlin Wall, dividing the city of Berlin, Germany, into Communist East Berlin and Democratic West Berlin.
     
1962 - October 2nd:  Vatican II Council opens in Rome.
  - October 16th:  Cuban Missile Crisis.
     
1963 - June 3rd: Pope John XXIII dies.
  - June 21st: Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini is elected to the papacy and takes the name Pope Paul VI.
  - November 22nd: John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States.
     
1964 - April 22nd: New York hosts its third World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park with the theme "Peace Through Understanding."
  - Rev. Edward Egan earns his Doctorate in Canon Law, Summa Cum Laude, from the Pontifical Gregorian University. 
     
1965 - December 8th:  Vatican II Council closes in Rome.
  - October 4th:  Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the United States during a one day visit to New York City.
  - Rev. Terence James Cooke is consecrated Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of New York.
     
1967 - January 27th:  A flash fire in the capsule of Apollo 1 kills all three astronauts on board during a pre-flight training session.
  - Francis Cardinal Spellman dies.
     
1968 - April 4th:  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated.
  - June 6th:  Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated.
  - December 24th:  Apollo 8 sends back first picture of Earth from space.
    April 4th:  Most Rev. Terence Cooke is consecrated the seventh Archbishop of New York and Archbishop for the Military Services.
     
1969 - January 20th: Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States, takes office.
  - July 20th:  Apollo 11 lands on the moon.
  - Archbishop Terence Cooke is elevated to Cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
  - Covenant House, the largest shelter program for homeless youth in America, is founded by the Franciscans on the lower east side of Manhattan. 
     
1970 - April 11th:  Apollo 13 launches for the moon but is crippled by an in-flight explosion.
     
1971 - Rev. Edward Egan is appointed as Judge of the Sacred Roman Rota in Rome.
  - Construction begins on the new Archdiocesan headquarters at 1011 First Avenue, New York City.
     
1973 - May 25th:  NASA launches Skylab, the first U.S. space station to be placed in orbit. 
  - March: Terence Cardinal Cooke commissions the first lay men and women Ministers of the Eucharist of the Archdiocese of New York.
  - June: First Permanent Deacons of the Archdiocese of New York are ordained at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
    Construction is completed and the Terence Cardinal Cooke New York Catholic Center opens on First Avenue.
     
1974 - August 9th: Richard M. Nixon resigns the presidency due to the Watergate scandal.  Vice-President Gerald Ford becomes the 38th president of the United States.
     
1975 - Vietnam War ends.
  - September 14th:  Canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton.
     
1977 - January 20th: James Carter, 39th President of the United States, takes office.
  - June 19th:  Canonization of Bishop John Neumann.
     
1978 - August 6th: Pope Paul VI dies.
  - August 26th: Albino Luciani is elected to the papacy and takes the name Pope John Paul I.
  - September 28th: Pope John Paul I dies 33 days into his papacy.
  - October 16th: Karol Józef Wojtyla is elected to the papacy and takes the name Pope John Paul II.
     
1979 - November 4th:  Iran Hostage Crisis begins.
  - Mother Teresa of Calcutta wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
  - October 7th:  Pope John Paul II visits New York City.
  - St. Patrick's Cathedral celebrates its Centennial anniversary.
  - Rev. John Joseph O'Connor is consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of the United States for the Military Services.